1,272 climbers successfully scaled mountains in off season

Kathmandu, Nov 12: 1,272 people have ascended the mountains between the months of August- October which is considered as the off season to climb mountains. According to the information provided by the Department of Tourism, they have climbed 53 mountains measuring less than 7,000 m. These mountains have been ascended by 131 teams. With the team of 26 people they have successfully climbed Amadablam Mountain measuring the height of 6,814 m. Likewise, 192 people have climbed Manaslu Mountain and...

Annapurna Circuit: Trekking one of Nepal’s best trekking routes

Kathmandu,Nov 12:The 3 am alarm is cruel for a morning person like me. I hit the snooze button and thought about the challenges ahead. I was about to climb 1,000 meters up to Thorong Pass (5,416 meters in elevation), then descend 1,600 meters to the nearest village. The pass would have to be crossed quickly to avoid afternoon winds. And, of course, it would all be done at an extremely high altitude. The Annapurna Circuit I was walking the...

French national dies after Langtang trek

Rasuwa, November 7 A French citizen has died in Langtang region, a popular trekking destination for foreigners in Rasuwa district, north of Kathmandu, on Wednesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Herve Gueltas, 65. His passport number is 10 C A 80039. He was suffering from common cold, said local police. Gueltas was staying at a hotel in Dhunche, the district headquarters, on that fateful day along with his wife. He was preparing to return to Kathmandu after...

“Guide and porter should be mandatory while trekking”, TAAN

Kathmandu, Nov 04: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) along with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Department of Tourism (DoT) visited Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Krishna Prasad Devkota on November 02 2018, to discuss on Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) and proper implementation of porter and guide mandatory while trekking. Speaking in the meeting, TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal emphasized on importance of TIMS to ensure safety and security of trekkers and...

Humla receives season’s first snowfall

Humla, November 4 Humla in Karnali province of western Nepal is witnessing snowfalls in various parts of the district since Sunday morning. The first snowfall of the season began at around 7:00. The snow has been experienced quite early this year in the district. Normally, snowfall used to start from December. The snowfall has also caused a sharp fall in temperature. The mercury level in Simikot, the district headquarters, has plummeted to minus 6 degree centigrade this morning. Meanwhile,...

NMA celebrated its 45th anniversary in a grand way

Kathmandu, Nov 02: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) celebrates its 45th anniversary in a grand way. Krishna Prashad Sapkota, Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation inaugurated the ceremony by cutting cake and  various Historical facts, statistics and pictures were presented in the event. Photo: Janardan Aryal While inaugurating the ceremony, Secretary Sapkota said that NMA has played a vital role in promoting the mountains and they have been dedicated in each and every work. Also he urged the...

Tourist arrival increases in Lukla airport

Kathmandu, Nov 01: After the arrival of tourism season in Nepal, the number of tourist arrivals in Lukla, Solukhumbu has increased rapidly. Due to the arrival of large scale of tourists, Tara air has operated its highest number of flights till date up to 20 times in a single day. The Spokesperson of Tara Air, Bhim Rai said that this year the number of tourists visiting Lukla has increased and considering this situation Tara air has conducting  their flights...

Mustang sees high tourist inflow; all hotels occupied

Mustang, Oct 31: The inflow of domestic and foreign tourists has abruptly increased in popular tourism destinations, Myagdi and Mustang, especially during festive time of Dashain and Tihar. With the rise in arrivals of tourists, the hotels available in Manang and Mustang are fully occupied and are not adequate to accommodate the guests.  As a result, tourists visiting Manang and Mustang have started descending to Baglung and Parbat districts in search for hotels.  “Many tourists go to Manang and...

Annapurna Trial breaks its record of tourist arrival

Kathmandu, Oct 29: This year Annapurna foot trial is busy in welcoming large number of tourists.Due to the increase in tourist arrivals, small lodges and star hotels and the properties along the trial are packed with the visitors. January to April and October to November are considered suitable seasons for trekking. During these months, both foreign and domestic tourists come to Annapurna foot trail for trekking. According to trekkers’ record compiled by TIMS office Besi Sahar, every day 200...

Nepal close to complete measuring height of Mt. Everest

Kathmandu, Oct. 26: A Nepali technical team has reached close to Mt. Everest measuring the tallest mountain in the world from the Nepal-India border as the Himalayan country is making its first such effort, the Department of Survey (DoS) said. The DoS said it is measuring the height of the mountaiin after a massive earthquake hit Nepal in 2015. Although expeditions from different countries measured the altitude of Mt. Everest  producing diverse results, Nepal was not the part of those...

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