News and Events

Budget airlines may shift to Tarai
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation is mulling directing budget airlines whose passengers consist mainly of migrant workers to operate out of airports in the Tarai to ease congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). TIA c more...
NTB, TAAN deal-inking to ease trek workers condition
Trekking route workers will get more facilities and 70 per cent of their demands are going to be fulfilled, thanks to the new agreement signed by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) here today. more...
Nepal-China to revisit airbus deal
A high-level Chinese delegation is soon visiting Nepal to settle an airbus deal pending since five years between the two neighbours. The visit follows a request made by Nepal government some days ago. Then Royal regime in 2005 had given more...
Four airlines applies license for international operation
Four airlines - Buddha Air, Shree Airlines, Unity Airlines and Dynamic Airlines have applied for license to MoTCA fly to international destinations.Buddha Air has announced Pokhara-Lucknow flights and is doing groundwork to start flights in more...
NTB homework on internal tourism
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) will start research and compile domestic tourism statistics that will reflect a true picture of the tourism industry. The research will be first of its kind as till date there is no such research done on domestic t more...
Fishtail Airs second AS350 B3 lands at TIA
Fishtail Air’s second AS350 B3 helicopter landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on 1st March at 2:30 pm. The helicopter was purchased from Eurocopter South East Asia, Singapore, and flown to Kathmandu by Capt Deepak JB Rana and Ca more...
Trail To Dharche Peak - New Trekking route in Gorkha
Dharche Manaslu Tourism Committee, Gorkha, has organized a 7 day trek to Dharche Peak ( 3,245m) to map out a new trekking route, which they hope will promote tourism in the area.The team members include Constituent Assembly members, local l more...
Malaysia Airlines to fly to Nepal
Malaysia Airlines is on its way to start its operation from Kathmandu. Secretary at Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) Nagendra Prasad Ghimire during a press meet informed that the Malaysian Airlines has applied for the Operatin more...
Separate TIA channel for outbound labour
There will be a separate channel for migrant workers at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) soon. The Ministry of Labour and Transport Management (MoLTM) is mulling the concept to get details of overseas-bound Nepali migrant workers. M more...
Corporate travel in Asia likely to expand
Corporate travel is likely to grow by 10-15 per cent in Asia this year as business activities improve from last year's sharp falls, a major air ticketing and reservations firm said. Singapore-based Abacus International said the recovery wil more...
Spanish climber aims for world record
Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban said she hoped to become the first woman to scale the world’s 14 highest peaks by conquering the Shisha Pangma and Annapurna mountains this spring. “I leave on March 4. I still have Shisha Pang more...
Air Dynasty gets new chopper
Air Dynasty, a Nepalese helicopter operating company, has acquired a brand new AS 350B2 helicopter from Eurocopter South East Asia, Singapore.With this, Air Dynasty's fleet has increased to four helicopters.
Promote home tourism
Experts on Saturday said that tourism stakeholders should promote domestic tourism in order to forge a national integrity. Jagadish Chandra Pokhrel, former vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC), said that it was imperat more...
New addition to Air Kasthamandaps fleet
Domestic airline Air Kasthamandap which operates flights to Surkhet to Simikot, Humla, Talcha, Rara, Jufal, Dolpa, Kolti, Bajura and Khalanga has added a new single-engine aircraft to its fleet.The aircraft, manufactured by New Zealand base more...
India okays air pact
The Government of India today approved the new Air Services Agreement (ASA) initiated between India and Nepal in September last year. The new legal instrument will allow a five-fold increase in the weekly air seat capacity from the existing more...
Swoyambhu stupa to bask in new glow
A two-year renovation of the Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Stupa)—Swoyambhu Restoration Project — is nearing completion, thanks to ceaseless efforts of over 70 master craftsmen from across Nepal and volunteers from around the world, wh more...
Aerosol thawing out Himalayas: Report
A new study has revealed that black carbon aerosols are one of the major causative agents for the rapid melting of snow in the Himalayas. A journal of the European Geosciences Union states that Himalayan ice core records indicate a signi more...
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Pokharel new NATO chief
The eighth annual general meeting of the Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO) on Sunday unanimously elected a 14-member new executive body under the leadership of Ashok Pokharel for the next three years. Manohar SJB Rana, Yadav Kha more...
Second AS 350 B3 helicopter joins Fishtail Air Fleet
The second AS 350 B3 helicopter was delivered to Fishtail Air at the Singapore Air Show amid a function organized by the producer of the chopper, Eurocopter. The seven-seater copter, kept on display during the air show was handed over to Fi more...
Spain focus on Himalayas
Nepal was highlighted as a premier tourist destination at the FITUR fair 2010 held in Madrid of Spain from January 20 to 24, with the slogan 'Naturally Nepal, Once is not enough'. The five-day fair was coordinated by Nepal Tourism Board (NT more...
Grand plan to develop Tibet areas
China’s top leaders say Tibet’s development must include Tibetan areas in neighboring provinces - a move likely aimed at tying the region tighter to the rest of the country after deadly riots two years ago. Chinese President Hu more...
Airport security upped
KATHMANDU: Nepal put security at its international airport on Saturday on high alert after neighbouring India increased security at its domestic terminals. “We have put security (at Tribhuvan International Airport) on high alert with more...
Bus park to open soon
KAKARVITTA: Tek Bahadur Bus Park, considered the biggest in the eastern region and to be equipped with modern facilities, will open from Baishakh, Nepali New Year day. Construction and management committee chairman Uddhav Thapa said all con more...
Chisapani, a latent tourist destination in west
Chisapani, the entry point of beautiful far-west, is a sought-after destination. Chisapani bazaar had been one of the most affected areas during the conflict. But good days seem to have come now. Both domestic and international tourists more...
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