Pandey elected Chairperson of NATTA

Kathmandu, Jan 13 : CN Pandey has been elected the Chairperson of Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA). The 51 Annual General Meeting of the NATTA elected a new working committee for next term. According to the vote count results made public this morning, Pandey edged his close contender Dipendra Kumar Sharma by only six votes. Out of total 420 votes cast, Pandey secured 212 votes while Sharma got 206 votes. Office-bearers elected in the new committee...

Mountain Biking to Macchegaon

 kathmandu  jan 9 Monsoons around the corner and the dusty streets of Kathmandu riddled with potholes will soon get muddied. Drainage will inevitably lead to reek. Meanwhile, your new mountain bike gathers dust in the garage and you’re ready to resign to siestas and soap operas. Not so soon! Gnarly MTB unveils biking trails in Macchegaon, Kathmandu’s western rim that not too many weekend aficionados may know about. This monsoon, look past the traffic and concrete of the city....

Make a once-in-lifetime pilgrimage to the sacred landscape of Phoksundo Lake

kathmandu  jan 9 Mythology and geology are in agreement about the genesis of the holy Phoksundo Lake in this arid trans-Himalayan district, just as they are about many other natural features across Nepal. Legend has it that a demoness had a run-in with a rival upstream. In a fit of rage, one of them brought down an entire mountain to block the Suligad River, creating the lake.Geologists have confirmed that the lake at 3,600m was indeed formed when the river was...

Nepal’s national flag carrier loses Kathmandu market to India’s Jet Airways

Kathmandu, January 8 In 2016, Nepal’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, won back its control over the market of international flights to and from Kathmandu after years. It became the company serving the highest number of international passengers as well as operating the highest number of flights. The government-owned company, however, is likely to lose both statuses to India’s private Jet Airways in 2017. According to the data from January-July 2017, it is in the second position in...

Air service resumes to Dang

Tulsipur, Jan 8: The air service in Dang-based Tarigaun Airport that was disrupted for long was resumed from Sunday. Summit Air made its flight from Kathmandu to Tulsipur on Sunday and the flights will be twice a week. In the first flight, Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, UML leader Prakash Jwala, lawmaker of Dang-3 Hira Chandra KC, Mayor of Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City Ghanshyam and others landed as the passengers at Dang airport. After the landing, the team of...

Flights to and from Bharatpur affected owing to fog

Ratnanagar, Jan 7 : The normal life in Chitwan district has been affected due to chilling cold. The temperature in the district has dipped up to 7 degree Celsius. Likewise, entire flights to and from Bharatpur airport were cancelled on Saturday while the flights were also affected till late afternoon Sunday because of poor visibility after the thick fog, chief of Bharatpur Airport Pawan Kumar Gautam said. Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines and Simrik Air have been operating Kathmandu-Bharatpur flights...

Tourists entering Nepal via Kakadvitta check point increase

Kakadvitta, Jan 7 : The number of tourists entering Nepal via eastern check point, Kakadvitta, has increased in 2017. According to Kakadvitta Immigration Office, the number of tourists entering Nepal via Kakadvitta Office was 7,528 in 2017. It is increased by 1,323 as compared to 2016. The highest number of tourists was from USA and Bhutan, who visited Nepal via the eastern check point last year. Altogether 1,616 tourists from Bhutan and 882 from USA entered Nepal via the...

Make 2018 all about exploring the nature vistas that Nepal has to offer- A traveler’s escape 2018

Known as a trekker’s paradise, Nepal is an amalgamation of beautiful landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, thriving wildlife and golden temples, making it the ‘it’ destination for an enthusiast. If you’re here not just for the picturesque view, you might want to check out the exhilarating outdoor activities, Nepal is bound to surprise you with much more. Start off this New Year fresh in far flung destinations with stories never to be forgotten. Only in Nepal can you immerse in...

Nepal plans new road tunnel to connect Kathmandu with China

Kathmandu, January 5 Whereas the new left alliance-led government is expected to prioritise connectivity with China, the Department of Roads has prepared a proposal to construct a road tunnel that will bring Rasuwagadhi border point even closer to the capital, Kathmandu. If the tunnel from Tokha of Kathmandu to Chhahare of Nuwakot district is constructed as planned, one can reach Rasuwagadhi border from Kathmandu within two and half hours, driving, according to officials. The tunnel will be just 4.2...

Singapore Airlines ranked among safest carriers for 2018

SINGAPORE,JAN 4: Singapore Airlines (SIA) is one of 20 airlines deemed the safest in the world for 2018, according to aviation analysis website AirlineRatings.com. The 20, in alphabetical order, are: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Virgin Atlantic and, Virgin Australia. SIA was also within the top 20 in 2017 and 2016. “These airlines are standouts in the industry and are at the forefront of safety, innovation, and launching of new...

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