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Government collecting info on ancient monuments
The Department of Archaeology (DoA) is collecting information on historical monuments and artefacts scattered across the country and is making preparations to classify them on the basis of their national and local significance. Although more...
World Tourism Day: Mountain bike rally organised
The 10-kilometer mountain bike rally promoted by Nepal Tourism Board was the first event to take place Thursday in a chain of events organized to celebrate the 28th World Tourism Day. The event was organized by Nepal Mountain Bike Tours more...
Yeti Airlines completes nine years
Yeti Airlines, one of the leading Nepali domestic airlines, has completed its nine years of operation. The Airlines has consistently been ahead in terms of delivery of service and growth, states a press issued here by the airlines today. more...
Nepal promoted at JATA
Nepali travel tourism trade bodies along with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) jointly participated at the JATA Congress and World Travel Fair 2007 held in Tokyo Japan, from September 13 to 16. According to a NTB press release issued today, a l more...
NATO Shows Concern
Expressing serious concerns over possible impacts of Maoist’s protest programmes in tourism industry, Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO) has asked all the political parties to express a public commitment not to disturbe moveme more...
British lady to start trans-Himalayan treking in Nepal
A public health consultant from Britain is setting out for 78-day cross Nepal trans-Himalayan treking, according to a press release jointly issued by the Britain Nepal Medical Trust and Nepal Tourism Board on Friday. Dr. Gillian Holdswor more...
China Southern increases flights to Nepal
China Southern Airlines, China’s largest airlines in terms of fleet size, is increasing its frequency of flights to three flights from present two flights-a-week on Guangzhou-Kathmandu-Guangzhou route from September 5. It is also usin more...
Nepal to cut fees for off-season Everest climbers
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal will slash climbing fees for Mount Everest in the off-season to lure mountaineers to the world's tallest peak and boost tourism hit by years of a Maoist conflict, a senior minister said on Wednesday. Dozens of more...
Govt relaxes provisions for international airlines
In anticipation of greater tourist arrivals during the forthcoming autumn season, government has formulated flexible provisions for the international airlines flying to Nepal. According to a decision by the ministry of culture, tourism and more...
Mahavir plans tourism development
Mahavir Pun — a proud receipent of prestigious Magsaysay Award for linking remote Himalayan villages of Myagdi district with e-mail and internet through wireless computer phone — has started a new campaign to develop tourism in more...
New airlines plan to increase flight to Nepal
Nepal is fast turning into a hot destination for international airlines while the national flag carrier is reeling under lack of aircraft. According to The Kathmandu Post Sunday's report, three foreign airlines are on the verge of beginn more...
Nepal Airlines Corporation resumes int'l flights
KATHMANDU, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) resumed its international flights on Saturday after nine days of halt. After both of Boeings on NAC\'s fleet got grounded, the state-flag-carrier had been forced to halt more...
Pollution drying up glaciers in South Asia, says report
A latest report authored by a team of scientists has warned that the “haze of pollution over southern Asia was now accelerating the loss of glaciers in the Himalayan region.” The haze is feared to first enhance and then deplete more...
Nepal tourism sector continues to record significant growth
Kathmandu - Nepal's tourism industry continued to record significant growth for the eighth consecutive month propelled by strong European arrivals, state officials said Friday. Nepal Tourism Board said tourist arrivals via air grew by 25 more...
SilkAir to resume regular flights to Nepal
Silk Air, regional wing of Singapore Airlines, is set to resume direct flights from Singapore to Kathmandu from October, the start of the main tourist season in Nepal. Foo Chai Woo, general manager, India – Singapore Airlines annou more...
Nepal Invites Tourists to Visit its Villages
Nepal is an attractive tourist spot for those who appreciate nature and adventure. However, the violence that has afflicted much of the country over the past 10 years has adversely affected tourism. Once political stability is attained, the more...
Pashupatinath temple sees sea of devotees
Thousands thronged the Pashupatinath temple in Gaushala today — the first Monday in the month of Shrawan — to worship Lord Shiva. Religious scriptures regard Shrawan as the most auspicious month and Monday as the holiest day. more...
NAC to buy new aircraft : Employees postpone protests after decision
The employees of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), who were organising protest against the corporation management with a demand of purchasing new aircraft, have postponed their protest till July 26. Five different organisations and union more...
Indian tourists flock to Muktinath
The number of Indian tourists visiting the famous pilgrimage site of Muktinath are on rise. Most Indian tourists board charter flights from Pokhara or Kathmandu and land near Muktinath temple while some prefer trekking to arrive at the temp more...
Bhaktapur sees more tourists
Number of tourists visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square has this year increased compared to last year, resulting in increase in revenue collection of Bhaktapur Municipality. According to the records at Tourism Service Centre, Bhaktapur, a to more...
Decentralise to help tourism grow
Residents in Pokhara and Dolakha feel that Pokhara and Dolakha, with their huge potential for tourism, have failed to achieve their full potential due primarily to the centralised nature of governance in the country. Tourism entrepreneur more...
NATO urges govt to declare tourism a national industry
Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO) has asked the government to declare tourism as a national industry and provide special package for the tourism industry to boost its confidence. In the recommendations submitted to the finance mini more...
Nepal wins Travel Destination Award
Nepal has bagged the New Travel Routes Contest 2007 award from the organizers of International Travel Exhibition (ITE) being held in HKG from 14-17 June 2007. According to a press release issued by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Sunday, t more...
EICL honours mountaineer Sherpa
Everest Insurance Company Ltd (EICL), a subsidiary of Khetan Group, yesterday felicitated the leader of ‘Loktantrik Everest Expedition Team’ Ang Nima Sherpa. On May 21, Sherpa had climbed the world’s tallest peak Mt Eve more...
Tourist info centre set up at Bandipur
The tourist information centre has been set up at Bandipur, the old district headquarters of Tanahun and a historical town with a view of promoting tourism. The information centre was established when tourists flocked to this area in recent more...
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