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  • TAAN and NTB hold meeting to discuss TIMS, frozen funds

    Kathmandu, March 08: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) held a meeting at the TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun on March 6 to discuss the ongoing issues with the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal spoke about the importance of TIMS for discouraging illegal trekking operations which have been a major concern of the organization. The issues raised on TIMS, not only being issue of TAAN or NTB but has become...

    TAAN Pokhara conducts promotional visit program for new trekking route

    KATHMANDU, March 07: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara has conducted an exploration and promotional program to connect Birethanti to Tadapani with a new alternative trekking route in Kaski district of Province 4. The program was conducted in association with Annapurna Rural Municipality and Nepal Tourism Board. As most of the trekking trails in Nepal have been overlapped by dusty motorable roads, TAAN Pokhara has explored this new route. The new route touches the...

    Myagdi wants status of mountainous district

    Myagdi, Feb 27 : The District Coordination Committee (DCC) Myagdi has asked the Province and Federal Governments to enlist Myagdi district in the mountainous area. A meeting of the DCC on Monday decided to write to the Province and Federal Governments to declare Myagdi as the Himalayan district. DCC Chief Devendra Bahadur KC said that the decision was taken keeping in view of geographical remoteness of the district and the number of tall peaks in its territory. Demands were...

    What happens when you climb Everest without additional oxygen?

    Mountaineers around the world are waiting. The highest mountain in the world will soon open for climbers as spring sets in on the Himalayas. On D-day, many climbers will first check their supplemental oxygen and then only start their climb to the top. The oxygen, for them, is their lifeline. This was even the case for the famous New Zealander and his Sherpa companion when they set out to conquer the Top of the World in 1953. Both Hilary...

    Snowfall in upper Solukhumbu brings cheers to locals

    Salleri (Solukhumbu), Feb 15 (RSS): Snowfall has occurred at upper belt of Solukhumbu. There was a massive snowfall at Khumbu region of the district including Nele, Kangel, Sotang, Kaku and Basa. Lakhbir Tamang from Lukla shared that snowfall has taken place in Chanrikharka, Naamche – the lap of world’s highest peak Sagarmatha – since Tuesday. “Snowfall has taken place since Tuesday through Wednesday”, he added. Local life has been toughened after brief shower with snowfall. However, the locals are...

    Nepal in process of coming up with ‘unquestionable’ measurement of world’s highest peak

    Kathmandu, Feb 14 : Nepal, small but a naturally beautiful country in the Himalayan region takes great pride for being home to the Mount Everest, world’s highest mountain peak which stands at 8848 meters above the sea level. But questions frequently raised regarding its height draw the attention of bodies concerned, trigger discussions and debates and make media headlines. And finally, to make all confusions about the height of the peak called Sagarmatha in Nepali clear, the government has...

    Excessive snowfall in Mustang

    Mustang, Feb 12: With the incessant snowfall in upper Mustang, life has been badly affected since Sunday evening. With snow blanketing the upper parts of the district the temperature has dipped and freezing cold has gripped the normal life in Muktinath, Lomanthang, Thorpass, Chhoser, Chhonup, Phuwa, Nechyung among other nearby places. Meanwhile, transport has also been disrupted by the snowfall in these areas. The areas received snowfall second time in this winter season. Locals are forced to confine themselves...

    Two Nepali women plan to scale Everest with ‘Buddha was born in Nepal’ message

    Charikot, Jan 23: Two women have planned to scale the world’s highest mountain peak Mount Everest with the objective of making the misconception regarding the birthplace of Gautam Budhha clear. Chhoki Sherpa of Simigaun of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality-9, Dolakha and Sharmila Tamang, of Rosi Rural Municipality-11, Kavrepalanchowk are on the mission of climbing the world’s highest peak measuring 8,848 meters with the message that Buddha was born in Nepal. The Pioneer Adventure Pvt Ltd is facilitating their expedition to...

    NTB gets new board members

    Kathmandu, Jan 21 : The government has appointed three members on Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)’s Board of Directors. The new members– former president of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Deepak Mahat, Tourism Development Society Kailali’s chair Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Awadesh Kumar Yadav–have a three – year term at NTB. They were appointed Friday on the posts by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, according to newly appointed member Deepak Mahat. The posts had been lying...

    Home stay service started at historic Rainaskot after reconstruction

    Lamjung, Jan 8 : The historic Rainaskot in Lamjung district is now becoming famous as a tourism destination with the launching of the home stay service. The home stay service at this place with historical and religious importance has been revived with the reconstruction of the houses of the local people that were damaged by the April 25 Gorkha Earthquake in 2015. The reconstruction was carried out with the special support of an American social worker Natasha Wozniak. Fourteen...

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