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  • Lo Manthang: Cycling to the lost kingdom on the other side of the Himalayas

    Kathmandu,December 11 “If you can dream it, you can do it”— Walt Disney At the age of 66, my mountain biking trip to Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, not only made me realise my dream and rise to the daunting challenges put up by the punishing and unforgiving terrain, but also curiously helped me rediscover my own strength and grit. Believed to be a mystical Shangri-La, the 500-year old capital of Mustang, “the Kingdom of Lo”–Lo Manthang–was off limits to...

    TAAN gets new CEO

    Kathmandu, Dec 09: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is very pleased to announce the appointment of  Bikram Thapa Magar to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately from December 6, 2018.  After a month of search and selection process, Thapa Magar was among three finalists who sat with TAAN Staff Selection Committee and senior leadership, for formal and informal interviews. The Board made its final selection on November 25, 2018. CEO Thapa Magar has completed his Msc...

    Three days mountain security training conducted

    Kathmandu, Dec 04: Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) has conducted a three day training workshop on Mountain Security and First Aid in collaboration with President Mr. Maurice Duchene and team of Ice Himalaya at Nepal Mountain Academy, Thapagaun, Bijulibazar in which around 62 trekking professionals from various agencies had participated.  The training has successfully begun in the coordination of Human Recourse and Training Department Coordinator Mr. Ram Bahadur Khadka. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal inaugurated the program...

    Lo Manthang: Cycling to the lost kingdom on the other side of the Himalayas

    Kathmandu,Dec 3 : “If you can dream it, you can do it”— Walt Disney At the age of 66, my mountain biking trip to Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, not only made me realise my dream and rise to the daunting challenges put up by the punishing and unforgiving terrain, but also curiously helped me rediscover my own strength and grit. Believed to be a mystical Shangri-La, the 500-year old capital of Mustang, “the Kingdom of Lo”–Lo Manthang–was off limits...

    NMA hailed the verdict of Supreme Court

    Kathmandu, Dec 02: The recent verdict of Supreme Court that validated the executive committee elected by the general assembly on August 5, 2017 was hailed by the The Mountaineering Association of Nepal (NMA). The verdict was issued on November 15 by a division bench of justices comprising of Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra and Justice Kedar Prasad Chalise which allowed executive committee to lead country’s only alpine body for three years. Jimba Jangbu Sherpa who lost the election against...

    Taan provided fund handover to the family of deceased trekking workers

    Kathmandu, Nov 27:Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) has distributed 6 million rupees from the fund collected by TIMS( Trekkers Information Management System) as relief to the 12 families who’s member  have lost their lives while trekking in Annapurna,Upper Dolpa, Everest and Manaslu. Before this, there was the provision of distributing 2 hundred 50 rupees as relief. The trekking companies have increased the insurance of trekkers up to 2 million rupees and TAAN has distributed 4 hundred thousand rupees...

    Nepal gives permit to 1,357 people to climb mountain

    Kathmandu, Nov 25: Around 1 hundred 39 groups have taken permission for climbing 54 mountains of Nepal. According to Tourism Department, 1,357 people have taken permission to climb mountain since the beginning of 2018 till 19th of November. Information Officer of the Department, Surendra Thapa informed that 99 groups has taken permission to climb mountains like Amadablam, Annapurna, Api, Dhaulagiri, Gurja, Chamlang, Manaslu and  Lhotse which are above 6,700m and 70 groups has taken permission to climb mountains like...

    Tourist dies because of altitude sickness

    Dolkha, Nov 25: A tourist who had come on a visit of the Kalinchok temple, the famous religious and tourism spot in Dolakha district, died of altitude sickness here today. The deceased is 58-year-old Krishna Prasad Gautam of Kadaghari, Kathmandu, police said. Photo:Bijay Bajra Bajracharya Gautam had fallen sick at a hotel in Kuri bazaar where he had stayed. He died in course of treatment at the Community Hospital at the district headquarters, Charikot, this morning. A team of...

    Annapurna trekking: There are roads along with trails, but where do they lead further?

    Kathmandu,Nov 19: James Murray is one of over 100,000 people to have trekked around the Annapurnas this season. Like many, he came to Nepal because he’d heard it was remote; but when he saw dirt bikes in Manang, he couldn’t believe his eyes. “I came here after my dad recommended this trek,” shares Murray, whose father had embarked on the same journey two decades ago. “Things are a bit different from what my father had told me–he saw men...

    Limi Valley: A threatened Shangri-La for wildlife

    Kathmandu,November 18 >> Despite being extremely rich in wildlife and biodiversity, all is not well in Nepal’s Limi Valley, an area of global importance for highland wildlife, both flora, and fauna >> The valley is facing an increasing number of anthropogenic and natural threats, the most prominent being human-wildlife conflict and the illegal wildlife trade. In spite of these challenges to conservation, however, the area also provides ample opportunities to address the issues it is facing >> The Limi...

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