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  • Beni-Jomsom to be shut for eight hours a day

    Beni, Myagdi, March 29: Beni-Jomsom road will see a total of eight-hour closure a day from tomorrow (Friday) to accelerate the upgrading task, said the District Administration Office (DAO). A meeting of transport entrepreneurs, local people’s representatives, contractors and representatives of the project held on Tuesday evening in coordination with the DAO took a decision to this effect. According to the closure schedule, the road section will be shut alternatively (from 7:30am to 11:30am and from 2:30pm to 6:30pm)....

    Kami Rita Sherpa set to climb Mt. Everest record 22 times

    Kathmandu, March 29: Kami Rita Sherpa, one of the three world record holders for summiting the Mt. Everest most times, has embarked to set a new world record by climbing the world’s highest peak for 22 times. Sherpa, 48, a resident of Thame Village of Solukhumbu district of Nepal near the Mt. Everest, has already climbed the world’s tallest peak 21 times successfully, a record shared by Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa, both of whom have announced retirement....

    Provincial minister among others to scale ‘virgin’ mountain in Sindhupalchok

    Sindhupalchok, March 28 After the government recently decided to allow climbers scale the Jugal Mountain in Sindhupalchok district, a high-profile expedition is preparing to explore the virgin peak soon. Tourism entrepreneurs have convinced top politicians and climbers of the district to ascend the 6,966 metre mountain for the first time so that it will push their promotion campaign. Those preparing to climb the peak include provincial minister Yubaraj Dulal, CPN-Maoist Centre leaders Madhav Sapkota and Saral Sahayatri, former lawmaker...

    Carlos Soria on his 13th 8000ers

    Kathmandu,March 27:At an age of 79, renowned Spanish climber Carlos Soria along with his climbing partners Luis Mifuel Lopez and Luis Carcavilla Urqui(Spain). Today has returned to Nepal for an attempt of Mt. Dhaulagiri 1 considered as 7th Highest Peak in the world. This will be his 9th attempt to the summit of Dhaulagiri 1 situated at an altitude of 8,167m. During his last attempt in 2017 autumn on Dhaulagiri 1 via NE Ridge Soria and his team including Luis...

    Darai Village experiencing change with the start of homestay facilities

    Kathmandu, March 27: The face of Darai Village in Kumroj, Chitwan has changed with the operation of homestay facilities. The homestay facility in the village started in 2014 with 5 locations which has increased to 11. Of those locations, 8 are currently in operation.   President of Darai Homestay, Pratima Darai, said that residents of the village had received homestay training at Amaltari, Nawalpur. With the operation of the homestay facilities, the village is now more organized and beautiful....

    Around 700 high altitude workers to receive certificate of expedition following amendment to rule

    Kathmandu, March 26: Around 700 high altitude workers are eligible to receive certificate of mountaineering expedition following the release of a new citizen charter from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.   The ministry’s charter came after a cabinet decision to amend the Mountaineering Expedition Rule 2002. High altitude workers had been deprived of mountaineering certificate since 2015. Maya Sherpa, Second Vice-President of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and also a mountain guide, said that around 700 mountain guides are...

    TAAN Pokhara conducts training program on business management

    Kathmandu,March 25: The Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association, Pokhara organized a two-day training program on Business Management, Training for Trekking Entrepreneurs, on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee on March 23 and 24. The program was conducted with special facilitation of PUM Netherlands, and collaboration from Nepal Tourism Board. It was attended chiefly by trekking agency operators. “There is a great need for the management of tourism market in a more organized manner, with the management...

    Letter from the Netherlands: Three decades on, Dutch couple lives with Nepal in their hearts

    Which country are you from?—perhaps it is the most repeated question for any foreigner, anywhere. That’s why I was not interested to answer her in the beginning. But, I could not just ignore a humble native who approached “a bunch of stray travellers” as she called us. Each of us answered naming our motherlands. “Nepal…I have been to Nepal… long ago.” Again, not interesting—I know Nepal has been an enticing destination for westerners for last few centuries now. But,...

    TAAN Delegation visits newly appointed Minister of Tourism

    Kathmandu,March 22: A delegation from the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by President Nava Raj Dahal visited the newly appointed Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on March 20.   The delegation briefed the minister on issues faced by trekking business. President Dahal spoke to the minister about illegal trekking operators and urged to make trekking guide and porter mandatory for all trekkers. He also informed Minister Adhikari about expensive and double trekking permit...

    Australian mountaineer found dead

    Salleri, Solukhumbu, March 21: An Australian citizen was found dead in Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality-4 of Solukhumbu district. Australian citizen Murkesh Ischet,43, was found dead at Lobuche of ward no-4 of the municipality, according to Police Inspector at District Police Office, Solukhumbu Padyumna Adhikari. He had been missing since mid-December 2017. His body was airlifted to Lukla and then to Kathmandu today. Ischet reportedly died during an attempt to scale the Lobuche mountain, police said.

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