When her neighbors had introduced Annapurna to Republica five months ago, she 'was a woman who had not smiled for over a decade.' The neighbors told us that Annapurna's husband, Kabir, needs to be held responsible for her situation and that action must be taken against him. To the volley of charges against her man, the old fragile-looking lady only gave a mute response. When asked if she wanted him to realize his mistake, she said in a faint voice, “He has sugar, pressure”. It was heart wrenching that Annapurna Rijal, 66, was concerned about Kabir's health. Republica then ran her story in January 2020.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

October 19, 2019 18:40 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week October 13-19, 2019.

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

The underappreciated beauty of PPL

November 6, 2018 05:30 am

POKHARA, Nov 6: The inaugural season of Pokhara Premier League (PPL) under the lap of the Himalayas caused many hearts throb in Nepal and elsewhere. The jaw-dropping backdrop of Mount Machhapuchhre along with its peers Annapurna and other mountains in the range made a majestic view for the cricket being played on the ground. The arrival of ICC World Cup trophy in the midst of all this made the occasion more so worthy, especially, after winning the ODI status in Zimbabwe earlier this year.

KASKI, Oct 1: A four-point agreement was reached between the stakeholders and tourism workers – who had announced agitation taking up the problems of Annapurna and Manaslu trekking route – on Sunday.

POKHARA, Sept 18: The capacity of hotels operating inside the Annapurna area is being expanded to address the increased flow of domestic as well as foreign tourists to the region.

1st Annapurna Marathon on June 3

May 22, 2018 09:21 am

KATHMANDU, May 22: The first Annapurna Marathon is set to kick off on the occasion of Annapurna Sanctuary Tourism Festival on June 3. Speaking at a press meet organized in Kathmandu on Monday, the tournament coordinator Rishi Bhandari informed that the players will complete a track race of 42.195 km starting from Annapurna base camp to Macchapuchhre base camp.

There is good news for people who want to visit Annapurna Base Camp, as a new trekking route has been established from Narchyang of Myagdi district to the base camp. The new route runs along the bank of Nilgiri River and takes almost three days to reach the base camp. Tourism entrepreneurs have said that this is a safe trekking route and they are expecting to attract more tourists by using this route.

POKHARA, March 9: The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is primarily known for trekking -- a popular adventure activity for tourists.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Annapurna Conservation Area welcomed record number of trekkers in 2017.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: It has been found that helicopter companies are operating commercial flights to Annapurna Base Camp without taking permission from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

BENI, Oct 16: The trekking route along the Annapurna Conservation Area is being shorten with the rampant construction of trial roads.

POKHARA, Oct 11: Lodges on the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trekking trail are preparing to add rooms as number of trekkers to this popular trekking destination continues to rise with each passing year.

MANANG, Sept 13: The world famous Annapurna Circuit – an alpine trek route – is bustling with a surge in the number of tourists.

KATHMANDU: Global Reach is all set to organize the Australian University Fair in Kathmandu on Monday. The event will take place at Hotel De’ L Annapurna, Durbar Marg from 10 am to 5 pm, and is said to be the biggest event of its kind in Nepal.

KASKI, May 17: Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have won the races for chief  and deputy chief of Annapurna Rural Municipality respectively in Kaski district.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Hotel Annapurna, in collaboration with the Art of Living Foundation, has provided corporate training module titled 'Excellence @ Workplace' to its more than 350 staffers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is planning to expand broadband internet service in the Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Base Camp - two major trekking areas of the country.

POKHARA, Jan 30: The number of trekkers in the Annapurna Region increased by a whopping 45 percent in 2016 compared to figures of 2015.

Wanderlust in Annapurna

December 16, 2016 11:46 am

The alarm went off at 4:30 am. We got up feeling groggy and tired, every muscle in our bodies aching for more rest. We had some hot tea and felt a little soothed. By 5:00 am we were ready to move. The early hour saw a bunch of travelers trudging slowly along in a single file through the snow filled trails with a dark sky overhead.

After a trip to the Ice Lake, we headed back to our hotels. We had decided to rest for a while and then head off to Tilicho. But we had to change our plans because a) our bodies felt numb due to excessive walking and b) the weather and rainfall forecast for the next few days didn’t look great. We were sad that we had to leave Tilicho for another time but were, at the same time, excited to move towards the world’s highest crossable pass – Thorong la Pass.

Manaslu, Annapurna win in blind cricket

December 7, 2016 22:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Team Manaslu and Annapurna registered wins on Wednesday in the Blind T20 Cricket Tournament 2016 organized to pick players for Blind Cricket World Cup.

Wanderlust in Annapurna

December 2, 2016 03:43 am

Every time we thought we had reached a mountain top and we would finally get to see that lake, we ended up being wrong and there was always another one to trek over. Every once in a while we felt like giving up but we persevered and finally reached Ice Lake.

Wanderlust in Annapurna

November 25, 2016 11:46 am

It had only been a few weeks since I got back from the Mardi Base Camp trail. The phone rang and a voice on the other side said, “Bhai, Annapurna round circuit gardim na ta daju bhai.” When one travel enthusiast says to another, “Let’s hit the Annapurna Round Circuit trail,” you just don’t say no. With the buzzing of world’s highest crossable pass “Thorong la”, Tilicho lake, and the whole of the Annapurna Range to walk through, my soul craved for adventure and my heart was already up there in the mountains.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Hotel Annapurna organized cake mixing ceremony amid a function on Sunday. Issuing a statement, the hotel said the event marked the upcoming Christmas celebrations.

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.

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, July 25: A Romanian tourist, Adina Monica Popescu, 26, who was missing since July 16 in Annapurna Region, has been found dead on a river bank.

POKHARA, JULY 25: A Romanian tourist, Adina Monica Popescu, 26, has gone missing from July 16 in Annapurna Region Trekking. She was trekking along Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) route alone.