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  • “Guide and porter should be mandatory while trekking”, TAAN

    Kathmandu, Nov 04: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) along with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Department of Tourism (DoT) visited Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Krishna Prasad Devkota on November 02 2018, to discuss on Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) and proper implementation of porter and guide mandatory while trekking. Speaking in the meeting, TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal emphasized on importance of TIMS to ensure safety and security of trekkers and...

    Humla receives season’s first snowfall

    Humla, November 4 Humla in Karnali province of western Nepal is witnessing snowfalls in various parts of the district since Sunday morning. The first snowfall of the season began at around 7:00. The snow has been experienced quite early this year in the district. Normally, snowfall used to start from December. The snowfall has also caused a sharp fall in temperature. The mercury level in Simikot, the district headquarters, has plummeted to minus 6 degree centigrade this morning. Meanwhile,...

    NMA celebrated its 45th anniversary in a grand way

    Kathmandu, Nov 02: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) celebrates its 45th anniversary in a grand way. Krishna Prashad Sapkota, Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation inaugurated the ceremony by cutting cake and  various Historical facts, statistics and pictures were presented in the event. Photo: Janardan Aryal While inaugurating the ceremony, Secretary Sapkota said that NMA has played a vital role in promoting the mountains and they have been dedicated in each and every work. Also he urged the...

    Tourist arrival increases in Lukla airport

    Kathmandu, Nov 01: After the arrival of tourism season in Nepal, the number of tourist arrivals in Lukla, Solukhumbu has increased rapidly. Due to the arrival of large scale of tourists, Tara air has operated its highest number of flights till date up to 20 times in a single day. The Spokesperson of Tara Air, Bhim Rai said that this year the number of tourists visiting Lukla has increased and considering this situation Tara air has conducting  their flights...

    Mustang sees high tourist inflow; all hotels occupied

    Mustang, Oct 31: The inflow of domestic and foreign tourists has abruptly increased in popular tourism destinations, Myagdi and Mustang, especially during festive time of Dashain and Tihar. With the rise in arrivals of tourists, the hotels available in Manang and Mustang are fully occupied and are not adequate to accommodate the guests.  As a result, tourists visiting Manang and Mustang have started descending to Baglung and Parbat districts in search for hotels.  “Many tourists go to Manang and...

    Annapurna Trial breaks its record of tourist arrival

    Kathmandu, Oct 29: This year Annapurna foot trial is busy in welcoming large number of tourists.Due to the increase in tourist arrivals, small lodges and star hotels and the properties along the trial are packed with the visitors. January to April and October to November are considered suitable seasons for trekking. During these months, both foreign and domestic tourists come to Annapurna foot trail for trekking. According to trekkers’ record compiled by TIMS office Besi Sahar, every day 200...

    Nepal close to complete measuring height of Mt. Everest

    Kathmandu, Oct. 26: A Nepali technical team has reached close to Mt. Everest measuring the tallest mountain in the world from the Nepal-India border as the Himalayan country is making its first such effort, the Department of Survey (DoS) said. The DoS said it is measuring the height of the mountaiin after a massive earthquake hit Nepal in 2015. Although expeditions from different countries measured the altitude of Mt. Everest  producing diverse results, Nepal was not the part of those...

    4,000 domestic tourists visit Mustang in a single day

    File Kathmandu,Oct 25: Nagarik and Republica report on their front pages that around 4,000 domestic tourists visited Mustang district this Tuesday. It has been taken as an encouraging development for tourism entrepreneurs in the district. Information dissemination, easy transportation, security, conservation of natural heritage sites and development of infrastructures have been cited as major reasons behind the growth.

    TAAN disagrees entry fee hike in tourist destinations

    Kathmandu, Oct 24: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has demanded the withdrawal of hike in entry fee for domestic and foreign tourists visiting Annapurna, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and Gaurishankar as well as Shivapuri National Park. A press release issued today by TAAN President Nabaraj Dahal urged to retract the hike in entry fee immediately, saying the hike made by the government without any prior information would have a negative impact in the tourism sector. Earlier, domestic tourists were allowed to...

    Nine bodies retrieved, being taken to Kathmandu

    Myagdi, Oct 14: All the nine people gone missing from the base camp of Mount Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 in Myagdi following a violent snowstorm have been confirmed dead. The bodies were retrieved this morning. A team of security personnel and rescuers who landed at the base camp via a helicopter collected the nine bodies from the ravine.  Until filing of this report, processes were underway to send one body to Gurja and remaining eight to the central...

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