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  • 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...

    Kargil Marathon winner Namgyal Yangmo ‘Mount Everest Marathon Goodwill Prize’

    Kathmandu, Sep 09: Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon has conferred the ‘Mount Everest Marathon Goodwill Prize’ on Namgyal Yangmo of Kargil  the winner of women’s category in Half Marathon event of Kargil Internationl Marathon. Bikram Pandey Kaji of Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon handed over the prize to the Kargil-based marathon runner at the closing ceremony of Kargil Interanational Marathon in Kargil on September 2. The award carries a purse of IRs 8,848 which symbolizes the height of Mount Everest  the tallest...

    Dahal, Modi discuss mineral water from Everest

    Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi, on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Kathmandu,Sept 09: Nepal’s former Prime Minister and Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party has discussed producing mineral water from Mount Everest with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to The Himalayan Times. “The leaders discussed issues of mutual interest, including global warming, water scarcity and melting of glaciers before floating the idea of tapping drinking water from the 8,848...

    Lessons from Sherpas could help with intensive care

    Kathmandu,Sept 06:A research expedition to Mount Everest has shed light on the unique physiological basis of adaptations seen among the native Sherpa people who make them more suitable for life at high altitudes. This improved understanding, which is part of the new research, published in Experimental physiology, could help to improve the treatment of patients with diseases related to reduced blood and tissue oxygen levels. Chomba Sherpa undergoing venous plethysmography on the expedition. Credit: Xtreme Everest Sherpas are indigenous people who...

    How a melting glacier over 7000 km away influences monsoon

    Sahana Ghosh Indian Researchers Have Documented Accelerated Glacial Melting At An Arctic Fjord, A Much-Discussed Factor Projected To Influence Indian Monsoon With Changing Global Climate.Changes In The Remote Arctic Such As Glacial And Sea Ice Melting, Affect Indian Monsoons As They Contribute To Its Year-To-Year Variability That Translates Into Devastating Floods And Droughts.The Team Analysed Sediments In An Arctic Fjord To Capture The Response To Warming In The Form Of Melting, Said Kumar. Indian researchers have documented accelerated glacial...

    Hotels to have uniform menu rates

    Kathmandu, Aug 31: The menu rates of hotels in the Manaslu trekking route have been standardized by efforts from the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). Hotels from Jagat, Sirdibas to Samagaun and Chekampar will now have a uniform menu rate after increasing complaints about the unreasonable rates set by hotels on the trekking trail. MCAP Chief Narendra Lama said that food and room rates have been determined. A Joint Tourism Organization Sub-Committee has also been formed to organize the...

    NATTA requested for the govt to hand over the responsibility of rescue to the private sector

    Kathmandu, Aug 31: The private sector has submitted a report to the government  requesting that the responsibility of conducting tourist rescues be handed over to them. The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) President C.N. Pandey said that the report suggested for the government to hand over the responsibility of search and rescue of tourists to the private sector, with the government setting the fees for rescue operations. The government is developing a new work process to...

    Mona Beni Lovely Hill trekking route under construction

     Myagdi, Aug 26 : A new trekking route is under construction in order to promote tourism in the district headquarters Beni. Photo: Shiva Acharya The trekking route has been named as Mona Beni Lovely Hill trekking route and is being jointly constructed by Beni municipality, Myagdi Overseas Nepal Association (MONA) and Myagdi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The trekking route leads to the Lovely Hill in the south of Beni and is expected to cost Rs. 5.7 million to...

    All rescues were genuine: Mingma Sherpa

    Kathmandu, August 24 Pakistani climber Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, who suffered severe altitude sickness, had been evacuated from the death zone of Mt Everest on May 20 last year. Bhatti, being a part of the Mt Everest expedition, had purchased a travel security services from the US-based firm — Global Rescue (GR) LLC — while embarking on a month-long journey to the world’s highest peak. Though the climber was entitled to get a full coverage for his evacuation and medical...

    Insurers give Nepal ultimatum to end tourist rescue fraud

    Kathmandu (AFP) – International insurance companies have set a September 1 deadline for Nepal to clamp down on fraudulent helicopter rescues of tourists or they will stop giving cover, industry sources say. An AFP investigation earlier this year revealed a lucrative insurance racket around pressuring hikers in the Himalayas into unnecessary rescues. Multiple tourists are crammed into a single chopper, but each insurance company gets billed for the flight. The trekking operators, lodge owners, helicopter companies, and even hospitals...

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