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Abandoned tents, human waste piling up on Mount Everest Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP): The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water. The world’s highest mountain has so much garbage..

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Paragliding begins in Eastern Nepal Friday, June 21st, 2019

DHANKUTA: Chuliban hill and Yakchanaghat of Dhankuta Municipality Ward Number-7, the two tourist spots in the district, have added paragliding in their adventure package. Dhankuta Municipality together with Koshi Adventure Private Limited of Itahari introduced paragliding to foster tourism in the..

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Construction of road linking to Tilicho Lake begins Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

MUSTANG: Construction of a road stretching from Thini of Gharpajhong rural municipality in Mustang to the Tilicho Lake has begun here. The lake is located at the highest altitude- 4,919 meter. Infrastructure development office in Myagdi began the opening of track from Thini village of Gharpajhong..

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200 air passengers stranded at Lukla Monday, June 17th, 2019

SOLUKHUMBU: Passengers have been stranded for no flight operations at Tenzing Hilari Airport Lukla for the past four days. Praveen Shrestha, acting chief of Lukla Airport shared that no take-off and landing has been made at the airport for the past four days because of unfavourable weather. No..

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Trekking route to Dhaulagiri base camp repaired, widened Thursday, June 13th, 2019

MYAGDI: A trekking route to the base camp of Dhaulagiri mountain has been constructed. The seventh highest mountain of the world (8,167 metres) is located at Mudi of Dhaulagiri rural municipality. Repair and maintenance of the trekking route from Naurabhir to Sallaghari has been carried out at a..

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State-level committees formed to promote Nepal Visit Year Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The government has constituted State-level tourism promotion committees in view of the Nepal Visit Year-2020. Chief Minister of the respective state is the patron of the committee to be headed by ministers for industry; tourism; forest and environment. The committees were formed as per..

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Exploring Spiritual Tourism in Nepal Friday, June 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Efforts have begun to exploit the abundant possibilities for spiritual tourism in Nepal. The matter was proposed during the 3rd edition of Himalayan Travel Mart underway in the capital. Accordingly, a transborder deliberation took place about spiritual tourism in the major session of..

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3rd edition of Himalayan Travel Mart from June 7 Monday, June 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: The third edition of Himalayan Travel Mart is going to be organised from June 7 to 9 with an objective of establishing Nepal as the Himalayan entry point. Organising a press conference here Monday, the organiser, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Nepal chapter, shared that all the..

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Asian Resilience Summit opens tomorrow Thursday, May 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The First Asian Resilience Summit 2019 is opening in Kathmandu on June 31. The two-day summit is co-hosted by the Nepal Tourism Board, the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization..

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Rs. 2.68 billion allocated for tourism sector Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The government has allocated 2.68 billion rupees for tourism sector in its budget for the fiscal year 2019/20. Presenting the budget for the fiscal year fiscal year 2019/20, Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada said that the government had allocated the budget keeping in mind about..

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Around 600 climbers summit Mount Everest Sunday, May 26th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Around 600 mountaineers have climbed Mount Everest this season as the expedition during spring time reached almost to its end. Meera Acharya, director at DoT, said that around 600 climbers were reported to have reached the summit of Everest this spring. She, however, said that it was..

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Nepal introduce Chepang-Mahabharat new Trekking route Saturday, May 25th, 2019

DHADING: Nepal government has begun a feasibility study of the Chepang-Mahabharat trekking route. The proposed route will link Dhading, Makwanpur and Chitwan districts. Nepal Tourism Board and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) have jointly begun the feasibility study after the route..

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IS NEPAL FALLING INTO CHINA’S TRAP ? Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

The news that Government of Nepal has unilaterally altered the border map with India has shocked many people, particularly in India, who wonder why Nepal government has..