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  • Trekking route to Gosainkunda being reconstructed

    Kathmandu, Aug 20: The trekking route to the religious destination Gosainkunda is being reconstructed. The reconstruction has been started as a major festival starts at Gosainkunda on the occasion of Janai Purnima. The Gosainkunda Area Development Committee informed that the pathway to Gosainkunda had become muddy and difficult due to heavy rainfall and was being reconstructed by Nepal Army soldiers from the Kalijung Battalion engaged in the security of Langtang National Park. A team of 55 soldiers under the...

    563 mountaineers successfully climb Mt. Everest this year

    Kathmandu, Aug 19: A total of 563 people have successfully summited Mt. Everest this Spring. The Tourism Department informed that 511 males and 52 females summited Mt. Everest this year. 855 mountaineers from 34 foreign teams and 4 Nepali teams had taken the permission to climb Mt. Everest. This has been the largest number of mountaineers climbing Everest after the earthquake of 2015 which caused avalanches blocking climbing routes.  Of the 855 climbers, which included mountaineers, guides, as well...

    Journalist Basnet honoured

    Kathmandu, Aug 19: The Sundarharaicha Municipality in Morang Saturday honoured journalist Rosha Basnet who along with other three female journalists successfully scaled the Mount Everest in May this year. She is associated with the National News Agency (RSS) and is the permanent resident of Biratchowk of Sundarharaicha-10. On the occasion, mayor Shiba Prasad Dhakal honoured the 29-year-old journalist, terming her achievement as a matter of pride and prestige for the entire province 1. Applauding Basnet for her great audacity...

    Tourists increased by 20%

    Kathmandu, Aug 15: The number of tourists visiting the popular Annapurna trekking route has increased. The trekking route has seen an increase of around 20% in trekkers last year compared to the year before, informed Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Pokhara. A total of 172,861 tourists traveled the Annapurna trekking route in the last economic year 2074/75, while the number of trekkers the year before was 144,198, informed ACAP Pokhara Chief Binod Basnet. The difference of 28,663 tourists represents a...

    NMA will collect again royalties from 27 mountains

    Kathmandu, Aug 14: The Nepal Mountaineering Association has regained permission to collect royalties from 27 mountains under 6500 meters after a year of problems with the renewal of its rights. The government has allowed the NMA permission to collect royalties from these mountains once again starting from this month for 5 years. The Office of the Auditor General had presented a report a year ago which pointed irregularities in the royalties collected by the NMA, which had lead the...

    Helicopter flights banned at Annapurna Base Camp

    Kathmandu, August 7 : Annapurna Rural Municipality in Kaski district, which also includes the Annapurna Base Camp under its jurisdiction, has decided to impose a ban on operation of helicopters here. The local government has argued that the decision was made so as to protect flora and fauna of the region. The decision will affect ‘rich’ tourists, both domestic and international, who would otherwise charter choppers to make a visit to the popular tourism. Of late, some companies had...

    Medical Tourism Asia Expo- 2018 in Nepal

    Kathmandu, Aug 05: The concept of Medical Tourism in Nepal is developed with the objective of promoting healthcare services exports from Nepal. This activity is organized by the Explore Productive Chamber of Commerce (EPCC). EPCC is a Nepalese multinational chamber of commerce established to promote the products, services and Investment globally with global franchising business module. We have directly presence in 12 countries to explore the network. It can be attended by general practitioners and specialists, nurses, pharmacists and...

    Internal and external tourists increase in Everest region

    Kathmandu, July 30: Number of internal and foreign tourist visiting Everest region is increasing. According to the Sagarmatha National Parks’ department in Namche, 52,405 tourists have visited Everest region  fiscal year 2074-2075. This is the highest number ever recorded. As compared to year 2073-2074 the number of tourists has increased by 9,213.  The information officer of the National Park Manbahadur Khadka said that last year 45,112 tourists visited the park. Similarly, 26,817 tourists visited the park in 2072-2073. The number...

    Massive damage Mountain Resort remodeling

    Mustang, July 29: The Jomsom Mountain Resort, situated in Mustang, is going a complete remodeling. The resort, which was targeted towards third-world tourists and tourists from the SAARC countries, underwent massive damage in the earthquake of 2015. The resort, which was formerly owned by Cosmic Air, has been taken over by Yeti Air and is to undergo large-scale refurbishing which includes refitting it with 24 rooms, informed Incharge Bharat Gautam. The resort affords view of the Nilgiri mountain, Masekondo...

    Is it safe to go for trekking without guides?

    KATHMANDU, July 24: Trekking without guides is very risk.But,the number of people going for trekking without guides is increasing in Nepal nowadays, causing panic among tourism entrepreneurs.They are trying to solve this kind of problem.They have also urged government to find a solution for this issue because this will hamper business besides being very dangerous. The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has requested the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, to make compulsory the system...

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