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Nepal becomes major tourism destination for Asian travelers
KATHMANDU (Xinhua) -- Nepal is becoming a major tourism destination for Asian travelers, local media reported on Tuesday. The World Bank South Asia Economic Update 2010 reveals that travelers from East Asia made up 26.5 percent of the to more...
Direct bus service linking Pokhara-New Delhi
A private transportation company has been plying passenger buses along the Pokhara-New Delhi highway ferrying tourists and Nepalese between the two Nepalese and Indian cities of Pokhara and New Delhi. Presently the bus service runs for thre more...
Chitwan national park turning into poachers haven
KATHMANDU: In the past two months, poachers, making a mockery of park security arrangements, have killed seven rhinos at the Chitwan National Park. And in the last one year, the CNP saw more than 15 rhinos fall at the hand of poachers. T more...
China to impose age limits on climbing Everest
BEIJING: China is to impose new age limits on mountaineers seeking to climb in Tibet, authorities said today, after an American 13-year-old became the youngest person ever to scale Mount Everest. The new age limits will come into effect more...
Etihad Airways among best three
ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways has been ranked among the best three airlines in the world by a leading Swiss business magazine. Tuesday’s ranking comes after a survey of frequent flyers and different airlines. BILANZ also used recent su more...
TAAN in Panchpokhari exploration trek
A team of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) along with a number of organizations embarked on a 7-day exploration trek to Panchpokari area in Sindhupalchowk district on 4 June. Nepal Tourism Board, UNDP/MEDEP and Sindhupal more...
Support locals to keep trekking trails active
KATHMANDU: Nepal is an endless adventure destination and a home to eight highest peaks in the world, each over 8,000 meters. The country is a virtual paradise for hikers and trekkers, still the sector has not witnessed the kind of growth it more...
Cameras to monitor melting Everest
KATHMANDU: Five special time-lapse cameras have been installed for the first time in the Mount Everest region to monitor the melting of the glaciers. The cameras were installed last week by the technical team of an organisation -Extreme Ice more...
Cho Oyu is youngest Everesters next stop
KATHMANDU: The 13-year-old American boy, who became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest, announced plans today for an ascent later this year of Mount Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest peak. Jordan Romero, from Big Bear, Ca more...
Youngest Everest climber hopes to inspire kids
BEIJING (AP) -- The youngest climber to scale Mt. Everest says he hopes his achievement will encourage young people worldwide to dream big. Thirteen-year-old Jordan Romero says standing on top of the world is the best feeling imaginable. more...
TAAN in Dhorpatan exploration mission
TAAN in Dhorpatan exploration mission A 17-member team on 13 May embarked on a 17-day mapping and exploratory trip to Dhorpatan area in Baglung and Myagdi districts. The program is the joint initiative of Trekking Agencies' Association of N more...
Everest climbers to get free Nepal visas
KATHMANDU (Reuters Life!) - Foreign mountaineers who have climbed Mount Everest and another peak will get free Nepali visas for two years, part of a scheme to boost tourism in the Himalayan nation, a senior government official said. More more...
Govt exempts visa fee for mountaineers
KATHMANDU: The government has exempted visa fee for the Everest and Dhaulagiri Summiteers for 2010 and 2011. The mountaineering fee has also been reduced by 50 per cent for Dhaulagiri climbers during the two years, on the occasion of Dhaula more...
S Korean on her way to reach Annapurna summit
KATHMANDU: A South Korean was making her way to the top of Annapurna in Nepal on Tuesday in the final hurdle of a fiercely contested race against a Spanish rival to become the first woman to scale all 14 of the Himalayas' highest peaks. more...
HAN backs Everest project
Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has donated Rs 250,000 for the Everest cleaning campaign. Ajaya Ratna Sthapit, second vice-president of HAN, handed over the cheque to Namgyal Sherpa. HAN said the project aims to spread the message of global more...
Tourism promotional event held in Qatar
The Nepal Embassy in Doha organised Nepal-Qatar Sales Mission 2010 in Qatar on Sunday as part of its tourism promotional programme. Ambassador of Nepal to Qatar Surya Nath Mishra inaugurated the event amid a function. On the occasion, Mi more...
IATA chief calls airlines for more tie-ups
The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for more tie-ups in the airline industry as the struggling sector braces for rising oil prices. Airline “mergers and consolidation is a must,” Giovanni Bi more...
Climate change conference
Wildlife Conservation Nepal in partnership with Go Green Campaign is organising a four-day National Children Conference on climate change. Students from across the country are participating in the conference that began in Kathmandu toda more...
Nepal to celebrate golden jubilee of Dhaulagiri
The government is preparing to celebrate the golden jubilee of the first ascent of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m). According to government officials, a colorful ceremony will be organized in mid-May in honor of Austrian climber Kurt Diemberger, the more...
Nepal at Guangzhou International Travel Fair
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with four Nepalese travel trade companies participated at the 18th Guangzhou International Travel Fair(GITF) in Guangzhou, China from March 25th to 27th, 2010. Five hundred and six international companies par more...
Too much duty on tourist carriers
KATHMANDU: To give a much needed boost to the government ambitious campaign — Nepal Tourism Year 20100— Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has said that relaxation of the customs duty imposed on the purchase of more...
Taskforce to conduct study on expeditions
Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism has formed a 15-member taskforce to explore possibilities of opening and promoting Nepal's lesser known mountains and trails for expeditions and trekking. The taskforce is headed by Laxman Bhattarai, s more...
Air Dynamic to launch International flights
Air Dynamic has also recieved permit from MoTCA(Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation) to launch international flights. The airline will be operating flights on the Bhairahawa-Gaya, Kathmandu-Delhi, Kathmandu-Karachi, Kathmandu-Doha, Kathm more...
Tara Air introduces Hot Air Ballooning in Pokhara
Things are hotting up for NTY 2011. Targeting Nepal Tourism Year-2011 (NTY-2011), Tara Air is introducing commercial hot air ballooning in Pokhara with two balloons from April, 2010. One can take the ride from Lake Side Pokhara and enjoy th more...
NATHAM to provide training for Trekking Guides
Taking into consideration the demand for skilled manpower for NTY 2011, Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) is planning to provide training to more trekking guides.The academy is providing the training in association with more...
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