Fantastic journey to Phoksundo

Kathmandu,Dec 17:Ever since I watched the movie Himalaya (also known as Caravan), I always wanted to go to Dolpa and visit Phoksundo Lake. Having planned this trip more than once, 2018 became the year when I finally got a chance to visit Nepal’s deepest lake. The Way Dolpa district is now accessible by road, but the easier way to get to the Phoksundo Lake is via air. That is why we took a flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal, from...

Rs 49.7 million collects from tourists

Solukhumbu, Dec 12: The  Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu has earned Rs.49.7 million in tourist entry fee in this season . In month-wise breakdown, the rural municipality collected Rs 8 million was collected in September, Rs 26.6 million in October, and Rs 15.1 million in November.  The rural municipality has been charging Rs 2,000per person from foreign tourists since October 2017. A total 24,896 tourists have entered the rural municipality in this season, according to Lakpa Chiri Sherpa, information officer of the rural...

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...

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