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Everest in October after 10 years
KATHMANDU: Eric Larsen successfully climbed Mount Everest in the month of October, the first to do so in ten years during this month. A report submitted by the Liasion Officer and Handling Agency stated that Larsen along with five members o more...
Non Resident Nepali invest in Nepal tourism
Members of the Non Resident Nepali (NRN) Association released plans earlier this week to invest in Nepal tourism in a bid to restore the country’s prosperity. At a NRN Day program, several members expressed their interest in redeve more...
Trekking can generate employment
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal during the 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) today urged the trekking agencies to lobby strongly for the development and required support for the more...
Ilam spots await tourists
ILAM: Guphathumki, a tourist destination situated on the border between Mangalbare and Santidanda VDC of Ilam district, is slipping into obscurity due to lack of promotion. Locals say Guphathumki was the place of meditation of the endangere more...
5 transport offices planned for tourists
KATHMANDU: Bhairahawa, Birgunj, Kakarbhitta, Mahendranagar, and Nepalgunj will now have special transport offices for tourists visiting Nepal through land. “Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011 Committee will establish transport offices a more...
Ban on tourists to Upper Mustang lifted
The people of Upper Mustang have decided to withdraw their decision to prohibit the entry of tourists to the Upper Mustang after the government assured to address the demands raised by them. "The government has, albeit lately, addresse more...
Three new trekking routes unveiled on World Tourism Day
Three new trekking routes unveiled on World Tourism Day Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation launched three new trekking trails as a part of celebrating 31st World Tourism Day in Kathmandu on 27 September. The routes – Panchpok more...
Govt unveils new trekking routes
KATHMANDU: The government has opened new trekking routes — Paachpokhari Kunda Trekking Trail in Sindhupalchowk, Nagi Narchang Trekking Trail in Myagdi and Dhorpatan Trekking Trail in Baglung — on the occasion of 31st World Touri more...
Tourism and bio-diversity Crucial linkage
World Tourism Day(WTD) this year is being celebrated with the powerful theme “Tourism and Biodiversity”. The theme could not be more befitting to the concurrent situation of rapid global biodiversity loss, which has impact to th more...
Worlds tiniest teen to promote tourism in Nepal
Khagendra Thapamagar, who is the tiniest teenager in the world, has been appointed as goodwill ambassador to promote tourism in Nepal. The government has appointed Thapamagar in order to boost the tourism sector, which is till reeling un more...
Save the Himalayas supporters march to UN HQ, New York
As a continuation of ‘Save the Himalayas’ campaign, on 21st September 2010, a rally was organized by NRN America, in collaboration with the Government of Nepal and National Trust for Nature Conservation.The rally saw a huge turn more...
Tibet positive for bus service
Tibet authority has agreed in principle to operate bus service from Nepal and provide visa to international tourists in Nepal. According to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the fourth meeting of China’s Tibet-Nepal Joint Tourism Coordina more...
Collective efforts is a must to promote mountain tourism: Tourism Minister
Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Sarat Singh Bhandari has on Tuesday expressed that there should be collective efforts for the management as well as to promote mountain tourism in the country. Speaking at the annual general meetin more...
Bhaktapur plans to be top tourist destination
KATHMANDU: In the next five years, Bhaktapur — an ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley — is planning to establish itself as a prime destination for tourists, according to the Bhaktapur District Tourism Development and Management more...
Spicejet starting Nepal flights from October
India’s budget carrier Spicejet is starting flights on New Delhi-Kathmandu route from October 7. Kathmandu will be Spicejet’s first international destination. Zenith Travels, the general sales agents of Spicejet in Nepal, inf more...
Nepal can be LGBTI friendly tourist destination
With Nepal celebrating Nepal Tourism Year 2011 with ambitious plans of attracting more tourists, the possibility of large numbers of tourists from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community visiting Nepal was highlig more...
Bhaktapur Durbar Square entry fee to be increased
Bhaktapur Municipality has planned to increase the tourist entry fee for Nepal Toursism Year 2011. Starting January 2011, the new entry fee to Bhaktapur Durbar Square will be Rs 100 for visitors from SAARC countries and Rs 1,000 from visito more...
Buddha reaches land of Thunder Dragon
Buddha Air on Monday began commercial flights to Paro, Bhutan with its 18-seater Beechcraft 1900D. The carrier is the first international airline to enter Bhutan. The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation cleared Buddha Air for class C more...
Oman Air to fly to Kathmandu
Oman Air has announced that it will start direct flights between Muscat and Kathmandu from September 2. The airlines hope that the flights would benefit Nepali workers who have been working in Oman. The airlines will fly four times a week t more...
Asia Invest seminar of tourism professional
KATHMADNU: International Regional Seminar of Small & Medium Accommodation Providers (SMAPs) was held on August 19. Hotel Association Nepal (HAN), International School of Tourism & Hotel Management (IST), Sri Lanka Tourism Developmen more...
Indonesia to help Nepal boost trade, tourism
Nepal and Indonesia have agreed to joined hands for the development of tourism sector and trade. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Zet Mirzal Zainuddin, Indonesian ambassador to Nepal and Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) more...
Nepal, Indonesia to collaborate
KATHMANDU: Nepal and Indonesia decided to work together for the promotion of tourism. Both countries can work together in the sector, said Zet Mirzal Zainuddin, Indonesian ambassador to Nepal in a meeting with Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC more...
Oman Air to Launch Kathmandu-Muscat Flights
Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, will be launching Kathmandu- Muscat flights from 2nd September, 2010.The airline will be operating 4 flights a week -on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.The flights will be operated on a B737-70 more...
Steps to Boost Tourism in Tibet and Nepal
In order boost tourism in Nepal and Tibet, tourism officials from Tibet Autonomous region of China and Nepal will be working jointly. There is already talk of launching day tours along the Nepal-China border. The number of Chinese tourists more...
Manakamana Cable Car records Highest Number of Passengers
Manakamana Cable Car, the cable car that ferries the pilgrims to the hill-top shrine of Manakamana Devi in Gorkha district, has recorded the highest number of passengers during the current fiscal year.According to reports, of the over 800,0 more...
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