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  • Yak Attack 2017, cycling competition starts from Bensishahar today

    Besishahar, Lamjung, Nov 5 (RSS): The 11th edition of Yak Attack 2017, an international mountain bike race, started today from Bensishahar. It is the highest mountain bike race in the world. A total of 31 competitors from various 10 countries including Nepal are competing in the race that will go through Thorong-La Pass, Muktinath, and Jomsom before concluding in Pokhara. The competition will run for 10 days. Of the participants, eight Nepalis (one woman and seven men) are competing....

    Dahal elected TAAN president

    Kathmandu, Oct 30: Mr. Nawaraj Dahal has been elected the president of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). Dahal, a candidate for the post of president from the leftist alliance, was elected from the 39th annual general meeting of TAAN held on Sunday. He secured 331 votes to clinch the TAAN presidency as against the 313 votes polled by his closest contender Mohan Lamsal from the Democratic Panel. Independent candidate Nuru Jambu Sherpa secured 50 votes in the election...

    Road construction puts hotels at Annapurna trekking route in crisis

    Beni (Myagdi), Oct 16 (RSS): The trekking route along the Annapurna Conservation Area is being shorten with the rampant construction of trial roads. The motorway construction has abridged the trekking of natural and tourism sites of the Annapurna Conservation Area that has put the trekking trade in crisis. Though the arrival of tourists is gradually increasing in the Annapurna Conservation Area, the shortening trekking route will affect the trade, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Chairperson Deepak...

    Tourist dies of altitude sickness

    Biratnagar, Oct 12 (RSS): A British national on Thursday died after suffering from altitude sickness at Pasang Lhamu rural municipality-4 in Solukhumbu district, the police said. The deceased has been identified as 63-year-old Terence John Goldstaling with passport number 761200243. Goldstaling had stayed in a hotel’s room-17 in the locality on Thursday morning.

    Main trekking route damaged by earthquake in Langtang area repaired

    Kathmandu, Oct 11(RSS): The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has repaired the main trekking route and constructed the truss bridge in Langtang. The route and the bridge were damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake on April 25, 2015. TAAN completed the Rs 1.27 million projects in September. This information was shared at a news conference organized by TAAN here on Tuesday. Langtang is the third most popular trekking area in the country. It is hoped that trekking tourism would...

    Climbers throng ‘lower peaks’ as autumn climbing season begins

    Kathmandu, October 8 Like in past years, more climbers have applied to climb ‘lower’ peaks than eight-thousanders for the autumn climbing season this year also, says the Department of  Tourism. So far, as many as 92 climbing teams have applied for the permit to climb various mountains between 6,500 metres and 8,000 metres. The Department informs that the groups include 708 persons. The Department has expected more footfalls on the lower peaks this season. The applications are open for...

    Mountaineering activities encouraging this autumn

    Kathmandu, Oct 6 (RSS): The number of mountaineers seeking permission to climb various peaks this autumn has climbed significantly. According to the Department of Tourism, 107 expedition teams, including some Nepali teams, have till date got permission to climb Mt Manaslu, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Dhawalagiri, among other peaks. The Department expects this number to increase further as the climbers continue arriving throughout October. Director General of the Department, Dinesh Bhattarai said 150 mountaineering expedition teams had taken permission...

    Tourists’ arrival on the rise in Antu hills

    Ilam, Oct 6 (RSS): Antu hills, the best place for observing sunrise in Nepal is now full of tourists following an improvement in the weather. Both domestic and foreign tourists are now flocking the hill station located in eastern Ilam. Sunrise, sunset, himalayan range and culture of the local Lepcha community are major attractions of Antu. Tea garden is an addition attraction of Ilam district as a whole. The Antu Tourism Development Centre has been coordinating the tourist visit...

    Short Pathway contracted from Mustang to Tilicho Lake

    Jomsom, Mustang, Oct 5: Tilicho lake, known as the highest ranked place in the world, is at 4, 915 meters above sea level. Now there is a short road that can reach 5,120 meters high Mesocondo Pass (Bhangjiang) from Mustang. The construction of the post road construction and sign posting has been done by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project Area Protection Office, Jamsom. The work of the construction and sign posting has been successful last year and now. All engineer...

    One dies of altitude sickness

    Solukhumbu, Oct 3 (RSS): A man died after suffering acute altitude sickness during a trekking trip in the Mera Base Camp at Mahakulung rural municipality in Solukhumbu district on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Kawar Kumar Rai, 43, of Gudel in Mahakulung-4 in the district. It is learnt that Rai had gone to a hiking trip to the Mera Base camp some five days ago. He then complained of a headache, fatigue and dizziness. Rai died at...

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