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Mt. Everest, the hottest attraction in Tibet, is seeing the peak tourism season.
This year 2014, a sacred year for pilgrims and a peak season for travelers will bring thousands of visitors to Mt. Everest.
Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China distanced itself from Nepal's self-styled Maoist rebels on Thursday, saying the group had no connection with any Chinese person or group.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Maoist rebels killed six soldiers and policemen in an ambush in east Nepal on Wednesday, an official said, a day ahead of a planned nationwide strike by political parties against King Gyanendra.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A series of explosions rocked Nepal on Tuesday with one blast erupting in the popular tourist town of Pokhara, just hours after Maoist rebels called off a four-month truce, raising fears of a resurgence of violence.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Two Maoist guerrillas and a soldier were killed in fierce fighting in western Nepal on Tuesday, days before a unilateral ceasefire declared by the rebels was due to expire, the army and insurgents said.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - China sent truckloads of arms to Nepal this week to help its poorly-equipped army fight a violent Maoist revolt, a newspaper reported on Friday.
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