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First man to scale Mt Kanchenjunga passes away Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Birat Anupam, SUNSARI: Joe Brown, the only living legendary climber to make maiden ascent to the summit of Mt. Kanchanjenga has passed away. According to Cathy Casey, the buyer of the famed Joe Brown-run climbers shop and a close friend this legendary mountaineer, Brown breathed his last on..

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Nepal government assessing COVID-19 impact on tourism Saturday, April 11th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Nepal government is conducting a thorough study regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Nepal’s tourism sector. Tourism industry in the country is paralyzed owing to COVID-19 outbreak at a time when the government was supposed to conduct programmes for Visit Nepal Year 2020. As per the..

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Nepal Airlines carrier flying to Japan, China tonight Friday, April 10th, 2020

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Separate flights of wide body A-330 of Nepal Airlines are taking place tonight for Narita of Japan and Guangzhou of China. The flights are not commercial one but chartered and cargo, the officials said. The wide body of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is flying at 8:00 pm..

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Foreign nationals returning home via chartered aircrafts Saturday, April 4th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Government of Nepal has intensified facilitation to send back the foreign nationals to the homes via chartered the aircrafts. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Immigration and Nepal Tourism Board are making coordination through the embassy of respective countries in this..

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Five foreign tourists rescued in Eastern Nepal Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

SANKHUWASABHA: Five foreign tourists have been rescued from Bahrebise of Sabhapokhari rural municipality in Sankhuwasabha district. They include two each from Australia and Canada and one from France. They had come to Sankhuwasabha for trekking around the Makalu mountain and were stranded after..

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Coronavirus casts shadow over Everest

KHUMJUNG, (AFP): The Himalayan hilltown of Khumjung should be bustling ahead of Everest's climbing season, but the coronavirus has forced the shut down of the world's tallest mountain and threatened the livelihood of the famed local Sherpas. While there are no reported cases in the town -- home to..

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Visit Nepal Year 2020 officially postponed Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

KATHMANDU: The government of Nepal has officially called off the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign. The VNY 2020 aimed at bringing in more than 2 million foreign tourists to Nepal. President Bidya Devi Bhandari had inaugurated the Campaign on January 1 this year but given the outbreak of COVID-19,..

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Nepal government suspends int’l flights till April 15

KATHMANDU: Amid fears of coronavirus spread, the government has suspended all the international flights to and from Nepal till April 15, according to Narayan Prasad Bidari, a Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. A meeting of the COVID-19 Infection, Prevention and..

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51 foreign tourists stranded in Mustang rescued Saturday, March 28th, 2020

MANANG: Tourists stranded in Mustang in the aftermath of lockdown enforced by the government as a measure to contain COVID-19 outbreak have been rescued. The Mustang District Administration Office, Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Area Conservation Office Jomsom, District Police Office and..

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Qatar Airways plane returns carrrying 304 French nationals Friday, March 27th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Qatar Airway's wide-body aircraft took off from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today carrying French nationals who were earlier rescued from Pokhara, Lukla and other touristic sites when the country is observing a weeklong lockdown against the coronavirus global..

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19 stranded tourists rescued from Sagarmatha zone Thursday, March 26th, 2020

SOLUKHUMBU: Altogether 19 tourists were rescued from Lukla to Kathmandu today. They were stranded in various places of Sagarmatha zone in Solukhumbu district. The tourists were stranded due to the nation-wide lockdown enforced since Tuesday. According to the Assistant Chief District Officer Laxmi..

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10 tourists rescued from Khumbu region Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Bhojraj Karki, SOLUKHUMBU: Altogether 10 foreign tourists were rescued from various places in the Khumbu region to Kathmandu amid the nation-wide lockdown after they were reported with health issues. Six tourists were airlifted on Tuesday while four from Pangboche at Budhakar Rural Municipality in..

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Foreigners have to wait for further notice to trek in Nepal Friday, March 20th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Trekking permit for foreign national(s) has been temporarily halted in a bid to prevent possible spread of the COVID-19 in the country. The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has informed about the closure of distribution of trekking information management system (TIMS) cards until a further..

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COVID-19 fear prompts drastic cuts in international flights Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: The fear over spread of COVID-19 has prompted drastic cuts in the international flights at the country's only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The international airlines companies operating flights to and from TIA have cut the number of flights..

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