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Int'l airlines add flights to Nepal for peak tourist season
KATHMANDU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- International airlines have been adding flights or increasing flight frequency to Nepal to handle the anticipated swell in tourist inflow with the autumn season approaching. Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, more...
Dragonair is starting daily flights to Kathmandu from September. The Hong Kong-based carrier is
  Dragonair is starting daily flights to Kathmandu from September. The Hong Kong-based carrier is currently flying three times a week on Hong Kong-Kathmandu sector. “The further increase in number of fligh more...
Half of the world's tiger population in Nepal and India
The number of tigers that were once victimized by poaching, hunting and illegal trading seems to be on the rise. The last century saw a dramatic decline in the number of this predator. However, with the recent tiger census statistics i more...
Tara Air cargo smashes in Simikot
A cargo belonging to Tara Air crashed in Simikot of Humla district, Friday morning. A Dornier 9 NAJQ loaded with groceries that took off from Nepalgunj Airport at 8.14 am met with an accident due to heavy landing on the slippery runw more...
Nepal to hold Tourism Fair in capital
KATHMANDU, June 8 (Xinhua) -- In a bid to publicize the country' s various tourism destinations and promote domestic tourism by disseminating tourism related information, the 4th National Tourism Fair is going to be held from June 10 thi more...
Apa Sherpa stood on top of the world
KATHMANDU, May 12: Apa Sherpa stood on top of the world Wednesday morning in what was his 21st date with the spot where every climber dreams to stand at least once in life. In doing so, Apa, 51, set a new world record for th more...
Former New Zealand test cricketer Adam Parore has climbed mount everest.
Former New Xealand test cricketer Adam Parore has climbed mount everest. The 40-Years old Parore,who played as a wicket keeper-batsman,reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain on Saturday,succeding at his second attempt after more...
Tandem pilot Sunuwar to paraglide from Mt. Everest
In a bid to promote the country´s adventure tourism, a Nepali tandem pilot is mulling over to paraglide from the top of Mt. Everest and thereafter kayaks and pedal to sea level this month. Tandem pilot Sanubabu Sunuwar, 29, wh more...
First woman from India's northeast conquers Everest
As new records begin to be written on Mt Everest, a 25-year-old woman from India’s Arunachal Pradesh state has become the first Indian to peak the world highest mountain this spring. She has also achieved the feat of becoming the f more...
Nepal to host int'l hoteliers meet
Nepal is hosting the world congress of the International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHR&A) in the first week of December. The event was last organized in Nepal about four decades ago. Dr Ghassan Aidi, president of the asso more...
Sherpa climbs Mt. Everest record 21st time
KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 11 (UPI) -- A mountain-climbing icon nicknamed Super Sherpa made the summit of Mount Everest for the 21st time Wednesday, breaking his own record, climb organizers said.Apa Sherpa, 51, reached the 29,029-foot peak a more...
Rhino population up: Census report
KATHMANDU: The census of the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) that ended after three weeks of counting on Saturday revealed that the nation boasts of 534 rhinos, marking an increase of 99 from the 2008 census more...
Tourist arrivals up 34 pc in April
Tourist arrivals in the month of April via air increased by 34.3 percent -- the highest growth rate after the launch of Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011 campaign - compared to the arrival figures of April last year.According to the Immigrat more...
Twitter hits new high with Everest tweet
A renowned British climber has taken Twitter to a new high, firing off the first “tweet” from the peak of world´s tallest mountain. Kenton Cool used the terse text message to plug a slick new Galaxy S II smartphone more...
Tourism life line of Nepal's tourism
Nepal has immense tourism potential and the country’s economic development is possible through the tourism sector, said Chairman of Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents Arjun Prasad Sharma. Speaking at an interaction on &lsq more...
Kathmandu betrays Nepal's tourism potential
Imagine Travel of Belgium and Shashi’s Holiday organised a FAM trip for ten journalists and media persons from Belgium to Nepal. Keeping in mind Nepal Tourism Year, the organisers arranged a seven-day trip for these media people wh more...
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