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Sherpa strike expected to dent Nepal tourism

The multi-million dollar industry is under threat as tour guides refuse to work after an avalanche kills 13.

Last updated: 24 Apr 2014 17:47
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A local mountain guide strike could directly impact Nepal's tourism industry.

Last Friday’s avalanche at Mount Everest killed 13 Sherpas and now the guides are refusing to work under such dangerous conditions.

Nearly 1,500 Sherpas, or mountain guides, work across the Himalayan Mountain range.

Tourism generated $39.1m dollars in 2013 and attracted just under 800,000 visitors to the country.

Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Kathmandu.

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