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No work for Nepalis as tourists stay away

Tourist bookings in Himalayan nation down 95 per cent since April 25 earthquake

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Since the earthquake, Pokhara and the Annapurna trekking trails have been quite empty, leaving taxi driver Govinda Adhikari and boatman Hem Gurung with nothing to do but wait, and hope, for things to pick up.

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Since the earthquake, Pokhara and the Annapurna trekking trails have been quite empty, leaving taxi driver Govinda Adhikari (above) and boatman Hem Gurung with nothing to do but wait, and hope, for things to pick up.

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Since the earthquake, Pokhara and the Annapurna trekking trails have been quite empty, leaving taxi driver Govinda Adhikari and boatman Hem Gurung (above) with nothing to do but wait, and hope, for things to pick up.

Pokhara, Nepal

BOATMAN Hem Gurung waits listlessly on the deserted banks of Lake Phewa in the shadow of Nepal's spectacular Annapurna mountain range for tourists that do not come.

"Since the earthquake, Pokhara has been empty," he complained to AFP in the lakeside resort, which

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