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Guardian lists Nepal as no 1 travel destination in the World

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KATHMANDU — British based newspaper, The Guardian, has listed Nepal at the top spot in the list of 10 best places to travel in world.

“Democracy is on the rise,” reports Dr Claire Smith of York University’s Asia Research Network. “It is an inspiring moment to visit the country … and the curries are delicious,” the online edition of the popular newspaper has said in its report entitled, ‘How to plan a post-Brexit holiday—from Serbia to the Lake District’.

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“Pound for pound, Nepal is better value than Europe,” says Catherine Shearer of specialist cycle holiday experts H+I Adventures. The country has had a tricky few years that have featured Maoist insurgencies, royal massacres and a devastating earthquake, but Nepal has come roaring back. Travellers are reporting a sense of optimism and vibrancy that rubs off on visitors.”

This is a country with a huge amount to offer: its mountain ranges, of course, but also a wealth of wildlife, temples, ancient towns and colourful culture. KE Adventure Travel specialises in some spectacular hikes in the country.

Other cvountries in the list are : South Africa ,Albania ,Bulgaria, Colombia,Iran, Namibia, Malaysia, Kenya and Serbia.

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4th Mountain Festival marked

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POKHARA — The 4th Mountain Festival 2017 was organised at International Mountain Museum in Pokhara to mark the International Mountain Day.

The United Nations has recognized December 11 as the International Mountain Day. The theme for the day for this was: Mountains Under Pressure: Climate, Hunger and Migration.

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has organised the the two-day-long event in coordination with Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Nepal Tourism Board, ICIMOD, USAID, and NMA Annapurna Chapter.

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The event includes several exhibition stalls representing lifestyle and cultures of mountains, according to Santa Bir Lama, president of NMA.

Lama said John Reinhard from the US was awarded Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for his contribution in the field of mountaineering during the event.

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