Articles tagged “nepal”

Mount Everest to See Record Number of Climbers

Mount Everest to See Record Number of Climbers

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Mount Everest seems ripe for overtourism. The difference here, rather than in Venice for example, is that overcrowding can be deadly.

2 years ago

Mt. Everest Tourism Continues Despite Earthquakes and Avalanches

Mt. Everest Tourism Continues Despite Earthquakes and Avalanches

Tashi Sherpa, Associated Press

"We have no other income except from the tourists," is a frightening phrase for everyone.

3 years ago

Unrest Challenges Nepal’s Post-Earthquake Tourism Recovery

Unrest Challenges Nepal’s Post-Earthquake Tourism Recovery

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

First priority should be local recovery, with tourism revenues considered only when it makes things better for locals.

3 years ago

Mount Everest Disasters Lead Nepal to Consider Climbing Restrictions

Mount Everest Disasters Lead Nepal to Consider Climbing Restrictions

Post Bahadur Basnet , Associated Press

You can't really make the world's tallest mountain safer, so it's logical to limit its availability to climbers with serious experience.

3 years ago

Mount Everest Opens for Climbers for First Time Since April Avalanche

3 years ago

Nepal Reopens Damaged Heritage Sites in Hopes Tourists Will Return

Nepal Reopens Damaged Heritage Sites in Hopes Tourists Will Return

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Nepal is anxious to get its tourists back but UNESCO urged travelers to be cautious when visiting heritage sites out of safety concerns.

4 years ago

Everest Sherpas Will Have to Remake Their Industry Following Avalanche

Everest Sherpas Will Have to Remake Their Industry Following Avalanche

Binaj Gurubacharya and Martha Bellisle, Associated Press

Everest tourism has been off balance for some time. Can it rethink the industry here in the wake of the terrible human tragedy.

4 years ago

China Halts All Climbing on Tibetan Side of Mt. Everest

China Halts All Climbing on Tibetan Side of Mt. Everest

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press

Indulging the adventurous whims of western tourist should be the last priority right now.

4 years ago

Boston Travel and Rescue Firm Has Unaccounted For Clients in Nepal

Boston Travel and Rescue Firm Has Unaccounted For Clients in Nepal

Associated Press

Global Rescue believes most of its travelers were camped above the location where the avalanches started in Nepal.

4 years ago

Nepal Quake Agony as Seen From the Airport and Environs

Nepal Quake Agony as Seen From the Airport and Environs

Todd Pitman , Associated Press

The experience inside and short trip from Tribhuwan International Airport only provided a hint of the massive devastation that took place in other parts of the country.

4 years ago

Mount Everest Region Hard Hit by Quake and Avalanche

Mount Everest Region Hard Hit by Quake and Avalanche

Tim Sullivan and Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Among the hundreds of dead throughout Nepal and surrounding countries, the death toll will climb among climbers and sherpas in the Mt. Everest region, which is a focus of Nepal tourism. Google confirmed that one of its executives, Dan Fredinburg, an avid climber, was among the fatalities, according to published reports.

4 years ago

Tourism-Dependent Nepal Hit by Earthquake, Hundreds Dead

Tourism-Dependent Nepal Hit by Earthquake, Hundreds Dead

Binaj Gurubacharya and Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press

This is a human and economic tragedy for all of Nepal, and it appears as though the base camps near Mt. Everest were hit, as well.

4 years ago