Growing fascination towards paragliding in Pokhara Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Prabhash Chandra Jha, Hari Bastola, POKHARA: Paragliding has been growing as an attraction among the youths in Pokhara lately. Youths here were further enthused by this sport after the Nepali team bagged silver medal in paragliding competition recently held 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The..

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Insurers give Nepal ultimatum to end tourist rescue fraud Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: International insurance companies have set a Sep 1 deadline for Nepal to clamp down on fraudulent helicopter rescues of tourists or they will stop giving cover, industry sources say. An AFP investigation earlier this year revealed a lucrative insurance racket around pressuring hikers in..

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Alternative trails sought in wake of shortened trekking routes Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Basudev Poudel, POKHARA: The stakeholders and concerned tourism agencies in western region are seeking alternative trails as the rampant construction and expansion of roads were shortening the trekking routes in the region. Trekking routes under the Annapurna Circuit Trek were being shortened to..

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People with disabilities allowed to scale Everest Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Now, the people with disabilities would be allowed to climb the highest peak of the world. The constitutional bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi, Justices Om Prakash Mishra, Cholendra Shumsher Rana, Dipak Raj Karki, Kedar Prasad Chalise gave the decision that even..

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Nepal wins Best Booth Operation Award in Korea Monday, June 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal has won the Best Booth Operation Award in the 33rd Korea World Travel Fair. Nepal Tourism Board informed through a press release today that Nepal won the award in the fair organised at COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, Seoul of South Korea from June 14-17 for its..

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Karnali-Rara Tourism Year inauguration cost Rs 6.38 million Saturday, June 9th, 2018

SURKHET: The government of Karnali Province has said Rs 6.381 million was spent in the inauguration of the Karnali-Rara Tourism Year-2075 campaign. Minister for Economic Affairs of the province government Prakash Jwala gave this information while responding to the queries raised by the opposition..

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Nepal honors 9 Sherpa for Everest successes on anniversary Thursday, May 31st, 2018

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal honored several Sherpa guides for their own Everest successes on the anniversary Tuesday of the first conquest of the world’s highest peak. Government minister Bina Magar, who herself is an Everest climber, honored the guides at a ceremony held every year on the date in..

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Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women Saturday, May 26th, 2018

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The most successful female Everest climber said after finishing her ninth ascent of the world’s highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams. Lhakpa Sherpa was guiding some 50 climbers with her brother..

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Rafting festival in Trishuli on cards Thursday, May 24th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 30th Annual Rafting Festival is to be organised in the Trishuli River from Bandare to Phisling on May 26. Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) is organising the event around the slogan of 'Let Us Protect Our Rivers for Tourism and Environment'. NARA held a press conference..

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316 climbers scaled Mt Everest Monday, May 21st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Over 300 mountaineers have reached the highest peak of the World, Mt Everest or Sagarmatha until 9th day of this season. According to liaison officer at the Mt Everest Base Camp Gyanendra Shrestha, 316 have so far successfully climbed the Everest. He added that over 40 climbers reached..

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277 mountaineers reach atop Mount Everest Saturday, May 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A total of 277 mountaineers have successfully climbed the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, in seven days since the expedition began this season. As many as 277 mountaineers have ascended to the highest summit since the outset of the mountaineering of the spring season this year,..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram..