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A world class trek which is located in Tibet carries a lot of significance and history on its back. The landform of Tibet first of all in itself is a magnificent work of nature which is worth watching at least once in life time. Besides the landform of Tibet, the ancient mega structures that of Gandyen monastery built in 14th century and Samye monastery constructed around the late 700ce are of equal interest and are witnessed by thousands of curios visitors year round.

Educational Travel: Why You Should Try It

  • Wednesday 14th October 2015
  • Leon Logothetis | huffingtonpost.com

Mark Twain once said "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." This is in essence what traveling should be, but unfortunately isn't in today's society....

Tourism sector back on its feet after earthquake, says Minister Sherpa

  • Wednesday 16th September 2015
  • HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

KATHMANDU: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripasur Sherpa today said the tourism sector, which was badly affected by the April 25 earthquake, is back on its feet and urged all international tour operators to send visitors to Nepal. Addressing an interaction “Post-Earthquake: Resurgenc....

Kathmandu – an unexpected Adventure

  • Tuesday 15th September 2015
  • Nepal Now

Kathmandu is an amazingly vibrant city, and has not lost its charm regardless of the fact that the earth shook some months ago. The festivals are still on, the streets and shops are still as colorful and the people still full of energy. ....

French army team to scale Annapurna peaks

  • Friday 11th September 2015
  • The Himalayan Times | RUP NARAYAN DHAKAL

POKHARA: A team of French army personnel is all set to scale the Mount Annapurna in Kaski district. Organising an event on Friday, tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara extended their best wishes to the team. Four members of the team will ascend the 8,091-metre high Annapurna I while thr....

Pashupatinath Temple

  • Friday 11th September 2015
  • Saarc Tourism

Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from a....

Nepal: Back on Top of the World

  • Sunday 6th September 2015
  • The Kathmandu Post

Aug 31, 2015 - The National Tourism Recovery Committee (NTRC) on Monday launched its promotional logo and slogan—-Nepal: Back on Top of the World—in a bid to revive the tourism sector which was knocked out by the April 25 earthquake. The new logo and slogan was unveiled by Tourism Minster Kripasur Sherpa on Monday. ....

Bringing Tourism Back to Nepal

  • Thursday 3rd September 2015
  • SHIVANI VORA | The New York Times

Darrell Wade, 54, is on a mission to bring tourism back to Nepal. The chief executive and a founder of Intrepid Travel recently spent a week in the country — his 14th visit — and saw firsthand how far it has come in recovering from the devastating earthquakes in April. While Nepal represents a small po....

Fifteen Teams Apply for Autumn Climbing Permits so Far

  • Thursday 27th August 2015
  • Nepal Now

August 26 / Kathmandu The autumn climbing season in Nepal will see at least 15 mountaineering teams attempting to summit various peaks, including Everest, Annapurna I and Mount Makalu. A team led by Japanese national Nobokazu Kuriki has been granted a permit to scale Everest, said t....

Chinese tourists returning to Nepal to enjoy holidays helps local industries in post-quake era

  • Tuesday 25th August 2015
  • Shristi Kafle | ShanghaiDaily

KATHMANDU, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- 24 year-old Lin Xiaoyun had never stepped outside of her country, China. Being involved in a Chinese language center in Guangdong province as a language teacher, she decided to broaden her horizons, and travel for the first time to Nepal with friends this month.  However, following....

Nepal reopens Mount Everest to climbers; Japanese man to attempt scale the peak next month

  • Sunday 23rd August 2015
  • Startribune

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season. Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki will be the first to attempt to scale the world's highest peak since the qua....

Nepal sees 1,635 trekkers after the earthquake

  • Sunday 23rd August 2015
  • KRITI BHUJU | My Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Even though the number of foreign tourists has gone down drastically after the devastating earthquake of April 25, adventure lovers are still enjoying trekking in the mountains of Nepal. Altogether 1,635 foreign tourists enjoyed trekking trips in Nepal after the earthquake till August 18, statistics of Nepal Touris....

Tourism Shows Signs of Resurgence

  • Sunday 23rd August 2015
  • SANGAM PRASAIN | The Kathmandu Post

Aug 23, 2015- International airlines serving Nepal are witnessing a surge in inbound bookings, with the tourist and festival seasons nearing.  Carriers from the Middle East, Malaysia, China and other destinations are over 80 percent booked for October. However, reservations ha....

Your holiday can help: Vanuatu and Nepal appeal for tourists to return

  • Friday 14th August 2015
  • Vanuatu | The Guardian

“Disaster tourism” is an ugly phrase, conjuring up images of rubberneckers gawping at others’ misfortune. In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster even the most well-intentioned visitors can get ....

Naturally Nepal needs tourists now more than ever, says Peter Athans

  • Sunday 9th August 2015
  • RAJAN POKHREL | THT

In the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, one of the world’s foremost high-altitude mountaineers Saturday appealed to foreign visitors to come to Nepal as the country was in need of tourists now more than ever to revive its vital tourism sector. Talking to this daily, Peter Athans....

Everest Region Given Green Signal 3 Month After the Earthquake 

  • Friday 7th August 2015
  • Nepal Tourism Board

The report commissioned by the Government of Nepal confirms that there was ‘minimal damage’ to the majority of accommodation and trails in the Everest region, in Nepal’s northeast. The report was handed over to the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Kripasur Sherpa on August 7, 2015 amidst the press conference in Kathmandu. It ....

Domestic airfare to come down from Friday

  • Wednesday 5th August 2015
  • TAAN

Domestic airlines have decided to reduce airfare with effect from Friday. A meeting of Airlines Operator Association of Nepal (AOAN) held in Kathmandu on Tuesday decided to reduce airfare by a minimum of Rs 170. The decision comes on the back of reduction in price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by N....

