Travel


Number of tourists visiting Khumbu climbs this year Friday, April 6th, 2018

SOLUKHUMBU: The number of tourists visiting Khumbu area, the gateway to the world's highest mountain, Mt Everest, has crossed three thousand in the month of Fagun (February 13 to March 14) this year. Three thousand two hundred and forty four visitors from various countries visited Khumbu in this..

Read Full Story »

Spring begins, climbers start flocking to mountains Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: With the onset of spring season, the most favourable season for mountain climbing in Nepal, mountaineers have started flocking to the mountains including Sagarmatha, the world's highest peak. The Department of Tourism said that a total of 23 teams till Monday have been..

Read Full Story »

Silwal among top 100 guides in the world Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepali tour guide Ashok Silwal has been included in the 'top 100 guides' of the world. As a result, www.tourhq.com, the largest online portal of tour guides and tour operators has honoured him with the 'Global Tour Guide Award 2018'. The best 100 was selected from among more than..

Read Full Story »

Double amputee can attempt Mt. Everest after Nepal lifts ban Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

After a change of heart, authorities in Nepal are allowing a double amputee who was banned from climbing Mt. Everest to reach his lifelong dream. Hari Budha Magar was originally denied permission by the Nepalese tourism office to climb the world’s tallest peak because he doesn’t have legs. The..

Read Full Story »

SC says people with disabilities too can go for expedition Thursday, March 8th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has paved way to scale the mountains to the visually impaired and people with physical disabilities. A constitutional bench of Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli, Justices Dipak Raj Joshi, Om Prakash Mishra, Cholendra Shumsher JBR and Dipak Kumar Karki scrapped the..

Read Full Story »

Nepal losing out to China as Everest operators cross mountain Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Poor regulation and overcrowding are pushing Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, which is investing millions to boost a rival path to the top of the world. Veteran climbing outfits, fed up with what they regard as a lax attitude to safety on Nepal's southern flank of the..

Read Full Story »

Annapurna alternative trekking route opens Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

LAMJUNG: An alternative route to the round-Annapurna trekking has come into operation.  The Manang-Lamjung Hotel Entrepreneurs Committee brought the alternative route into operation after the trekking was affected due to the construction of a motor road up to Manang. The route was formally..

Read Full Story »

Tourists honoured on World Tourism Day Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

POKHARA: Foreign tourists arriving Pokhara via flights this morning received warm welcome on the occasion of the 38th World Tourism Day.  In coordination of the Pokhara Tourism Council, representatives from different 13 tourism organisations reached Pokhara Airport along with music band and..

Read Full Story »

Annapurna Circuit bustling with a surge in tourists Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Nabin Lamichane, MANANG: The world famous Annapurna Circuit – an alpine trek route – is bustling with a surge in the number of tourists. As the climate veers towards the incoming winter with the end of monsoon season, the number of tourists entering Manang has ranged around 80 to 100 per..

Read Full Story »

Tilicho Lake’s glory remains undimmed Monday, September 4th, 2017

MANANG: The splendour of the alpine Tilicho lake located 4,919 metres above the sea level at Nesyang rural municipality – 9 of Manang district continues to enchant the visitors. The lake offers a panoramic view of the great Himalayan range including the Mt Muktinath Tilicho and Mt Nilgiri. The..

Read Full Story »

Road to famous tourist destination Panchpokhari disrupted Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Aditya Dahal, MELAMCHI: A road to Panchpokhari – the main tourism site of Sindhupalchowk district – has come to a halt due to landslide.  The road from western Melamchi Bazaar to Bhotang via Tipeni was disrupted after rain-triggered landslide. Landslides that occurred along the..

Read Full Story »

Two trek routes leading to Gosaikunda ready to greet travellers Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

NUWAKOT: Two trek routes are being brought into full operation with necessary preparations for the pilgrims and tourists heading to the Gosaikunda alpine lake on the occasion of Janai Purnima – a religious festival of the Hindus. The two routes – one leading from Kathmandu's Sundarijal and..

Read Full Story »

Ministry preparing to begin flights to Australia, Cambodia Sunday, June 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is doing homework to begin air services with Australia and Cambodia.  Joint Secretary at the Ministry, Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, said that talks were going on with the representatives of both the countries to sign agreements for direct..

Read Full Story »