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New strategy to curb forest encroachment
The encroachment of forest land is rampant across the nation, especially in the Tarai. Finally, the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) has waken up to this growing ecological threat. It has prepared a new strategy to keep t more...
Khokana youths on domestic tourism campaign
Local youths of Khokana, a medieval Newari settlement situated on the outskirts of the Valley in Lalitpur district, have now rolled their sleeves up for promoting domestic tourism these days. Krishna Saran Dangol, president of a recently e more...
Dragon Air increases weekly flight on Kathmandu route
Dragonair announced new arrangement for its services to Dhaka and Kathmandu starting from October 1 which will offer passengers travelling to and from Nepal a greater number of flights per week to choose from. The night flight to Kathmandu more...
HAN's CSR
Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee is working fix the water supply problem of residents and tourists in world heritage site and popular tourist destination Swayambhu area. HAN organised an interact more...
PPP must for boosting tourism
Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Sharat Singh Bhandari today said that public private partnership ought to be developed for the promotion of Nepal’s tourism industry and develop Nepal Tourism Board according to international pra more...
Para-trekking kicks off in Pokhara
While the government prepares to celebrate Tourism Year in 2011, Pokhara —one of the most favourite tourist destinations in the country — has launched a strange yet adventurous event Para-trekking. Para-trekking a combined lexic more...
NTB eyes auto rallies for NTY 2011
The team of French and Swiss individuals that came to Kathmandu on Wednesday evening in a motor rally visited Lumbini on Thursday and left for Mumbai yesterday. A convoy of 22 classic Citroen automobile made it from Beijing to Kathmandu in more...
Tara Air - A new domestic airlines company
Tara Air, which began its operation last month with two Pilatus Porter aircraft has now added six aircrafts ,four DHC 6 300 Twin Otters and two PC-6s ,to its fleet . The airlines is planning to operate 15 flights from Kathmandu to Lukla per more...
Nepal promoted in Incheon Global Fair, South Korea
The Nepalese pavilion put up by Team Nepaliana at the Incheon Global Fair & Festival is proving to be quite popular among local visitors.Team Nepaliana have put up a pavilion, a souvenir shop and a Nepali restaurant for this fair. Each more...
HAN seeks PMs aid in China
Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has urged Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal to promote Nepal in China during his visit there. A delegation led by HAN president Prasiddha Bahadur Pandey meet PM Nepal today and briefed him on the possibility of more...
Yeti Airlines signs MoU with NIBL
Yeti Airlines and Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on e-ticketing. Now NIBL account holders can book and purchase air tickets via NIBL e-Banking.
More than 5,300 lakes in Nepal
A recent study has found that Nepal is home to more than 5,300 lakes. Researchers from the Nepal Lake Conservation Development Committee (NLCDC) - a government body under the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation - found a total of 5,358 l more...
Mustang - Emerging as a popular pilgrimage destination
According to 'The Himalayan Times' an increasing number of pilgrims are thronging various religious sites in Mustang and Myagdi districts. The Muktinath Development Committee has reported the entry of more than 1,000 pilgrims in Mustang dis more...
Shrine struggle panel opts for peaceful stir
Priest Appointment Joint Struggle Committee (PAJSC) today said it would now opt for peaceful protest programme to ease the devotees’ access to the Pashupatinath Temple. Talking to The Himalayan Times, Paramananda Shakya, deputy coordi more...
Close shave for aircraf
A plane of Sita Air —9NAHA — met with an accident at Nepalgunj airport today. The plane was dragged about 200 metres after a wheel came off the plane during the test flight, a Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal staffer said. The more...
Wildlife at poachers mercy
The absence of a security mechanism at Makalu-Barun National Park (MBNP) has left animals in the park at the mercy of poachers and wildlife traffickers. "Incidents of wildlife trafficking are rife due to the absence of a security me more...
CNP hotels run up to Tourism Year
KATHMANDU: The sub-committee - formed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) - today took a decision about the hotels and resorts that are located inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP). The panel decided to extend the deadline for the clos more...
French trekkers rescued
DHUNCHE: The Nepali Army (NA) has rescued two French trekkers, who had gone to Gosaikunda. “A NA team from Indrabaks Battalion rescued Siman Liuren (35) and his wife from Chandanbari in Rasuwa,” said Lhakpa Sherpa, a tour guide. more...
Yeti Airlines pioneers e-ticketing
Now you can book your ticket from your own house or office via the internet. This is the first time in the country that plane tickets are being made available through internet booking system after an airlines company and bank signed an agre more...
Sino-Nepal trade fair starts
Chinese and Nepali businesses gathered in Xigaze City in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday for a five-day long trade fair that highlights Buddha statues, Tibetan medicine and other commodities from the Himalayan re more...
HAN, NATTA on promotional tour for NTY-2011
The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) completed Shanghai and Beijing promotional campaigns yesterday. The team is in Shanghai to promote Nepal in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong Minister for T more...
ATTA and IUCN to endorse PATA Conference in Nepal
PATA has received important backing from two influential organisations for its 2010 Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart in Nepal. The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and the International Union for Conserv more...
Adaptation to climate change: Agenda of Nepal
The government today said that its main agenda in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference on Copenhagen would be "adaptation rather than mitigation". The conference will take place at the Bella Centre more...
Nepal-China trade fair
To strengthen economic and trading ties between Nepal and Tibet, the autonomous Region of People’s Republic of China, the Nepal-Tibet Trade Fair 2009 will be organised in Shigatse from September 3 to 7. This kind of trade fair has alr more...
Nepal gets its due as tourist spot for Chinese
Increased number of flights and air seats has swelled the number of Chinese tourists arriving in Nepal. According to Arjun Sharma, first vice-president of Nepal Association of Travel and Tour Agents (NATTA), it is around eight years since N more...
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