Over 200,000 tourists visit Nepal in two months Monday, March 11th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The country has seen an influx of over 200,000 tourists in two months alone, a 33 percent up as compared to the same period last year, according to the Department of Immigration. Altogether, 216,214 tourists visited the country in January and February (91,793 in January and 97,694 in..

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Nepal expects more Everest climbers after China sets limits Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal is expecting more climbers to try to scale its side of Mount Everest in coming weeks after China said it would limit attempts from the northern side, officials said Tuesday. Danduraj Ghimire of Nepal's Tourism Department said it expects more climbers..

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Nepal to join travel mart as partner Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal will act as a partner country in the upcoming three-day Novoair Dhaka Travel Mart 2019 starting on March 21. The partnership will enhance cooperation in development of tourism in Bangladesh and Nepal and promote tourist exchanges, according to a statement. A memorandum of..

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EU positive towards removing black list Saturday, February 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The European Union has been found positive in removing Nepal's aviation sector from the black list. In a meeting with Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Friday, Ambassadors of the EU member countries to Nepal expressed satisfaction over the progress..

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Buddhist International Travel Mart kicks off in Lumbini Friday, January 11th, 2019

RUPANDEHI: Buddhist International Travel Mart has commenced at Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha. Inaugurating the Mart today, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari said the number of visitors to Lumbini would surge after the construction of the Gautam..

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Nepal welcomes record number of tourists in 2018 Thursday, January 10th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Tourist arrivals in Nepal topped one million for the first time in 2018 - boosted by increased visitors from India, China, the US, Sri Lanka and the UK. The Himalayan nation saw the number of tourists jump nearly 25 per cent as it welcomed a record high of 1,173,072 visitors in 2018,..

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Climate Change Summit concludes issuing 10-pt declaration Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

SINDHUPALCHWOK: The First National Climate Change Summit organized at Gufadanda in Melamchi Municipality-9 in Sindhupalchowk district ended on Tuesday with a 10-point 'Common Sindhu' declaration. President Bidya Devi Bhandari had inaugurated the National Climate Change Summit-2075 on Monday. The..

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Asia Pacific Summit: An opportunity to promote Nepal’s tourism Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Prakash Silwal and Bhisma Raj Ojha, KATHMANDU: The 'Asia Pacific Summit-2018', the first-ever to be held in Nepal, is expected to also help promote 'Nepal Tourism Year-2020'. It is believed that the Summit, biggest conference following the BIMSTEC meeting attended by high-level delegates from..

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Chopper scam thriving despite Nepal’s promised crackdown Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal's pledge to crack down on fraudulent helicopter evacuations has failed to curb the scam, with tourists still being unnecessarily airlifted from the Himalayas so middlemen can profit on the insurance payouts, industry sources say. An AFP investigation earlier this year exposed the..

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Number of trekkers up in Annapurna Area Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Basudev Poudel, POKHARA: The number of visitors going for trekking in the Round-Annapurna area has been increasing over the years. This trekking route has earned a special identity in the world. The Annapurna trekking route is the most attractive and expansive among the various trekking routes in..

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Paragliding test flight conducted in Baglung Monday, November 12th, 2018

BAGLUNG: Paragliding flights were tested successfully in three places in the district--Malma of Galkot, Sardakhet of Ramchedhunga-5 and Setighaderi of Naredanti. The paragliding flight test coincided with the Galkot Festival. Pilot Duryodhan Khadka with 10 years of paragliding experience flew..

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Pokhara: Nepal’s peaceful paradise is well worth the trek Monday, November 5th, 2018

KATHMANDU, (AN): Thanks to Nepal’s notoriously underfunded infrastructure, the 200 km journey from the capital of Katmandu to the sedate town of Pokhara can often take a torturous eight hours or more, but don’t even think about flying. The breathtaking vistas that journey affords — winding..

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Nepal close to complete measuring height of Mt. Qomolangma Thursday, October 25th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A Nepali technical team has reached close to Mt. Qomolangma measuring the tallest mountain in the world from the Nepal-India border as the Himalayan country is making its first such effort, the Department of Survey (DoS) said. The DoS said it is measuring the height of the mountaiin..

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Nepal’s masked dancers mark the end of monsoon

KATHMANDU, (AP):- For centuries, Nepal has celebrated its masked dancers, who officially begin monthlong festivities in the Hindu-dominated Himalayan nation. Indra Jatra, an eight-day festival celebrated mostly by the Newar community, the native residents of Kathmandu, is also known as the..

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Increasing flow of tourists at Rara Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

JUMLA: The biggest freshwater lake in the entire nation, Rara, welcomed around 1,500 internal tourists daily in this season. The number of tourists from home visiting the Lake based in Mugu, the district in Karnali province, increased during the Dashain holidays. Situated at an altitude of 2,990..

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Vyas valley villagers to reach winter homes via Nepal this year Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Pithoragarh (U'khand): With the trekking route on the Indian side under repairs, over 2,000 residents of the high altitude villages in Vyas valley will have to migrate to their winter abodes in the lower areas via Nepal this year. The Vyas Valley villagers will have to traverse about 2 km in..

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Nepal: a destination of picturesque landscapes Friday, October 12th, 2018

Nepal, the South Asian country wedged between China and India, introduces itself as the land of Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain above sea level. This cliché of introduction glooms the scintillating varieties of landscape, architecture, ecology, people and culture. Nepal remained almost..

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