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NTB, UNDP sign agreement to promote sustainable tourism Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)in Nepal have signed an agreement to develop the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) framework and to promote sustainable tourism in Nepal. Chief Executive Office of NTB Deepak Raj Joshi and UNDP Nepal’s Resident..

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Makawanpur offers more attractions to tourists

By Bhupendra Man Pradhan, MAKWANPUR: With numerous scenic places and cultural diversity, Makawanpur district holds huge tourism prospects. The trekking trail that connects Daman with Chisapani is one of the major tourist attractions in the district. Having developed at the initiative of academician..

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75 Climbers Reach Top Of Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: Spring mountain climbing season is on the verge of entering its second week and so far some 75 climbers have reached the top of Mount Everest, world's highest peak. According to Department of Tourism Director Meera Acharya, the Department was informed by several agencies that 70-75..

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Experience Nepal Campaign kicks off Thursday, May 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A global campaign 'Experience Nepal' has kicked off in an effort to attract tourists to Nepal from different parts of the world. Nepal Tourism Board in cahoots with Himalayan Bank and American Express has put in place the campaign in view of the Nepal Tourism Year-2020. At an inaugural..

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2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

KATHMANDU, (AP): An expedition organizer says two Indian climbers on Mount Kanchenjunga (KAN'-chen-joonga) have died while attempts were being made to rescue them. Pasang Sherpa of Peak Promotion in Kathmandu says one of them had scaled the world's third tallest peak while another was on the way..

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Visit Lumbini should aim at Chinese, Indian tourists Monday, May 13th, 2019

BHAIRAHAWA: Private sector of Rupandehi has been encouraged by the decision of the State No. 5 government to celebrate Visit Lumbini 2076 to promote Lumbini as a major tourism destination in the country. Private sector representatives have said that the state government should take initiative to..

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Tonnes of Garbage is being cleared from Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: Activities to collect garbage from Mt Everest area have been accelerated with coordination of Nepal Army. Clean Mountain Campaign has been launched to remove the garbage piled up in the world's highest peak area. So far, 2,000 kg of garbage has been brought to Kathmandu from Mt Everest..

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Tourist flow to Mustang increasing

BAGLUNG: The inflow of tourists to Mustang is rising. Hotels are packed, and tourist destinations including religious one like Muktinath temple are flooded by visitors. February-March is the main tourist season. Mustang can be reached by both road and airways. Tourists on the expedition to..

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Helambu near Kathmandu to have best bungee jump facility Saturday, May 11th, 2019

SINDHUPALCHOK: Construction of infrastructure has started for operating bungee jumping facility at Helambu in Sindhupalchok district. Chair of Helambu rural municipality Nima Gyaljen Sherpa said what would be the district's longest and highest suspension bridge is being constructed at Helambu for..

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Nepal Day held in Germany to promote tourism

BERLIN: A Nepal Day was organised in Germany recently to publicize the Visit Nepal Year 2020. The special event was organised by Germany-Nepal Friendship Association in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the Nepali embassy in Berlin and the Nepali Consulate General. It was held in..

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Can the Belt and Road Become a Trap for China? Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Critics often claim that China is using its massive “Belt and Road Initiative” as a form of coercive “debt-trap diplomacy” to exert control over the countries..