Travel


New trekking route, the Maurice Herzog Trail, opens Saturday, February 1st, 2020

MYAGDI: A new trekking route, the Maurice Herzog Trail, has come into operation. The trail starts from Annapurna Rural Municipality-4 Narchyang and leads up to the base camp of the 8,091 metres high Mt Annapurna. The trekking route was brought into operation targeting the Visit Nepal Year 2020...

Read Full Story »

Dr Dhananjaya Regmi appointed CEO of Nepal Tourism Board Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Dr Dhananjaya Regmi has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board. The executive committee of the NTB on Tuesday appointed Dr Regmi for a term of four years. Dr Regmi holds a PhD in climate change and is currently teaching at the Central Department of Geography..

Read Full Story »

Himalaya Airlines Begins Flight To Chongqing, China Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

KATHMANDU: Marking the celebrations of the Chinese New Year Eve, the Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture international airline, launched its service on yet another route to China, connecting Kathmandu to Chongqing, a major tourist city of China. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil..

Read Full Story »

Visit Nepal Year 2020 officially inaugurated in Qatar Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

DOHA: The Embassy of Nepal in Doha organized on Tuesday a ceremony at the Embassy Hall to officially inaugurate Visit Nepal 2020 campaign in Qatar. The ceremony was inaugurated Ambassador of Nepal to the State of Qatar Dr. Narad Nath Bharadwaj and Farhan Al Sheikh Al Sayed, Founder and Patron of..

Read Full Story »

Tribhuvan International Airport expanding its capacity

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: The capacity of the country's only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), is being gradually expanded. TIA currently handles 20,000 passengers daily. It will handle 90,000 passengers daily once it starts operating in full capacity in every manner. The..

Read Full Story »

Visit Nepal Year 2020 officially inaugurated Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Visit Nepal Year 2020 has been officially inaugurated amidst a special ceremony held at Dasarath Stadium this evening. The VNY 2020 is being observed as a national festival with a target to bring in 2 million tourists, with a determination to establish tourism sector as the major..

Read Full Story »

EU’s ban on Nepali aircraft unchanged Saturday, December 28th, 2019

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Nepal has achieved around 70 percent progress to meet International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s safety standard. The process of separating the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to establish two bodies: a regulatory and service-providing has reached the final..

Read Full Story »

Thakur elected PATA’s Nepal Chapter Chairperson Thursday, December 19th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Bibhutichand Thakur has been elected the new Chairperson of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)'s Nepal chapter. The 43rd annual general meeting of the PATA held here on Thursday elected a new 11-member executive committee. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)'s Chief Executive Officer..

Read Full Story »

Himalaya Airlines resumes direct flights to Malaysia Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Himalaya Airlines has restarted direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The airlines, set up with joint investment of Nepal's private sector and China, resumed direct flights to the Malaysian capital from Monday, Himalaya Airlines stated in a press release today. It had..

Read Full Story »

Sauraha hosting Elephant Festival from December 26 Friday, December 6th, 2019

CHITWAN: Touristic town Sauraha is hosting the Elephant Festival from coming December 26. The six- day 16th edition of the festival in particular aims to encourage tourists expecting to promote the Visit Nepal Year 2020, said the festival organiser, Regional Hotel Association, Sauraha. According..

Read Full Story »

Jungle safari open at Banke national park Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

BANKE: Jungle safari has been kept open at Banke National Park in view of Nepal Visit Year-2020. Pramod Shrestha, Chief Conservation Officer of Banke National Park, informed jungle riding has been kept open for domestic and foreign tourists targeting the Visit Nepal Year. Though jungle safari was..

Read Full Story »

Increasing number of hotels targeting tourists coming up lately Saturday, November 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The trend of operating hotels and home stay services targeting tourists has increased with the approaching Visit Nepal Year 2020. The Vist Year kicks off on January 1, 2020. The government has set the target of welcoming two million tourists during the Visit Year. Applications for..

Read Full Story »

Nepal’s Regional Airport Bharatpur to be closed for 10 days Friday, November 29th, 2019

CHITWAN: Flights at Bharatpur Airport are to be suspended for ten days beginning coming December 1 for runway maintenance works. The Civil Aviation Authority, Bharatpur said fights would come to a halt till December 10 for runway overlay works and the widening of a parking lot. According to Office..

Read Full Story »