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Popular trekking trails around Mount Annapurna deemed safe, with minimal damage from quake

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, trekkers watch the sun rise over the Annapurna Range, right, in central Nepal, as viewed from Poon Hill, above the village of Ghorepani. California-based engineering firm Miyamoto International assessed the 200 kilometers (125 miles) of trekking trails around Mount Annapurna following April's devastating Nepal earthquake and said that the only hazards were found at three spots and appeared to predate the quake, and the trail is safe for hikers to return. (AP Photo/Malcolm Foster, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, trekkers watch the sun rise over the Annapurna Range, right, in central Nepal, as viewed from Poon Hill, above the village of Ghorepani. California-based engineering firm Miyamoto International assessed the 200 kilometers (125 miles) of trekking trails around Mount Annapurna following April's devastating Nepal earthquake and said that the only hazards were found at three spots and appeared to predate the quake, and the trail is safe for hikers to return. (AP Photo/Malcolm Foster, File)  (The Associated Press)

An assessment team says the most popular trekking trail in Nepal escaped damage during the April's devastating earthquake and is safe for hikers to return.

Kit Miyamoto of the California-based engineering firm Miyamoto International assessed the 200 kilometers (125 miles) of trekking trails around Mount Annapurna.

Only about 3 percent of the accommodations on the trail were damaged by the April 25 earthquake and hazards were found only at three spots on the route.

The devastating earthquake in April and a smaller one in May killed 8,898 people in Nepal.

Nepal is hoping tourists will return to Nepal in September when tourist season begins.