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  • Marsyangdi Village Municipality starting homestay facilities

    Besisahar, March 19: Marsyangdi Village Municipality is preparing to begin homestay facilities in 13 of its villages. The village municipality is situated to the north of Lamjung. Village Municipality President Arjun Gurung said that the village municipality is starting homestay facilities in 13 villages from 8 different wards. The service has already started in Ghanpokhari, Siurung, Dhagain, Chhapa, Mipra, and Bhusme where around 80 houses are offering homestay facilities to tourists. “The houses in these villages are suitable for...

    Tourists entering Langtang and Gosainkunda for tourism season

    Rasuwa, March 19: Tourists have started entering the trekking routes in the Langtang and Gosainkunda for this year’s tourism season. Chief Conservation Officer of Langtang National Park, Yuvraj Regmi, said that tourists have started coming in with the start of the year’s second season. The first season for tourism is believed to be from September to December while the second season is between February to May. The steady flow of tourists has allowed around 22 million rupees in royalties...

    Measurement of Phoksundo Lake fails

    Dolpa,March 18: Phokshundo Lake is considered to be the deepest lake of Nepal. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology tried to measure the depth of the lake but due to the failure of machinery, the actual depth of the lake couldn’t be measured. The Department has declared declared the lake’s depth to be 670 m on the basis of general knowledge. The locals revolted against this, so a 25 member committee was formed on the leadership of the Managing...

    TAAN recommends DoT to forego mountain royalty on 13 Everest summiteers

    Kathmandu,March 16: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) visited  the Senior Division Engineering (S.D.E) of the Department of Tourism, Mr. Kosh Nath Adhikari, to recommend royalty fee and garbage fee free for a month to the 13 young everest expedition team. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal handed over the proposal to S.D.E Mr. Kosh Nath Adhikari stating that TAAN will be supporting for the step taken by young Everest expedition team as an organization to facilitate trekking and mountaineering....

    Climbing Mt Everest to spread Buddha’s message

    Nagarkot, March 16 : A cultural programme has been organized here to support Sharmila Syangtan who is set to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, from the Tamang community. She is the second woman from the Tamang community to climb the Mount Everest to spread the message that Buddha was born in Nepal. The programme was organized to raise fund in support of Syangtan’s bid to climb the highest peak also to impart a message against human trafficking,...

    TAAN delegation visits new Home Minister

    Kathmandu,March 14: A delegation of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal paid a visit to Home Minister Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal) on March 11 to congratulate him on his recent appointment.   During the meeting, President Dahal handed over a 7-point memorandum to Minister Thapa and also acquainted him with the problems currently faced by the Nepali tourism industry, particularly the trekking sector. TAAN President Dahal explained the role and contribution of...

    2075 to be celebrated as tourism year in Karnali State

    Kathmandu,March 13: The Karnali Tourism Year 2075 is to start on April 14 from Rara Lake. The year 2075 is going to be celebrated as tourism year for the promotion of Karnali state, as per the decision of the state government. A core committee of 15 members has been prepared with the collaboration of Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi. The committee consists of 6 ministers, the chief secretary and 7 secretary members. Spokesperson of state government and Minister of...

    TAAN organizes sales mission in Canada and U.S.

    Kathmandu,March 12: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has organized a “Canada-U.S. Sales Mission” in Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal. The program was conducted from 12-22 February with the aim to promote Nepal Mountain Tourism and extend tourism trade networking in USA and Canada. The event was organized in association with the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Bannikin Travel and Tourism Canada. The TAAN delegation for the event was led by the Coordinator of Nepal Promotion and Exhibition...

    New trekking route being designed in Manaslu

    KATHMANDU, March 08: Tourist businessmen are looking for a new trekking route after the Nepali Army started road construction at the famous Manaslu road. An alternative route is going to be discovered in the initiative of entrepreneurs affiliated with the trekking agencies. “We have prepared a new route as the army is going to construct road on the way to Budigandaki,” said Sonam Lama, organizer of Chumghyali home stay, adding that this route will be more useful not only...

    TAAN and NTB hold meeting to discuss TIMS, frozen funds

    Kathmandu, March 08: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) held a meeting at the TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun on March 6 to discuss the ongoing issues with the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal spoke about the importance of TIMS for discouraging illegal trekking operations which have been a major concern of the organization. The issues raised on TIMS, not only being issue of TAAN or NTB but has become...

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