Santosh Pokharel

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Fewa Lake’s new area is 5.72 square kilometers

Published On: February 16, 2021 12:17 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Feb 16: A demarcation committee has prepared a report stating that the new area of Fewa Lake is 5.72 square kilometers (11,255 ropanis).

Trekking entrepreneurs in search of new trekking trails

Published On: February 7, 2021 02:31 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: With the expansion of motorways, the trekking trails have been shortened reducing the duration of trekking. The week-long treks are now over in a few days.

Security personnel mobilized to clear snow in Manang (photos)

Published On: February 6, 2021 01:20 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Feb 6: Following heavy snowfall in Manang district, human mobility has been restricted as most of the roads and paths have been blanketed with a thick layer of snow. The District Administration Office of Manang has mobilized teams of security personnel to clear the paths in Chame, the district headquarters.

Fire destroys around 800 hectares of forest in Manang in past five days

Published On: January 30, 2021 03:39 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A forest fire in Manang has destroyed around 800 hectares of forest in the past five days.

Forest fire raging Nason Rural Municipality in Manang for past three days

Published On: January 28, 2021 05:31 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 28: A forest fire has been raging Nason Rural Municipality in Manang for the past three days. It has not been controlled yet.

CAAN directs paragliders to install GPS to track their activities

Published On: January 25, 2021 11:25 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed to track the paragliding activities in the sky of Pokhara with GPS. According to CAAN, the new decision was taken in view of the increasing instances of accidents after pilots often flew away from the designated area due to lack of any mechanism in place to track their movement in the sky.

NAC is making first-ever chartered flight to Macao today midnight to bring 147 Nepali workers back

Published On: January 19, 2021 04:53 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 19: A chartered flight of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is leaving Kathmandu for the Macao Special Administrative Region of China on Tuesday midnight, to bring back home 147 Nepali workers who lost their jobs there due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pokhara offers 50 percent discount in aerial adventures

Published On: January 10, 2021 09:57 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 10: In a bid to uplift the tourism industry hard hit by the pandemic, Pokhara is offering a discount of up to 50 percent to tourists flying in its sky.

IN PICS: Heavy snowfall in Manang and Mustang

Published On: January 5, 2021 02:30 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 5: Mountainous districts Manang and Mustang witnessed heavy snowfall in the past few days. Life in these two districts has been hit hard following heavy snowfall.

Tourist destinations in Annapurna region start re-opening

Published On: January 4, 2021 12:34 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 4: The tourist destinations in the Himalayan region that have remained closed for months after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown in March last year have started reopening.

Forest fire smoke obscures view of Mt Machhapuchchhre in Pokhara

Published On: January 1, 2021 03:54 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 1: A massive forest fire has been reported in the lower belt of Mt Machhapuchchhre in Pokhara on Friday.

COVID-19 ruins Christmas hype in Pokhara

Published On: December 25, 2020 12:22 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Dec 25: It has been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic affected the tourism sector. Had there been no pandemic, there would have been a lot of tourists in Pokhara at this time of the year. Although the time is end of the season, the city would still see the flow of tourists. But this year, it has become hard to spot international tourists in Pokhara due to COVID-19.

Pokhara hotels offer 50 percent off for domestic tourists

Published On: December 16, 2020 01:35 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Dec 16: As COVID-19 has hit the tourism industry hard, hotel entrepreneurs of Pokhara have decided to provide as much as 50 percent off on room rates for domestic tourists.

Pilot killed, passenger injured in paragliding tragedy in Pokhara

Published On: November 23, 2020 06:13 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 23: A person died and another sustained injuries in a paragliding accident in Pokhara on Monday.

Cycling to Tilicho? (PHOTO FEATURE)

Published On: November 19, 2020 07:50 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 19: Can one reach Tilicho Lake, one of the world’s highest-altitude lakes, on a bicycle? Many may not dare. But there are some adventure-lovers who have converted the dream into a rare feat.

Ghandruk closed, Manang open only for tourists with negative PCR reports

Published On: October 20, 2020 12:40 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 20: Tourist destinations of the Annapurna area including Ghandruk have decided to not operate hotels for an indefinite period. Tourism entrepreneurs are worried of COVID-19 transmission if they allow tourists to enter the village. Uncertainty remains  regarding the operation of hotels in Ghandruk and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

Lakeside, Pokhara’s tourist business hub, is a silent town now

Published On: October 18, 2020 01:00 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 18: Lakeside, the hub for businesses related to tourism in Pokhara, is yet to open, even while the main markets in the Mahendrapul, Chipledhunga, New Road, Sabhagriha Chowk and Prithvi Chowk areas are already open.

Popular tourist spot Ghandruk shut down indefinitely amid COVID-19 threats

Published On: October 16, 2020 03:46 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 16:  Ghandruk Village, a popular tourist destination in Kaski district in the western hills of Nepal, has announced to suspend all its tourism related activities to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

State-owned trading company less likely to sell mountain goats this Dashain

Published On: October 7, 2020 08:48 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 7: The state-owned Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) is less likely to purchase and sell mountain goats this Dashain as farmers have tagged higher prices this year.

All study, no play bores children at school

Published On: October 4, 2020 07:45 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 3: It had been six months since Sakshyam Pathak of Tahanu had not entered his school. He terribly missed his friends and teachers. Just recently, the school administration announced resumption of classes but it said the children cannot be involved in extracurricular activities. Pathak was happy to see his friends after so long, but restrictions on games and sports have put him a bit off.