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Santosh Pokharel

Indian pilgrims to Muktinath evading TIMS fee

November 18, 2016 08:53 AM

POKHARA, Nov 17: Many Indian pilgrims visiting Muktinath Temple of Mustang district have long been avoiding paying fee for Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card while entering Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) region, it has been revealed.

Govt preparing to privatize Gorakhali Rubber

November 14, 2016 01:00 AM

POKHARA, Nov 14: The government has started preparation for privatizing Gorakhkali Rubber Industry.

Missing ultra-light found after a year

November 13, 2016 21:55 PM

POKHARA, Nov 13: An ultra-light carrying a tourist that went missing last year after taking off from Pokhara Airport, has been found on Sunday.

Beauty of Bhaitika mesmerizes foreign tourists

November 3, 2016 07:34 AM

POKHARA, Nov 2: Hiltje Van from Holland participated in Bhaitika for the second time this year. Both times, she celebrated it in Pokhara. She says that getting to enjoy the festival for the second time was a precious opportunity for her.

Indian Prez Mukherjee to be in Pokhara for 3 hrs

October 29, 2016 16:35 PM

POKHARA, Oct 29: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will stay in Pokhara only for three hours during his three-day Nepal visit. Mukherjee will arrive here from Janakpur on Friday.

Tihar triggers brisk business of Dhakatopi

October 26, 2016 01:00 AM

POKHARA, Oct 26: With the arrival of Tihar, sale of a traditional cap, popularly known as Dhakatopi in Pokhara is in rise.  ​

Solo trekker missing for a week in Annapurna Range

October 24, 2016 02:50 AM

POKHARA, Oct 24: Israeli national Amit Mosche Reichman, 42, has gone missing while trekking along the Annapurna trekking circuit. Reichman had last contacted friends and families a week ago and was reported to have been trekking along the Mardi Himal trekking route. Since then his whereabouts remain unknown.

Roads stealing charm of trekking in Annapurna region

October 17, 2016 07:37 AM

POKHARA, Oct 16: Earlier it would take three weeks for tourists to trek through the Annapurna Circuit. After the introduction of transportation facilities, one week of trekking suffices. Length of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) has shortened.

Pokhara transporters add buses for Dashain

October 5, 2016 00:10 AM

POKHARA, Oct 5: Bus operators in Pokhara have added more buses in view of the Dashain-time passenger rush.

Indo-Pak tensions affect Nepal's tourism sector

October 3, 2016 00:40 AM

POKHARA, Oct 3: Nepal's tourism sector has started bearing the brunt of Indo-Pak tensions as international tourists have started cancelling their bookings to Nepal citing safety concerns.

Dearth of tourists steals Pokhara's tourism day fanfare

September 27, 2016 00:50 AM

POKHARA, Sept 27: There is little excitement in Pokhara, one of the top tourist destinations in the country, while the world is celebrating 37th tourism day.

Flooded roads in tourist town claim 4 lives so far

September 20, 2016 07:42 AM

POKHARA, Sept 19: Downtown Pokhara is getting a dangerous place that can claim life! And the threat is flash floods on its street.

3 killed in 3 weeks in Pokhara flash floods

September 19, 2016 00:10 AM

POKHARA, Sept 19: A flash flood in Pokhara downtown triggered by heavy rainfall since Saturday evening has killed one person while another has gone missing. With this, the death toll from flash floods in Pokhara in the past three weeks has reached three.

Kidney scourge devastates a family

September 12, 2016 01:00 AM

POKHARA, Sept 12: Tilochan Sharma, 62, was a happy man until 13 years ago. He used to work in Mumbai, India and his family back home in Parbat district was doing quite well.

4 kids buried to death in Kaski landslide

September 8, 2016 08:34 AM

POKHARA, Sept 8: Four persons were killed and two others were injured when a landslide swept away a house at Lekhnath-4, Kharanifhant on Wednesday.

Pokhara faces shortage of professional guides

September 8, 2016 01:40 AM

POKHARA, Sept 8: Pokhara started welcoming tourists in 1970. Nearly half century down the line, Pokhara is among the nation's topmost tourist destinations.

Govt's plan to bar Nepalis from using tourist vehicles draws flak

September 6, 2016 08:01 AM

POKHARA, Sept 5: The government's preparation to limit 'tourist vehicle service' only to foreigners has saddened tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara.

Four killed in Syangja landslide

September 4, 2016 10:02 AM

POKHARA, Sept 4: Four people died after a landslide buried a house at Kebare-7 in Syangja district in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Developing Pokhara into sports city?

September 3, 2016 02:30 AM

POKHARA, Sept 3: Many recognize Pokhara as a city of tourists. But the identity of Pokhara is not just limited to tourism as sports activities including two big football tournaments -- Aaha Rara Gold Cup and Pokhara Cup -- and various other sports meets organized round the year also give recognition to the beautiful city.

Tourists continue to enter Upper Mustang without necessary permit

September 3, 2016 00:00 AM

POKHARA, Sept 3: Chinese national Wu Xialong was detained from Lomanthang, Upper Mustang last month for being in the area without obtaining necessary permit from the authorities.