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,...

TAAN delegation visits new Home Minister

Kathmandu,March 14: A delegation of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal paid a visit to Home Minister Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal) on March 11 to congratulate him on his recent appointment.   During the meeting, President Dahal handed over a 7-point memorandum to Minister Thapa and also acquainted him with the problems currently faced by the Nepali tourism industry, particularly the trekking sector. TAAN President Dahal explained the role and contribution of...

2075 to be celebrated as tourism year in Karnali State

Kathmandu,March 13: The Karnali Tourism Year 2075 is to start on April 14 from Rara Lake. The year 2075 is going to be celebrated as tourism year for the promotion of Karnali state, as per the decision of the state government. A core committee of 15 members has been prepared with the collaboration of Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi. The committee consists of 6 ministers, the chief secretary and 7 secretary members. Spokesperson of state government and Minister of...

TAAN organizes sales mission in Canada and U.S.

Kathmandu,March 12: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has organized a “Canada-U.S. Sales Mission” in Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal. The program was conducted from 12-22 February with the aim to promote Nepal Mountain Tourism and extend tourism trade networking in USA and Canada. The event was organized in association with the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Bannikin Travel and Tourism Canada. The TAAN delegation for the event was led by the Coordinator of Nepal Promotion and Exhibition...

New trekking route being designed in Manaslu

KATHMANDU, March 08: Tourist businessmen are looking for a new trekking route after the Nepali Army started road construction at the famous Manaslu road. An alternative route is going to be discovered in the initiative of entrepreneurs affiliated with the trekking agencies. “We have prepared a new route as the army is going to construct road on the way to Budigandaki,” said Sonam Lama, organizer of Chumghyali home stay, adding that this route will be more useful not only...

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...

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