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Bulls lock horns at Nepal winter festival

Bulls lock horns at Nepal winter festival

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The bullfight in the village of Taruka, about 76km from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, takes place each year to mark the end of winter, according to the Hindu calendar. Thousands gathered to watch 14 pairs of bulls butt heads on Saturday, with the winner of each bout taking home 3,000 rupees (S$39) in prize money. Unlike

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Nepal tourism makes spectacular rebound

Nepal tourism makes spectacular rebound

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Nepal’s tourism experienced a dramatic turnaround last year after being hit by the twin disasters of a devastating earthquake and crippling trade embargo in 2015. Foreign tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 39.71 percent to 753,002 in 2016, boosted by robust visitor growth from India, China, the US, the UK and Sri Lanka, according to the

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‘World’s first’ travel blogger Greenwald: In Nepal every day brings a new, unexpected discovery

‘World’s first’ travel blogger Greenwald: In Nepal every day brings a new, unexpected discovery

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Anyone who can do a monologue entitled “Strange Travel Suggestions” for years has seen a lot of the world. Jeff Greenwald is that traveler. He has done some pretty amazing things in his travels: creating the world’s first travel blog (1994), crossing oceans on a container ship, rescuing a snow leopard cub in Tibet. He

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It’s official, Nepal 8th most ‘welcoming’ country in the world!

It’s official, Nepal 8th most ‘welcoming’ country in the world!

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Nepal is one of the most ‘welcoming’ countries in the world, as it offers visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to citizens of almost all countries in the world, a new report says. Nepal ranks 8th on the list of ‘most welcoming’ countries, on a list prepared by the global financial advisory firm Arton Capital, and made

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Top 10 Destinations of Nepal you can’t afford to miss in 2017

Top 10 Destinations of Nepal you can’t afford to miss in 2017

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The tourism industry was hit hard by the earthquakes and India’s trade embargo in 2015. Foreign tourist arrivals fell to a six-year low of 538,970 in the year, representing a sharp drop of 32 percent, compared to 2014 figures. The year 2016, however, had been better as foreign travelers started to make a comeback, and

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The Japanese who transformed Nepal’s tourism industry

The Japanese who transformed Nepal’s tourism industry

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In the chilly, pre-dawn darkness, a convoy of cars slowly ascend a winding road toward Sarangkot, a hamlet on the edge of Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city. Tourists wrapped in thick jackets and mufflers stumble out of the vehicles at this hilltop village to find the best spot to view the first rays of the

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