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French lady abandons Manaslu summit bid due to weather

French lady abandons Manaslu summit bid due to weather

KATHMANDU:  An extreme weather condition on the Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) has shattered a French woman’s dream to be the first female mountaineer to climb the world’s eighth highest peak in the winter season, according to the expedition organiser. “Heavy snowfall and high wind in the higher camps have forced Revol Elisabeth Marie Bernadette to […]

January 23rd, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Absence of flight announcement facility at Lukla airport creating hassle for passengers

Absence of flight announcement facility at Lukla airport creating hassle for passengers

SOLUKHUMBU:  The absence of flight announcement facility at the busy Tenzin – Hillary Airport in Lukla has become somewhat of a problem for the passengers boarding the aircrafts. During peak tourist season, the airport witnesses 80 to 90 inbound and outbound flights per day and at a single given time three to four flights are […]

January 22nd, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

‘Put vulture restaurants on the tourist map’

‘Put vulture restaurants on the tourist map’

KATHMANDU:  Participants of a workshop on sustaining vulture safe feeding sites have stressed on promoting vulture restaurants by linking them with tourism. Speaking at the workshop, which was organised by Bird Conservation Nepal here yesterday, Krishna Aryal, member of Nepal Tourism Board, said NTB would prioritise vulture conservation practices and develop vulture restaurants as tourist […]

January 21st, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Hotels operating in ACAP start getting registered

Hotels operating in ACAP start getting registered

LAMJUNG:  A large number of hotels and restaurants operating in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) have started getting registered. Babu Lal Tiruwa, chief of ACAP’s Manang office, said tourist-standard hotels and restaurants have formally started to register their businesses after it issued a 45-day notice. “After a long discussion, hoteliers finally agreed to abide […]

January 18th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Liaison officer dies of altitude sickness in Everest region

Liaison officer dies of altitude sickness in Everest region

KATHMANDU:  A government official who was deputed to monitor the year’s sole winter expedition on Mt Everest has died of altitude sickness near Lobuche of Khumbu region in eastern Nepal on Tuesday, expedition organiser informed. Padam Jung Rai, Non-Gazetted First Class (Nayab Subba) at the Chhauni-based National Museum, died of altitude sickness at Tukla (4,000 […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Sindhuli: In orange country

Sindhuli: In orange country

SINDHULI:  Plans to travel always make one high and if the place you are going to travel to is one you have always dreamt of, the excitement level goes through the roof. Sindhuli, a place of historical importance, a place rich with diversities in terms of culture and agriculture, has the ability to enrapture travellers. […]

January 15th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Loeb recounts Mt. Everest experience to Jesup crowd

Loeb recounts Mt. Everest experience to Jesup crowd

Jen Loeb did not grow up wanting to climb Mount Everest. In fact, she didn’t even really grow up wanting to be a climber. Yet, on May 19, 2016, Loeb made history and became the first woman from Iowa to summit Mt. Everest. Now Loeb has her signs on another goal: the seven summits. Speaking […]

January 15th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Homestay service thriving in Ghale Gaun

Homestay service thriving in Ghale Gaun

LAMJUNG:  Ghale Gaun, a model tourism village, has seen an increase in visitors this winter. According to Ghalegaun Tourism Development Committee Secretary Umal BK, over 100 domestic and foreign tourists have been visiting the village every day of late. “Every day over 100 domestic and an average of 15 foreign tourists come here, which is […]

January 14th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

729,550 tourists visited Nepal in 2016

729,550 tourists visited Nepal in 2016

KATHMANDU:  As many as 729,550 number of foreign tourists visited Nepal in 2016. The number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal in 2016 increased by 24 per cent as compared to 2015, according to the Department of Immigration. A total of 554,747 tourists had visited Nepal in 2015 while the number of tourists was up by […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

39,000 tourists visited Mustang in 2016

39,000 tourists visited Mustang in 2016

MUSTANG:  More than 39,000 tourists visited Mustang district in 2016. According to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, a total 39017 tourists visited Mustang in the year. The number is a significant rise in compared to the previous year, which was 23,272 in 2015. Trekking in Annapurna Circuit, visiting Lomanthang, the former Mustangi royal palace, and […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

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