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Nepal Everest avalanche claims 13 mountain guides
As many as 13 mountain guides were killed when an avalanche swept away climbing parties at 5,800 meters, just below Camp II, of Mt Everest on Friday morning. Dipendra Poudel of Trekking and Mountaineering Section under the Ministry of Cu more...
Nepal sets up contact office at Everest base camp
The Nepal government has finally set up a contact office at Mount Everest base camp, officials said yesterday. This is the first venture of its kind in Nepal in a bid to make Nepal's mountaineering more safe and organised. "The c more...
Nepal Domestic airlines raise airfare
Airfare for domestic destinations have become dearer by around two percent with effect from March 17. Domestic airlines raised the airfare after Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) hiked price of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) by around Rs 6 per li more...
Everest Base Camp Trek named the best trekking route in world
British newspaper Daily Mail and World Expeditions – a UK-based expeditions operator – have included Everest Base Camp Trek in the No.1 position of world’s best trekking routes. “This classic trek through trad more...
Nepal Holi festival celebrations
Nepal is celebrating Holi or Fagu festival on Sunday by throwing colours and water at each other. Holi is rooted in the mythology of demon king Hiranya Kashyap and his sister Holika. In a plot to kill his son Pralad, a devotee of Lord Vi more...
Nepal Trekking - New trail explored in Round Dhaulagiri Trek
An alternative trekking trail for the Beni-Darbang section of Round Dhaulagiri trekking route has been identified. The new trail was explored as the existing Beni-Singa-Tatopani-Babiyachaur-Darbang trail became of new use due to construc more...
Now apply for Nepal trekking permit online
The Department of Immigration (DoI) has introduced online application system for trekking permits.Issuing a notice, DoI has asked trekking agencies to file online application for trekking permits. The department has also stated that it won& more...
Nepal Govt lowers Everest climbing fee
The government has lowered permit fee for Mt Everest by nearly 50 percent. Issuing a notice on the Nepal Gazette on February 12, the government also introduced separate permit fee for Nepali and foreign climbers. So far, the government h more...
TAAN to promote Nepal in Los Angeles
A 12-member delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has left for the US to participate in the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show 2014. The three-day event will kick off at Long Beach Convention Center, Los A more...
Nepal : Canyoning exploration in Lwang Ghalel
A five-day canyoning exploration concluded at Lwang Ghalel and Ghachok of Kaski concluded on February 1. The exploration was organized by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara Chapter while technical support was pr more...
Nepal : 10th Chitwan Elephant Festival from December 26
The Regional Hotel Association Nepal Chitwan is organizing 10th Chitwan Elephant Festival in Sauraha of Chitwan from December 26 to 30. The event will feature activities like elephant race, elephant football, elephant beauty contest, ox more...
Adventure tourism operators to be regulated in Nepal
With the number of firms operating adventure tourism mushrooming in the country, the government has introduced a new provision to bring such enterprises under the scanner. A new regulation unveiled by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and more...
Nepal Online visa application system launched
The Department of Immigration (DoI) has started accepting online application for visa. According to officials, foreigners can fill-up visa application form at the DoI’s new website – www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np. The servi more...
Nepal Govt told to hike Everest royalty fee
A study team has made slew of recommendations, including hiking royalty fee for Mt Everest, to the government in order to make Nepal’s mountaineering sector more managed. The 10-member team led by Purna Chandra Bhattarai, Chief of more...
Tourist Visa Information of Nepal
Tourist Visa Foreign visitors, other than Indian nationals, who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid passport or any travel document equivalent to passport issued by the Govt. for visiting a foreign country prior to apply for visa. &n more...
Nepal: 165 new peaks open to climbers
Kathmandu : Nepal is gearing up to offer adventure tourists new climbing challenges next year by opening 165 virgin peaks to climbers, officials said. "Of around 1,500 peaks in the country, only 326 are currently open for climbers. more...
Nepal to keep 'tighter control' of Mount Everest climbs
Kathmandu : Nepal’s tourism ministry said it plans to exercise tighter control of climbers scaling Mount Everest to make sure they keep the world’s highest peak clean and to prevent rows. The ministry will set up a 10-member more...
Best season to travel in Nepal
Here is a rough guide of best times for tourists /travelers to visit in nepal. Nepal usually has beautiful weather all around and has primarily 5 seasons. Winter , spring, summer, monsoon (rainy), autumn (fall). Summer (June to Septemb more...
Dhamala elected as president of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN)
The 35th annual general meeting (AGM) of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) held on Friday elected a new executive committee with Ramesh Dhamala of Ecological Treks as the new president. The panel led by Dhamala swept t more...
Turkish Airlines starts flights to Nepal
Turkish Airlines started scheduled flights to Nepal on September 2. The Airbus A330 aircraft of the Istanbul-based carrier landed at Tribhuvan International Airlines at 7:15 am with 280 passengers on board. It left for Istanbul at 8:45 a more...
Nepal Govt waives off climbing permit for five more years
The government has decided to waive off climbing permit fee for mountain peaks in mid and far western regions for five more years effective from July 16. Sending a notification to Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Min more...
Security beefed up in Lumbini following Bodhgaya blasts
Security has been tightened in and around the famous Buddhist shrine of Lumbini in Kapilvastu following the serial bomb blasts in India's Bodhgaya. More Armed Police Force (APF) personnel have been mobilised in Lumbini and the vicinity i more...
Nepal needs to put more effort to attract Chinese tourists: Ambassador Wu
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai has suggested the Nepali authorities and tourism entrepreneurs to tap the immense tourism potentiality Nepal has, projecting an influx of Chinese tourists here. Speaking at an interaction organised more...
Nepal marks 80th anniversary of first flight over Mt. Everest
Nepal is marking 80th anniversary of two Scots airmen flying over the Mount Everest on two Westland Wallace biplanes for the first time in human history. For a group of people who went on a sightseeing trip to commemorate the first fligh more...
TAAN promotes Nepal in Australia
A team of trekking entrepreneurs led by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) participated in the Adventure Travel Expo held on March 9-10 in Sydney, Australia. Being organized for the past 18 years, Adventure Travel Expo more...
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