Hyatt’s The Cafe review: ‘Chef’s table’ rings in the Nepali New Year

Kathmandu,April 03:The New Year is only days away and one way Nepalis know how to celebrate any festival is by having a feast. Nepal is famous for its diverse culture but what’s even more obvious is that most Nepalis are huge foodies. The country’s cultural and geographical diversity gives abundant space to a number of cuisines. Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is hosting a food festival to highlight all ethnic cuisines that Nepal has to offer, ranging from the traditional dal-bhat-tarkari-masu...

Varanasi: A Nepali experience in the Timeless City

Kathmandu,April 02:No one enjoys the narrow alleys in the vicinity of – and which inevitably lead to – Varanasi’s famous ghats more than cows and hashish peddlers. The former trundle through the alleys, devouring food left on the doorsteps by devout locals, who revere them, affectionately addressing them as Gau Mata, Cow Mother. The latter lurk in strategic corners in the alleys. As tourists pass by, they sidle up and whisper “hashish” into their ears as though they were uttering...

Nepal’s main tourism promotion body to open website in Chinese language

Kathmandu, April 02:  The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the main tourism promotion body in the country, is set to open its website in Chinese language targeting the Chinese tourists. China is the second largest source market for Nepal’s tourism. In 2017, Nepal received a total of 104,664 Chinese tourists, second only to Indian tourists whose number stood at 160,832. Deepak Raj Joshi, chief executive officer at NTB, told Xinhua on Saturday that they were working on the Chinese language-based...

Rasuwa hotels begin keeping records of tourists

Rasuwa, April 1 : Rasuwa-based hotels have started keeping records of tourists visiting various tourist destinations like Langtang and Gosainkunda. The move aims to provide security to tourists visiting the district, and under it, information like where a tourist is headed, and which way he or she uses will be documented, said Chief of the District Police Office Sharat Kumar Thapa Chhetri. This will help launch an immediate rescue in case of a tourist being stranded, he added. Likewise,...

Kathmandu city to launch free wifi service at heritage sites

Kathmandu, April 1 Kathmandu Metropolitan City says it will launch the free wifi service at various heritage sites of Kathmandu including Hanumandhoka Durba Square, Pashupatinath area, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bauddhanath Stupa, Balaju and Shankhapark. The KMC and internet service provider WorldLink signed an agreement to launch the service today. KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya and the company’s director Bijaya Kumar Jalan signed the contract. The company will provide free wifi service on its own expenses within next two months now....

TAAN Concludes Thamel Cleaning and Awareness Campaign

Kathmandu, April 1: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized Thamel cleaning and awareness campaign on 31st March 2018. The Chief Guest Hon’ble Minister of Forest & Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet inaugurated the campaign. With the slogan, “Clean Environment for Sustainable Tourism”,   TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal welcoming all the participants at the campaign said that Cleaning Thamel area is the starting campaigns initiated by TAAN that will continue in other different tourism destinations and heritage sites including Dhaulagiri Himalaya Region. Speaking on the...

Nepal hosts International Conference on Accessible Adventure 2018

Kathmandu, March 31: Approximately 100 participants from Asia, USA, Europe and Nepal attended the International Conference on Accessible Adventure 2018 on March 29, 2018 in Pokhara, Nepal. Photo: Sharu Bishwakarma The three day conference will bring together international best practice in inclusive tourism for seniors and travellers with disabilities. The conference intends to lead to improved tourism infrastructure, facilities and services and provide new opportunities for people with mobility challenges for employment and experiencing Nepal’s tourism wonders. The discussions...

Department of Industry approves construction of 5 starred hotels within 8 months

Kathmandu, March 28: The Department of Industry has given permission for the construction of 5 starred hotels across the country, to a total investment of Rs. 10 billion and 65 million. The permissions for the construction of these hotels were given within a period of 8 months.   Prabhakar Shumsher Rana is investing Rs. 5 billion and 417 million to construct a 60 bedroom hotel at Kalimati. The hotel will also feature a restaurant capable of accommodating 125 people....

UNESCO to continue its cooperation to Nepal

  Kathmandu, March 29 : The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been playing crucial role towards pushing educational advancement and preserving the cultural heritages during 20 years of its partnership with Nepal. Addressing a reception hosted by UNESCO Representative Christian Manhart here on Wednesday evening to celebrate 20 years of its collaboration, Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel lauded the UN agency role in preserving and exploring cultural heritages of Nepal. He also...

PM to address nation from Rara Lake in New Year

Kathmandu, March 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is to address the nation from Rara Lake on the day of Nepali New Year, Baisakh 1 (14 April). Prime Minister Oli said this while inaugurating the seventh general convention of General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union (GFONT) here today. The Prime Minster informed that he would turn up to the Rara Lake to inaugurate the ‘Tourism Year-2075’ to be organized by the Karnali Province during when he would address the...

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