KATHMANDU, May 14: An eight-member team of guides recorded the first summit of Mount Everest (8848 m) for this spring season of 2018 on Sunday. The team which started fixing the ropes on the way to the mountain’s top from mid-April scaled it on Sunday, opening the route for this season. The team includes eight guides–Pasang Tenjing Sherpa, Pasdawa Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, Jen Jen Lama, Siddi Bahadur Tamang, Pemba Chhiri Sherpa, Tenzing Gyaljen Sherpa and Datuk Bhote. This is the first summit of this spring season.
KATHMANDU, May 11: One aspect of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Nepal is religious. He started his third visit to Nepal as a prime minister by landing at Janakpur where he worshipped at the Janaki Temple before flying to Kathmandu on Friday.
KATHMANDU, April 30: All phone users have so far paid more than Rs 1.59 billion as additional telecommunication service charges (TSC) to rebuild Dharahara, the historical monument which was knocked down by the earthquake of 2015. Three years have shot by since telecom users started paying money for restoring the monument but the authorities haven't yet started works to utilize the heritage fund, a special fund to rebuild the nine-storied 119th-century monument.
KATHMANDU, April 21: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) remained closed for almost 13 hours from Thursday night to Friday morning after the aircraft of Malindo Air skidded off the runway while trying to take off.
KATHMANDU, April 8: As the spring season begins, mountaineers have started heading for the mountains, including Mount Everest. Disabled-abled climber Xia Boyu, a 70-year-old Chinese, is among the mountaineers aiming to climb Mount Everest this spring. This is going to be Xia’s fifth attempt to climb Everest. The Department of Tourism (DoT) has said that the Chinese climber set off for Mt Everest last week.
KATHMANDU, April 7: Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives is preparing to allocate conditional grant to the local levels for the development of agricultural sector. As the ministry received several complaints from farmers and other stakeholders that the agricultural budget of current fiscal year 2017/18 was spent in non-agricultural sectors, the ministry now has decided to allocate conditional grants to the local levels for upcoming Fiscal Year 2018/19. The ministry has started discussing with the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Federal Affairs & Local Development in this regard.
KATHMANDU, March 25: Around 700 high altitude workers are set to receive certificate of mountaineering expedition, as has been mentioned in the citizen charter of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
KATHMANDU, March 24: Along with the assurance of seat occupancy from local level bodies, domestic airlines companies have started flight operations to several domestic airports that have remained non-operational for many years.
KATHMANDU, March 22: Newly-appointed Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has set two key targets for his tenure - welcoming 1.5 million tourists by 2020 and starting construction of second international airport in Nijgadh of Bara.
KATHMANDU, March 18: The government of Bangladesh has assigned a 5-member accredited representative team to Nepal to assist the investigations of last week’s US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu. According to the Aviation Management Department of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA), the team will land in Kathmandu on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Both the government and the private sector are putting high emphasis on increasing tourist footfalls to Nepal in recent years. Though the number of tourists is increasing, their spending has not increased as desired.
KATHMANDU, March 10: White water rafting, an adventurous tourist activity with high business potentials in Nepal, is threatened by the government’s failure to separate hydroelectricity projects from rafting sites in rivers allowed for rafting.
KATHMANDU, Mar 7: What comes to your mind when you hear about Lumbini? Certainly peace and serendipity as it is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini has developed as one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal.