TAAN to Explore Humla

A seven-member team of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is leaving for Nepalgunj on April 2 to explore new trekking routes in Humla District. Issuing a press statement on Sunday, TAAN said the team is led by Rana Bahadur Khadka, 2nd vice president of TAAN, and includes videographer, report writer, photographer and cartographer. The Read more

The World’s Most Expensive Holiday

A British web company, VeryFirstTo.com, has begun marketing world’s most expensive luxury trip on two-year itinerary at the cost of 1 million per couple. This Globe-trotting adventure takes to 962 UNESCO world heritage sites including Egypt’s pyramids, Peru’s Machu Picchu, India’s Taj Mahal and Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, Sagarmatha National Park, Chitwan National Park and Lumbini-the Read more

Nepali Film Star to Scale Everest

Kathmandu, Chaitra 6:  A popular Nepali cine artist Arjun Karki, is all set to scale Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world.  The chairman of the Film Artistes Association of Nepal- Nawal Khadka handed over Nepali flag and bade farewell to Karki amidst a programme organized at the Premises of Pashupati temple. Khadka said, Read more

Tourism Survey in India

An Indian survey focused on travel and tourism stated that 77% of Indians would spend their  affluent money for travel and adventure in 2013 and most of them have put Nepal on their top travel destination list. The result of the survey also highlighted adventure and beaches holidays as their most top categories. Following the list Maldives, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, France and Egypt  have also been Read more

NATHM Coming up with a Four Star Hotel

KATHMANDU, 13 March:  Targeting the increasing number of tourists, Nepal government has planned to construct a 4 star hotel within the premises of Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) in Rabibhawan. The hotel will be the first ever star rated teaching hotel of Nepal.   The managing director of NATHM-Ramchandra Dhakal said, “With Read more

Nepal Ranks 112th Position

Kathmandu, March 08: The  Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 ranks  Nepal in 112th position in the world  published by World Economic Forum (WEF). Nepal remains in the same position  since last two years. Among the South Asian Countries, Nepal is ranked above Pakistan and Bangladesh  respectively. Despite the low investment in the tourism infrastructure and protracted political transition, the Read more

Nepal Bags First Prize in Adventure Travel Expo

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) won the category of ‘Best Exhibit’ in Adventure Travel Expo held in Melbourne, Australia from February 23-24, 2013. During the Expo, NTB along with three companies Langtang Ri Trekking, Nepal Mandala Travel & Tours and Nepal Social Treks, had effectively exhibited Nepal as a preferred holiday adventure destination among the prospective Read more

Chhurim Sherpa Sets New Guinness World Record

Kathmandu Nepal: Chhurim Sherpa, a Nepali woman mountaineer has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the first woman to scale Mount Everest twice in a single season.   She reached 8,848-metre (29,028-feet) summit on May 12, 2012, and again a week later on May 19 she became the first women mountaineer to scale it twice in Read more

Four Additional Trekking Routes in 2013

February 4, 2013: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MOCTCA) stated that it will open four additional trekking routes in 2013; from Mugu to Rara Lake, from Jharmar to Khadi, from Dhorpatan to Shey Phoksundo Lake and from Khaptad to Shey Phoksundo Lake. The ministry has already allocated NRs 1, 00, 00,000 for the Read more