NMA to create profile of mountains

Kathmandu, Sep 24: A Peak Profile is going to be created by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with the permission of Nepal government. In the profile detailed information about 414 mountains will be provided within the last week of December. Managing Director of the Tourism Department, Danduraj Ghimire said that the work of creating profile is almost completed and he said that the climbers will be able to get more detailed information about the peak. The Peak profile will include...

TAAN to organize a hiking program from Kakani to Suryachaur on the occasion of World Tourism Day

Kathmandu, Sep 22: On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) along other tourism associations is organizing a hiking program from Kakani to Suryachaur on September 25. TAAN has been organizing various activities to celebrate the day with the slogan provided by UNWTO. World Tourism Day 2018 is being celebrated throughout the country with the slogan “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”. The Chief Guest of the event will be Honb’l Minister of Culture, Tourism...

Alone travelers faces risk : Tourists must take guides along with them

Pokhara, Sept 20: It’s almost a year of that Kornelia Jhonna Van from Netherlands who went to Mardi Trek has been missing. She has not been identified yet. Also Korean Tourist Zee AI was also rescued after 8 hrs after being lost in Annapurna Base camp. She called in the office as she carried the brochure of A cap. Information officer of A cap Krishi Baral said that they rescued her with the help of location map of the...

Hotel capacity to increase in the Annapurna region

Pokhara, Sep 19: The capacity of hotels operating inside the Annapurna area is being expanded to address the increased flow of domestic as well as foreign tourists to the region. A total of 26 hotels are currently under operation, targeting trekkers heading to the Annapurna base camp. But they have proved insufficient and hence the Annapurna rural municipality has begun work to expand the capacity of the hotels.  Accordingly, a task force has been constituted to carry out a...

Nepal receives Visitors Choice award

Kathmandu, Sep 18: Launched in 2016, The third edition of South Asian Travel Awards ( SATA) was successfully concluded in Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai.The South Asian Travel Awards is the first ever regional travel awards endorsed by multi-national associations providing the tourism sector of the South Asian Region with recognition towards their facilities and service excellence. The South Asian Travel Awards aims to encourage and raise service standards within the regions of the Tourism industry. Nominations for the third...

Taiwanese trekker swept away, missing in Annapurna region

Kaski, September 16 A tourist trekking in the Annapurna area has gone missing after being swept away by a river. Hui Ju, 66, from Taiwan was returning from the Annapurna base camp when the incident took place. He was swept away by the Himku River in Annapurna Rural Municipality of Kaski district, according to Ghandruk police. He reportedly slipped while crossing the river. A search was carried out, but he was not found. Heavy rainfall is hampering the rescue...

Devchuli Hill turning to a tourism area

Nawalparasi, Sept 13: Devchuli Hill (Danda), located in eastern Nawalparasi, is gradually turning into a tourism area. Lately, number of domestic and foreign tourists turning up to Devchuli Danda for trekking is on the rise. Besides, trekkers are increasingly attracted to take joy of the ambience of Tinkanya Mai Temple and Golpokhari Peace Park in Devchuli municipality-6 and Bulingtar rural municipality-4 as well as to indigenous Magar culture, shared Bulingtar’s Chief Administrative Officer Bal Krishna Adhikari. Among other points...

Top 6 Reasons Why Top 6 Reasons Why Hiring a Trekking Agency in Nepal?

Kathmandu,Sept 12: Trekking- for some it is a passion while for some it is a fun thing to do. Whatever the reason, the essence of a trekking journey always remains the same. You just don’t trek in a place to warm your legs up- once you get there, you expect to see, learn and feel- everything that you have not known till now. And today, we talk about trekking in Nepal and also about hiring a trekking agency. Nepal,...

Govt failed to supply necessary logistics, including foodstuff to the Mt Manaslu region

Tents set up at base camp as the world climbers prepare to scale Mt Manaslu this autumn. Photo courtesy: Arnold Coster Kathmandu, September 11 Hundreds of foreign climbers and their support staffers have been stranded on the world’s eighth highest peak in western Nepal after expedition handling agencies failed to supply necessary logistics, including foodstuff to the Mt Manaslu region. Expedition handling agencies said they failed to charter helicopters to ferry climbing logistics to the mountain region while helicopter...

TAAN Organized an Interaction program on Role of Honorary Consuls Corps

Kathmandu, Sep 10:Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) jointly organized an Interaction program with the Honorary Consul on September 2. Honb’l Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Mr. Rabindra Adhikari was the Chief Guest of the program. TAAN President, also the Honorary Consul of Estonia Mr. Nava Raj Dahal welcoming the honorary consuls and consul office representatives attending the program, applauded upon the role of Honorary Consular Corps Nepal (HCC-N) in making...

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