Etihad to launch Barcelona service in November

Abu Dhabi,June 6: Etihad Airways announced the launch of a new service to Barcelona from November 21 this year as the travel demand to the Spanish city goes up from Abu Dhabi. In a statement on Sunday, Etihad Airways said the Abu Dhabi-Barcelona route will be initially operated five times a week before becoming a daily operation from March 31, 2019. Barcelona will be the second city to be connected by Etihad Airways in Spain after Madrid. “We are...

Mr.Sun summits Mt. Everest twice

Kathmandu,June 01:Mount Everest, a mountain peak that is closest to the sky, is sacred but dangerous, pure and mysterious. Summitting Everest has become a dream for almost all climbers.This hardest road on the planet leads to not only the sky, but fearless and  final destination of soul. Ten years ago, when mountain climbing accidentally crashed into the life of artist Sun Yiquan of Shenyang, China, a real and upward sensibility was integrated into his life, which opened up a new journey in his life. In 2013, it was the...

International Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) Day observed

Kathmandu, May 29 : The International Sagarmatha Day main celebrations committee awarded various people and organisations having contributions to the mountaineering sector amidst a programme here today. Nepal Mountaineering Instructor Association was awarded the ‘National Sagarmatha Prize’ carrying a purse of Rs 100,000 while the ‘Tenzing Hillary Award’ carrying a purse of Rs 500,000 each was presented to professional climber Kami Rita Sherpa who holds record for the most ascents to the world’s highest peak. The 48-year-old Sherpa guide...

Piles of waste pose threat to Tilicho lake

Kathmandu, May 28: Tilicho, a lake in Manang situated at the highest altitude in the world is the site of attraction of tourists from both home and abroad. The lake based in the Nisyang Rural Municipality-9 is situated on the Annapurna mountain range at an altitude of 4,919 meters above the sea-level. This natural water lake, an example of beauty and essence continues to welcome tourists in all seasons. The growing inflow of tourists started raising the environment issues here....

16-year-old Shivangi Pathak becomes youngest woman to scale Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: A 16-year-old girl from Haryana has registered her name as the youngest woman to scale the world highest peak.According to Seven Summit Treks, Pathak became India’s youngest woman to climb Mt Everest from Nepal side as she along with climbing guides – Dawa Sherpa, Nima Norbu Sherpa and Furba Dorchi Sherpa scaled the mountain. Born in Hisar of Haryana in north-western India, Shivangi Pathak climbed Mount Everest exploring a message that women could overcome every obstacle to achieve...

From Victoria to Diana to Meghan, royal weddings have shaped bridal fashions

We might not know who designed Meghan Markle’s wedding gown until she walks up the aisle at St George’s Chapel on Saturday to marry Prince Harry, but we can be assured that her dress will inspire bridal trends for years to come. And if history is a guide, Markle, like the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will have scrutinised dresses worn by past royals before making her important decision. Some have suggested Markle may not wear white because she is divorced...

Sandeep Lamichhane’s ‘impressive’ IPL debut

Kathmandu,May 13:Nepali leg spinner Saneep Lamichhane took his maiden wicket on debut for Delhi Daredevils against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League late Saturday night. Lamichhne picked his first wicket in IPL on the fourth ball of his second over, reports The Kathmandu Post. The 17-year-old cricketer made headlines in the media after he was signed by Delhi Daredevils for INR two million at the auction held in January.

India’s iconic Taj Mahal infected by insects

NEW DELHI, May 10  (Xinhua) — India’s iconic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is being infected by insects. This concern has been raised by none other than the country’s Supreme Court, which Wednesday slammed the country’s archeological conservation agency for failing to protect the 17th century mausoleum in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh’s Agra town, 250 km from Delhi. A two-judge bench of the apex court made...

European Tourism signals another positive Year in the Light of the EU-China Tourism Year

BRUSSELS,May 10 :Latest results indicate another year of sustained growth in European tourism demand. Europe continues to appeal to worldwide travellers and remains the most visited region in the world despite a variety of challenges in recent years. According to the European Travel Commission‘s latest report, “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects“, all reporting destinations saw growth in tourist arrivals during the first months of 2018. Tourism growth is supported by the solid demand from intra-European and emerging source markets and...

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