Arrival of Chinese tourists increases in October in Nepal Monday, November 11th, 2019

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: More tourists from China visited Nepal in October this year compared to the corresponding period last year. The Nepal Tourism Board said in this period, 15,037 Chinese tourists had arrived Nepal which is 11.5 percent more than the number of Chinese visitors coming to Nepal..

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Foreign investment increases in Nepal’s hotel sector Thursday, November 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Foreign investment has invariably increased in hotel and restaurant sector of the country with the Visit Nepal Year-2020 campaign coming near. According to the Department of Industry, foreign investment amounting to Rs 5.77 billion has entered into the country through 39 tourism..

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Nepal announcing Visit Nepal Year 2020 from British Parliament Monday, November 4th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal will be using the forum of British Parliament for the publicity of Visit Nepal Year 2020. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has already reached the UK in this connection and he will make announcement about the Visit Year from the British House..

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Special discount offer announced for Visit Nepal 2020 Friday, November 1st, 2019

KATHMANDU: Several organisations have announced a special discount offer on their services in view of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign which is approaching nearer. The Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN), and the Homestay Association Nepal among others have come up with a special discount offer on..

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Nepali climber claims new record for 14 highest peaks Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

KATHMANDU, (AFP): A Nepali mountaineer on Tuesday smashed the speed record for summiting the world's 14 highest peaks, racing up all "8000ers" in just six months and six days, organisers said. The previous record for the 14 mountains above 8,000 metres (around 26,250 feet) -- completed by Nirmal..

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1,074 get mountain climbing permit for autumn season Friday, October 25th, 2019

KATHMANDU: One thousand seventy four mountaineers belonging to 143 expedition groups from 59 countries have got permission to climb mountains during the autumn season this year, said the Department of Tourism. The figure may increase as climbing season lasts first week of November, it added. Last..

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Chinese President’s visit enthuse Nepal’s tourism sector Thursday, October 10th, 2019

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: The two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping that begins on October 12 has added energy and enthusiasm to the tourism sector of Nepal. The visit is expected to increase the number of Chinese as well as tourists from other parts of the world coming to Nepal. China..

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River rafting begins to promote Nepal Visit Year 2020 Friday, October 4th, 2019

NAWALPARASI: Rafting has begun on the Narayani River, targeting the Nepal Visit Year 2020. The 45.5 kilometers rafting route with its station at Kalikhola of Ichhamanakamana rural municipality-6, Chitwan is said to be the country's longest one. The route ends at Kavreghat of Bharatpur..

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Nepal Army unveils plans to promote VNY 2020 Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal Army (NA) has made public the events it is going to hold in view of promoting local tourism and Visit Nepal Year 2020. At a programme organized here by NA in presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwor Pokharel, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil..

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Nepal-Australia sign Air Service Agreement in Canada Monday, September 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal and the Australia signed Air Service Agreement in Canada on Tuesday. Suresh Acharya, Secretary of Nepal's Ministry for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) and Jim Holf, Executive Director of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, Urban and Regional, Australia signed..

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Visit Nepal Year 2020 official website and portal unveiled Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat has unveiled its official website, news portal and social media account. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai unveiled the website and news portal at a function held here Wednesday. The website provides all..

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More people aspire to climb Mount Manaslu this autumn Monday, September 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: So far 395 mountaineers from 47 expedition teams have received route permits for climbing different mountain peaks in Nepal including the Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) for this autumn season. According to the Department of Tourism, among those acquiring permission for mountain climbing,..

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Nepal elected NARA President Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Ganga Prasad Nepal has been elected President of the Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA). NARA's 31st General Assembly concluded here on Tuesday elected Nepal. Nepal got 37 votes while his nearest rival Kamal Bahadur Thakuri 25. Likewise, Megh Bahadur Ale was chosen as Vice..

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Is Nepal’s tourism hub Thamel integrating into China Town? Monday, November 18th, 2019

By Phurpa Sherpa, KATHMANDU: In the Capital city of Kathmandu over Thamel area constantly Chinese business has been rising up according to the demands of the market, has..