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Sherpas tackle Everest death zone rubbish dump
A team of 20 Nepalese climbers has braved the heights of Everest's "death zone" to remove rubbish left by explorers. Many Nepali and foreign climbers have tried to clean up the mountain in the past but Namgyal Sherpa, leader of more...
Chinas Tibet, Nepal to promote Himalaya tourism
Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will work closely with Nepal to boost the tourism industry in the Himalayan region, officials said Friday. "To start with, we'll jointly launch day tours along the China-Nepal border," more...
Pata, Travelmedia partnership
KATHMANDU: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Travelmedia have partnered to produce and market a special PATA edition of ‘Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors for Your Future’. According to the PATA release, this is an more...
No HK transit visa for Nepalis
KATHMANDU: Nepalis visiting around two-and-a-half dozen countries via Hong Kong by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will not need Hong Kong transit visa from today. According to Nepal Airlines, the new agreement between the Hong Kong Immigr more...
TURGAN wants service charge rise
KATHMANDU: Tourist Guide Association of Nepal (TURGAN) has proposed a hike of 60-70 per cent in Freelance Tourist Guide Service charges. However tourism entrepreneurs opined that the new remuneration rate will not be reasonable. “I more...
We urgently need more aircraft
KATHMANDU: Asking the government not to be biased against Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), its Executive Chairman Sugat Ratna Kansakar has requested the government to provide bank guarantee for the purchase of aircraft urgently needed for more...
Nepal Promoted in Sri Lanka
A ten-day long ‘Nepalese Cultural and Food Festival’ was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 18th to 27th June 2010.The festival was organised by the Embassy of Nepal in Sri Lanka, in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). Amon more...
NTB to analyse all tourism data
KATHMANDU: Lack of Tourism Satellite Accounting (TSA) system has hit the calculation of tourism industry’s real contribution to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). In order to work out exact contribution of the tourism more...
NTIDC to Explore Possible Tourist Destinations in 75 Districts
Nepal Tourism Infrastructure Development Council (NTIDC) aims to explore possible tourist destinations in all 75 districts of Nepal within the next two years.The council will be conducting research on the historical, religious and cultural more...
Agro tourism project starts
KATHMANDU: Agro-tourism has been launched in Jagat Bhanjyang, Sirsekot, Majhkot and Jagatradevi village development committees (VDCs) of the district which are famous for commercial agricultural production. Govinda Gurung, chief of the P more...
Buddhist tour connecting India, Nepal
Kathmandu: Nepal will soon launch a bus tour from Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, to different Indian cities having important Buddhist pilgrimages, to lure over a million tourists to the country during the Tourism Year 2011. The more...
Lucknow-Nepal flight to start shortly
BAHRAICH: In a bid to boost tourism in Nepal, Buddha Airlines Company very shortly is starting international air services from Nepalganj (Nepal) located on Indo-Nepal border to Lucknow. Buddha Airlines Company has included 72-seater mode more...
New Tekking Trail in Gorkha
For the success of Nepal Tourism year 2011, tourism entrepreneurs and officials are busy building up infrastructure and planning new tours and packages for tourists. That the trekkers may get to explore some f the least explored places, Gor more...
Khaptad faces graft slur
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday seized all the documents related to Khaptad Area Tourism Development Committee suspecting misappropriation of a huge amount of government fund. The CIAA suspects more...
Kalapatthar inscription stone to be fixed at UN park
KATHMANDU: The stone inscription with information on the Climate Change meeting held at Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar on December 4, 2009 is going to be fixed at the UN Park located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Thapathali. It wa more...
Gutsy Nepali women set sights on sky high record
KATHMANDU: Nine brave Nepali women are all set to climb seven of the highest peaks in each of the seven continents of the globe. According to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), from June, 2010 a team of nine Nepali women will begin the first int more...
Nepal pottery in tourism bouquet
KATHMANDU: Thimi's Prajapati potter community doesn't use the elegant little wheels most of us picture potters working with. They use old tyres filled with concrete that weigh more than 300 kg. “Starting the wheels is so laborious. It more...
HAN wants tax sops for tourism industry
KATHMANDU: Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has urged the government to ease taxes in the tourism sector in the upcoming budget and accord it the national priority sector status. HAN has suggested to cut value-added tax (VAT) from existing more...
Clean-up campaign in Fewa Lake
Local administration organized a massive campaign in the first week of June to get rid of water hyacinth that has infested Fewa Lake, one of the major tourist attractions in Kaski district. About 200 personnel of Nepal Army, Armed Police more...
Lazimpat Tourism Development Board holds AGM
Lazimpat Tourism Development Board (LTDB) recently held its first annual general meeting (AGM) in Kathmandu. LTDB is a forum of tourism entrepreneurs based in and around Lazimpat. Speaking on the occasion, newly elected President Govinda more...
Zimba Zangbu elected NMA president
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has elected Zimba Zangbu Sherpa as its new president. Sherpa received 443 of the 851 votes cast, edging his competitor Bhumi Lal Lama by 63 votes. Similarly, Nima Nuru Sherpa and Santabir Lama have more...
Dharamshala in Muktinath
A dharamshala (shelter or rest house for travellers, usually pilgrims) has been built in Muktinath in Mustang district under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood inaugerated the new dharamsh more...
Fishtail Airs Air Ambulance
Patient flown from Pokhara to Kathmandu on Fishtail Air’s Air Ambulance On 18th June, 2010, a patient who was need in need of urgent medical care in Kathmandu was flown from Pokhara to Kathmandu on Fishtail Air’s air ambulance. more...
Buddha Air adds ATR 72 to its fleet
With a view to expanding its services, Buddha Air, a leading domestic airline company, has added an ATR 72-500 aircraft to its fleet. The new aircraft landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Sunday, flying from Abu Dhabi to K more...
Tourism can wipe out food insecurity in the Far-West
KATHMANDU: Richard Ragan, Country Director of United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) for Nepal has said that the problem of food insecurity in the country needs a systematic approach. “What WFP is doing in the Far-West and Kar more...
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