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Great Outdoors in South Asia

Top of the world: Everest's summit remains a mecca for climbing enthusiasts.

Trekking

Emotions high 60 years on

Nick Galvin Trekking tragics will party six decades after two men became the first to conquer Mount Everest, writes Nick Galvin.

Nepal

Heaven's ascent

Nepal

Flip Byrnes sets out on a search for truth and beauty on Nepal's Annapurna Circuit.

Nepal

Beyond the hippie trail

Dome of Boudha.

Leisa Tyler discovers the Himalayan nation is gearing up for a new generation of well-heeled travellers.

India

Here kitty-kitty? Afraid not ...

Ranthambore wildlife park India, Tiger

Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor joins the hunt for a shy Indian tiger.

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Photos

Six of the best: desert camps

Amangiri, Utah desert camp

From Namibia to Mongolia to Chile, Ute Junker discovers six of the best desert camps around the world.

Photos

One of the world's most spectacular road trips

SMH TRAVELLER JUNE 22. Himalaya road. Credit andrew bain . Village near Keylong, above the Chandra River on the Manali-Leh highway

Andrew Bain takes an unhurried trip through the soaring terrain of the ancient Manali-Leh highway through the Himalayas.

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Travellers Tips

Group tours

Adventures for groupies

Yellowstone National Park.

Great life experiences in far-flung destinations are in reach like never before, writes Belinda Jackson.

Map of South Asia

Travel News

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (centre L), walk from during a reception at the Sydney Opera House on April 16, 2014.

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

Golden Princess largest cruise ship to be based in Melbourne

ANNIE DANG 11:32am | Golden Princess will be the biggest cruise ship to hit Melbourne.

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