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  • 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.

    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,...

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