Rafting festival in Trishuli River from tomorrow

KATHMANDU:  The 16th Himalayan White Water Challenge (HWCC), a rafting festival, is kicking off in the Trishuli River from Tuesday, November 21. The Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) is organising the three-day event will be held in the Trishuli River (from Dhading to Chitwan). The main objective of the festival is to promote adventurous […]

Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu wins Excellence Award

KATHMANDU:  Hyatt Regency Kathmandu has been awarded with the Service Excellence Award 2017 by Luxury Travel Guide at the Asia and Australasia Awards. The hotel says guests who travel all over the world nominated the hotel for its unique and high level of service, which left them satisfied and keen to visit again. The Service […]

Paragliding over Kathmandu attracts tourists

KATHMANDU:  Paragliding, an adventurous sport, has been flourishing as a commercial tourist attraction in Nepal. In Kathmandu, it is becoming popular in recent times. During this tourist season, Deurali Bhanjyang of Shankarapur Municipality in Kathmandu seems crowded. Until some time ago, people only thought of going to Pokhara, 200 kilometers away from Kathmandu, for paragliding. […]

New trekking route to Manang in the offing

LAMJUNG:  The western Nepali districts of Lamjung and Manang have geared up to build an alternative trekking route, as huge segments of the original route have been converted into a motorable road. In the first phase, Sahaji-Khudi trekking route, which stretches from Besisahar to Khudi of Lamjung district, has been opened. The route, built with […]

Alternative trekking route to Annapurna opens

LAMJUNG:  An alternative trekking route to Annapurna has come into operation from Tuesday. The Manang-Lamjung Hotel Entrepreneurs Committee brought the alternative route into operation after the main route was affected due to construction of a motor road upto Manang. The route was formally opened amidst a programme in the district today. The trekking route starts […]

Choppers flying to Annapurna Base Camp sans permission

KATHMANDU:  It has been found that helicopter companies are operating commercial flights to Annapurna Base Camp without taking permission from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Rashmi Acharya, tourism office at ACAP Pokhara Office, told Republica over phone that Simrik Air and Prabhu Air, among others, are operating commercial flights to the area without taking […]

Tourism entrepreneurs urged not to harass tourists

KATHMANDU:  Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Maheshwar Neupane has urged the tourism entrepreneurs not to harass tourists in the name of selling their products. He said this while addressing a programme marking the 44th anniversary of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). “The time has come for us all to think about […]