US issues travel warning to its citizens in Nepal Friday, October 9th, 2015

Washington, DC: The US has warned its nationals against traveling to Nepal citing concern about recent incidents of violence in the earthquake-ravaged country which might affect its tourism sector. "While the frequency and severity of aftershocks have greatly diminished, the possibility of..

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Nepal considers restrictions on Everest climbers Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal is considering placing new age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest, officials said Tuesday, as the country looks to enhance safety on the mountain after several disasters in recent years. The government is mulling barring people under 18 and..

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Nepal Struggles to Revive Mountain Tourism Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Anjana Pasricha, NEW DELHI, (VOA): Four months after a deadly earthquake, Nepal is struggling to revive mountain and trekking tourism, a vital source of jobs and income for the poor Himalayan country. In Nepal, Ramesh Prasad Dhamala of Ecological Treks was excited as he prepared to welcome his..

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First climber to attempt Everest ascent since Nepal earthquakes Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): A Japanese climber will be the first to attempt to scale Mount Everest since a massive earthquake in April triggered avalanches that killed 18 climbers, shutting an industry that feeds thousands of people across Nepal. Nobukazu Kuriki, 33, of Tokyo will make..

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Nepal tries to woo Indian tourists Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Deep Gazmer, DARJEELING, (TNN): Nepal has embarked on a drive to lure Indian tourists to the Himalayan state. The devastating earthquake of April 25 has badly affected the country's tourism potential. A delegation of Nepal Tourism Board and tourism ministry met tourism officials at Darjeeling and..

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Khumbu region safe for visit: Miyamoto International Saturday, August 8th, 2015

KATHMANDU: One of most alluring tourist destinations in Nepal, the Khumbu region near Mt Everest is safe to visit, a study has revealed. The assessment carried out by Japanese organization, Miyamoto International, has shown that the chief route to Everest did not suffer extensive damages in the..

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Nepal quakes caused minimal damage to Everest trails – study Friday, August 7th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Most lodges and hiking trails near Mount Everest suffered only minimal damage during two devastating earthquakes in Nepal this year, according to a government-commissioned report that will offer some hope to a battered tourism industry. The quakes struck Nepal in April and..

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Quake-Hit Nepal Asks Other Nations to Lift Travel Advisories Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal's government is urging other countries to lift travel advisories that discourage their citizens from visiting the Himalayan nation following a devastating earthquake in April that killed thousands of people, a government minister said Wednesday. Tourism minister Kripasur..

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Still waiting to hear from Nepal :: By: Gabbi Moran Floirendo Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Nepal is the only country in the world with more gods than people, more temples than houses and more religious holidays than days in a year, making it a country where “every day is a celebration,” explained Ram, our tour guide. In light of the destruction wrought by the recent earthquakes, I..

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Nepal signals peak season recovery :: By Ed Douglas Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Whether recent events in Greece, Tunisia and even Calais have a long-term impact on tourism, beyond the immediate effects of changed and cancelled bookings, remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that the 7.8 magnitude earthquake Nepal suffered on 25 April, and its severe aftershocks, served a..

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Help Nepal: take a holiday there :: By JAMIE DAVIES Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A recent event hosted by the Nepal Embassy in Bangkok makes it clear that the country needs visitors to aid recovery Following the earthquakes that brought death and destruction to Nepal on April 25 and May 12, the government of Nepal recently assured visitors that Nepal is once again safe and..

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Tourists stay away from quake-hit Nepal frustrating Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Pokhara, Nepal, (AFP): Boatman Hem Gurung waits listlessly on the deserted banks of Lake Phewa in the shadow of Nepal's spectacular Annapurna mountain range for tourists that do not come. "Since the earthquake, Pokhara has been empty," Gurung complained to AFP in the lakeside resort, which once..

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Syafrubeshi-Langtang Trekking Route Was Opened

RASUWA: A 15-km trekking route along the Syafrubeshi-Langtang road section, which was blocked by a landslide, was opened on Sunday. The Nepal Army removed the landslide debris from Ghodatabela to Langtang, clearing the route, informed NA Directorate of Public Relations. Meanwhile, the NA is..

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Embassy Disappearances: Jamal Khashoggi and the Foreign Policy Web Thursday, October 18th, 2018

“Do this outside. You will put me into trouble.” Mohammad al-Otaibi, Saudi consul, to Saudi agents, Istanbul, October 2, 2018 It smells, but anything wedged between..