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Sunday 11 December 2016

Popular Nepal trek back open

The most popular trekking trail in Nepal escaped damage during April's devastating earthquake and is safe for hikers to return, an assessment team has said.

Kit Miyamoto of the California-based engineering firm Miyamoto International assessed the 200km of trekking trails around Mount Annapurna, and said that the only hazards were found at three spots and appeared to predate the quake.

Only about 3pc of the accommodations on the trail were damaged by the April 25 earthquake.

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