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  • Where is Tourism Council?

    Kathmandu, June 26: The National Tourism Council – which is authorized to carve out the road map for promoting country’s tourism – has not sat for a meeting for the past one and a half years. The council’s plight reflects why the development of the tourism sector has taken a back foot. The government had formed the council under the leadership of Prime Minister in order to play an influential role in promoting tourism. The council constitutes of ministers...

    Record keeping mountaineer Pandit passes away

    Kathmandu, June 18: Record keeping mountaineer Sanjay Pandit has died during mountain expedition in the United States. Pandit, a permanent resident of Pyuthan district, died while climbing Mt Denali at Alaska in the US on Friday, journalist Hom Prasad Lamsal told the National New Agency (RSS) from the US. Likewise, the Embassy of Nepal in Washington DC also confirmed the demise of Pandit. According to journalist Lamsal, Pandit died due to bad weather in the mountain. Pandit had climbed...

    Nepal Tourism Promotion Program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Kathmandu, June 18: With the slogan of ‘Nepal is Beautiful: Visit, and Enjoy in Nepal’, the Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok, which is concurrently accredited to the Kingdom of Cambodia, organized a tourism promotion event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday. The programme was organized in association with Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in Cambodia. Participants from different Governmental and Non Governmental agencies, including Secretary of State (Deputy Minister) of Tourism Ministry of Cambodia Pak Sokhom and representatives from different...

    CNP grows 20.63 square kilometers bigger

    Ratnanagar (Chitwan), June 16: Area of Chitwan National Park has increased 20.63 square kilometers, according to information published in the government Gazette. With this, CNP area covers 952.63 square kilometers, an increment from earlier 932 square kilometers after a gap of 38 years. This is the second time when the CNP area has been expanded since the sanctuary was established in 1973. The area expansion has taken place following the relocation of a human settlement at Padampur to east...

    Mountain guide missing in Dhaulagiri

    Babiyachaur, May 23: One guide has gone missing since Sunday evening while returning after scaling Dhaulagiri Peak. The missing is Angnima Sherpa, 30, of Chaurikharka-3 of Solukhumbu district. Sherpa had gone missing from Dhaulagiri base. According to DSP Basundhara Khadka, a helicopter has been mobilized in course of searching for Khadka. Sherpa had led 14-member mountaineering team from Himalayan Expedition Indian Air Force. It may be noted that other members of the team have returned safe. RSS

    American climber dies on Mt Everest

    Kathmandu, May 21: An American climber was killed while trying to climb Mt Everest on Sunday morning. A climber from the United States of America breathed his last while a group six climbers along with their support staff reached the balcony area to make their final summit pushes to the top of the world, a base camp manager told. “The cause of the climber’s death is yet to be revealed.” Murari Sharma, Managing Director at Everest Parivar Treks said...

    Sanjay Pandit shows anger towards Helipad cancellation in EBC

    Kathmandu, May 19: After Everest summit 4 years ago I planned to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC) some days ago. As per the plan I traveled to Lukla Airport with Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, Senior Vice President of TAAN, on helicopter. After reaching Lukla we had to part our way as I planned to trek to Base Camp whereas Senior Vice President Tashi Sherpa to travel from Helicopter to Basecamp. While enjoying the view of Everest, from Phakdim, namche to...

    Mt Lhotse summited after 4 years interval

    May 16: Mt Lhotse has been successfully summited by team of 10 people today which has been organized by Seven Summit Treks and 14 Peak Expedition today at 5 pm after 4 year. The summiteers included 7 Sherpas, 1 Norwegian, 1 Bulgarian and an Indian. The team has been planning to come back to camp 2 today and attempt to climb Mt Everest in next summit window. This is the first successful summit of Mt Lhotse after Khumbu icefall...

    Three new eco-tourism trails identified in Shuklaphanta National Park

    Kanchanpur, May 16: Three new eco-tourism trails have been identified in Shuklaphanta National Park. The Park identified the trails with an objective of promoting eco-tourism. Piparaiya-Barkaula, Malumela-Ranitaal and Arjuni-Badanikheda are the newly identified eco-tourism routes. All the three trails are 37.69 kilometres long, said Chief Conservation Officer of the Park, Bed Kumar Dhakal. He said that income generation of locals of buffer zone would be increased along with the promotion of eco-tourism through the newly-identified trails. Tourists using the...

    Frequent tiger spotting in BNP draws more backpackers

    Gulariya (Bardiya), May 16: The number of tourists visiting the Bardiya National Park (BNP) has shot up dramatically with a sudden growth in the frequency of tiger spotting. The domestic as well as foreign tourists have not been let down, and they are getting to see tigers roaming in the wild more often. BNP has stated that tigers, rhinos and wild elephants are seen more often these days. On the other hand, the hotel entrepreneurs in and around the...

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