Bhaktapur After Earthquake

  • Tuesday 4th August 2015
  • Shaurab Lohani

After hearing a lot on social media and seeing pity videos of “Bhaktapur after earthquake” I decided to go take a short motorbike trip, with my friend and look around to check its authenticity. I wouldn’t like to go on the contrary, as the videos were shot concurrently at the time for quake but would like to request the owners of the video shoul....

Nepal Tourism Is Back On

  • Friday 31st July 2015
  • Lilit Marcus | cntraveler.com

Despite concerns about safety and infrastructure following the earthquakes earlier this year, Nepal has gotten the all-clear for tourism, including on Mt. Everest. Following devastating earthquakes this spring, Nepal has officially been cleared to welcome tourists again, just in time for peak hiking se....

Number of big cats rise in Chitwan

  • Thursday 30th July 2015
  • HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE | WORLD TIGER DAY

With arrangement of food and habitat at Chitwan National Park, the number of big cats has gone up, while their assault on humans has dropped. Earlier, tigers used to leave the park and attack livestock and humans for want of food. Of late, attacks on humans at the human settlements, however, have subsided. Tigers had claimed six live....

Something Special: Everest by hot air balloon

  • Thursday 30th July 2015
  • The Telegraph || John O'Ceallaigh

A daring multimillion-dollar trip will offer one intrepid couple an Everest ascent like no other Intrepid travellers with significant means to venture one step above the select group of adventurers who have ascended Everest, by taking a hot air balloon trip above the world’s highest mountain for a cost of £1,680,....

Gadhimai Animal-Slaughter Festival In Nepal To Go Bloodless

  • Tuesday 28th July 2015
  • HuffPost India | By Jacob Koshy

In what will certainly cheer both the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh and People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Gadhimai festival, a quinquennial celebration in Nepal that involves the ritual slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals, will from now on be a bloodless affair. The Gadhimai’s Temple Trust, which organis....

Hiking Trails Around Annapurna Deemed Safe After Nepal Quake

  • Friday 24th July 2015
  • ABC News

The most popular trekking trail in Nepal escaped damage during April's devastating earthquake and is safe for hikers to return, an assessment team said Thursday. Kit Miyamoto of the California-based engineering firm Miyamoto International assessed the 200 kilometers (125 miles) of trekking trails around Mount Annapurna,....

Where Buddha was Born

  • Friday 24th July 2015
  • Susmita Baral (BBC)

A non-Buddhist’s trip to Lumbini, Nepal, raises the question: what compels travellers to visit centres of faiths that are not their own?   Scattered across Asia, from India to South Korea, thousands of Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas and pagodas serve as p....

Best Time to Visit Nepal

  • Wednesday 22nd July 2015
  • Shaurab Lohani

There is no as such as best time of the year to visit Nepal but there are certain things that one wishes to do in the country which is available only at certain times of the year.  Let’s not brag about the fact that it can be visited year around like an ent....

Kathmandu calls on Foreign Tourists to Visit the Country

  • Saturday 18th July 2015
  • Christopher Sharma

Nepali government officials at the 39th session UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee call for the country to be removed from the danger list for travellers. In 2014, some 800,000 tourists visited the Himalayan nation. This year, this is expected to decline by 40 per cent. Just for summer and fall, bookings should drop by 70 per cent. For Nepal, tourism is a major s....

Nepal in Lonely Planet’s Best Travel Destinations

  • Tuesday 14th July 2015
  • E- Kantipur

KATHMANDU, JUL 14 - Nepal has been included in the top list of the best places to  travel this October by the world’s leading  travel guide Lonely Planet. “Everyone has seen the news reports from the April 25 earthquake in  Nepal , but most reports neglected to mentio....

10 places to visit in Nepal

  • Sunday 12th July 2015
  • Courtesy :India Times

Unquestionably one of the world's most alluring countries for the adventure traveler, Nepal contains some of the most exciting and unique tours on the planet. Your tours to Nepal will be matched with the overwhelming friendliness of the locals. The Nepalese are renowned for their warm hospitality. If you decide to head there, then here are the top 10 things to do ....

Quake-hit Nepal Reopens Most Heritage Sites to Boost Tourism

  • Tuesday 7th July 2015
  • Anjana Pasricha

Nepal has reopened its major world heritage sites to try to woo tourists to return to the country shattered by the massive April earthquake, despite some concerns over safety. The huge hit to the tourism sector in the wake of the disaster has been a double blow to the poor Himalayan nation which is heavily dependent on money spent by visitors. ....

I Almost Got Killed by Rolling Stone

  • Sunday 14th December 2014
  • Shaurab Lohani

The day that I almost got killed by Rolling Stone I  saw my entire life in a split second, I saw a mother crying upon the dead corpse of the only son, I saw all the goods that I had done in my en....

My First Hand Everest Experience

  • Wednesday 3rd December 2014
  • Shaurab Lohani

I could feel my heart beat out loud, felt like it was in my mouth, thoughts looming as soon as a tiny bit of cloud seen under the blue sky. It does not happen like that usually but I was flying to Lukla for the first time; Lukla an airport with a runway of size ....

Sunrise Over Mount Everest

  • Thursday 13th November 2014
  • Uzol Rai (Jimmy)

Over the following days our expedition team trekked to the villages of Khunde and Khumjung, or to the locals Khurnyung, that lie adjacent in a valley of Sagarmatha National Park,....

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nepal

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
  • Shaurab Lohani

There are many reasons why you should visit Nepal, there are flaws but when it comes to exploring a country we should keep aside all the perceptions. As to know about the country, you should go visit a country and here are 8 reasons why you should visit the country of Everest, Nepal. ....