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Santosh Pokharel



Homestay heals you from the inside: Yogi Bikasananda

January 19, 2019 07:10 AM

POKHARA, Jan 19: Homestay is not a healing center. However, that can certainly be made so, according to Yogi Bikasananda. ‘Even now, people are getting healed in a certain way when they spend time meeting ‘organic’ people, far from the maddening crowd .’

Homestay heals you from the inside: Yogi Bikasananda

January 19, 2019 02:05 AM

POKHARA, Jan 19: Homestay is not a healing center. However, that can certainly be made so, according to Yogi Bikasananda. ‘Even now, people are getting healed in a certain way when they spend time meeting ‘organic’ people, far from the maddening crowd .’

Hoteliers upbeat as domestic tourists descend on Pokhara

January 1, 2019 09:25 AM

POKHARA, Jan 1: Temple Tree resort is gleaming with domestic tourists as full-fledged winter festivities kick on in Pokhara. Of its 68 rooms around 25 percent of the rooms are occupied by domestic tourists.

Pokhara’s Bus Park to be upgraded

December 26, 2018 13:16 PM

POKHARA, Dec 26: Pokhara’s old bus park located near Rastra Bank Chowk is being upgraded to attract tourists. The government will soon begin upgrading the ‘tourist bus park’, according to Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari. The Department of Tourism under the ministry took the initiative to upgrade the bus park that spreads across 18 ropanis of land. The land belongs to Pokhara Valley Town Development Committee and was gathering dust and garbage since long.

Neglected foot trail of Fewa Lake

December 17, 2018 10:30 AM

POKHARA, Dec 17: Every year, millions of tourists visit Pokhara and enjoy the beauty of the Fewa Lake. While some go for boating, most of them enjoy the beauty of the lake by walking on the foot trail around it. Despite its importance, the trail around the lake remains utterly neglected. It is filthy and dilapidated. Locals put the blame on the lack of action from concerned authorities as well as the visitors.

Trekking Trails on the rise

December 5, 2018 12:29 PM

POKHARA, Dec 5: Around 70 percent of tourists visiting Nepal travel through different trekking trails in the country. Nepal is one of the major destinations for trekking. During the favorable season trekking trails of the country are jam-packed. September to November is considered as the best season for trekking. In the past few years, domestic tourists have also started to trek and the numbers of trekkers are on the rise.

Jomsom airport runway being repaired after two decades

December 4, 2018 08:06 AM

POKHARA, Dec 4: After nearly two decades runway of the Jomsom Airport is being repaired. The runway was in dire need of repairs for a long time now. According to Pushparaj Neupane, an engineer with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the repair project worth Rs 800 million has already kicked off. “The work of erecting fences around the airport is almost over. Blacktopping of the runway and construction of parking area will follow soon,” he said.

Ultralight aircraft makes safe landing despite technical glitches

November 30, 2018 15:44 PM

POKHARA, Nov 30: An ultralight aircraft which faced technical glitches during flight has made a safe landing.

There is a ploy to weaken NAC: Civil aviation minister

November 27, 2018 08:24 AM

POKHARA, Nov 27: Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has claimed that there has been a ploy to weaken Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). The minister’s claim comes at a time when investigation is ongoing over procurement of two wide body A330-200 series Airbus aircrafts.

Pokhara Airport to remain closed for 15 hours daily for renovation

November 18, 2018 18:17 PM

POKHARA, Nov 18: Pokhara Airport will remain shut for 15 hours daily from today to carry out renovation works on the dilapidated runway, authorities said on Sunday.

Road extension around Fewa Lake risks soil deposition

November 17, 2018 08:30 AM

POKHARA, Nov 17: ‘Haphazard’ road extension around Fewa Lake has put the lake under risk as the mud released during the construction get deposited in the lake. The ‘haphazardly’ widened road at Pancheswar area has badly affected the texture of the lake, experts noted.

Lack of quality tourists worries Pokhara entrepreneurs

November 12, 2018 09:52 AM

POKHARA, Nov 12: Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara are concerned with the inflow of more budget tourists who ‘haggle’ too much, together with shortening stay of tourists in the top tourist destination of the country in recent years. To their dismay, high-end tourists are visiting in less numbers these days.

Mount Ghustung in Myagdi records first summit

October 31, 2018 09:39 AM

POKHARA, Oct 31: A team of six foreigners and three Nepali climbers has become the first to stand on the summit of Mount Ghustung (6465m) in Myagdi district.

32 quintals of Satuwa smuggled from Annapurna area

October 31, 2018 04:30 AM

POKHARA, Oct 31: A huge cache of Satuwa ( Paris Polyphylla), a valuable herb produced in the Annapurna area, has been smuggled by an unidentified group.

Mustang welcomes 4,000 tourists in a day

October 25, 2018 07:30 AM

POKHARA, Oct 25: Mustang, one of the popular tourist hubs of Nepal, is witnessing a significantly high number of domestic tourists this season. On Tuesday alone, almost 4,000 tourists arrived at Jomsom. Utilizing their Dashain holidays, nature lovers from across the country have reached the mountainous district to view its mesmerizing beauty.

Domestic tourism on the rise during festive holidays

October 24, 2018 11:19 AM

POKHARA, Oct 24: Pokhara, widely regarded as Nepal’s best destination for travel and trek, is currently busy serving both foreign and domestic tourists amid Nepali festivals and tourist season.

Stakeholders rue lack of communication facilities in trekking areas

October 16, 2018 06:30 AM

POKHARA, Oct 16: A tragic incident in Gurja Himal of Myagdi district on Thursday claimed nine lives -- five South Koreans and four Nepalis. Authorities knew about the incident only after two days and it took another two days to retrieve all the bodies.

Choppers fly to ABC without local government permission

October 7, 2018 12:19 PM

POKHARA, Oct 7: Despite a restriction for choppers to fly to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), helicopter companies running the flights to the base camp, flouting the directive of the local government.

Prices of essential goods soar on the eve of festivals

October 4, 2018 07:52 AM

POKHARA, Oct 4: Soaring prices of essential consumable goods on the eve of the festive season has panicked consumers in Pokhara.

Yeti begins Kathmandu-Pokhara flights with new ATR

October 4, 2018 05:30 AM

POKHARA, Oct 4: With the beginning of the tourist season in the country, Yeti Airlines, a private airline company, has started flights in the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu sector. Yeti has deployed its new ATR 72-500 aircraft for the sector.