MYAGDI, May 17: Two nationals from Poland have successfully climbed the Dhaulagiri Mountain. The peak (8,167 meters) is the seventh highest peak in the world. With this, the peak recorded the first climbing of this season.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Department of Tourism, by issuing mountain climbing permits in the fall of this year, has collected twice as much revenue in the season this year as that of last year. The department collected Rs 40.6 million in the same season last year. This year the department has collected Rs 93 million rupees.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has issued 451 climbing permits for this spring climbing season.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has said that the government has collected Rs 1 billion in royalties and renewal fees of casinos and other hotel business fees. He said the licenses of three casinos that refused to pay the royalty were revoked.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has given an ultimatum of five days to three casinos that have not paid their arrears to the government. The DoT has given an ultimatum to the three casinos to pay their dues of Rs 900.5 million within five days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Mountaineers are found attracted to scale the 8,163-metre-tall Mount Manaslu this autumn. The Department of Tourism has granted permission to 160 climbers of 16 expedition teams to climb Mt Manaslu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has so far issued climbing permits to two expedition teams for this winter season. The teams will attempt to climb two mountains namely Mt Luza Peak and Mt Kyungya Ri 2.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The government has asked hotels and resorts to upload details of tourists staying at their properties to the web portal of Department of Tourism (DoT) to make tracking of tourists more convenient.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: According to the Department of Tourism (DoT), a total of 25 mountains were successfully summitted by 535 mountaineers this autumn.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The government has collected Rs 1.68 million as royalty as of Saturday from mountaineers for winter expeditions to different mountains.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The government has collected Rs 49.28 million in royalty from the mountaineers scaling different mountains during autumn season.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has sought clarifications from 15 Liaison Officers (LOs) who allegedly produced expedition reports without hitting the base camp when they were assigned as LOs for Everest expeditions in this year's spring season. Of the 37 LOs deployed for managing Everest expedition, 15 were found pocketing the government-provided funds without reaching the base camp and submitting the reports, as reported by the expedition companies.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The inspection team of the Department of Tourism (DoT) has started monitoring the conditions of various casinos operating in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 14: At least 15 Everest liaison officers deployed for this year's spring climbing season pocketed their allowances without even reaching base camp, the Department of Tourism has disclosed.

KATHMANDU, May 27: While national and international media reports connected the deaths of climbers on Mt Everest this season to overcrowding, the Department of Tourism on Sunday said such claims were misleading and unwarranted.

KATHMANDU, April 14: As of Friday, a total of 75 expedition teams have been granted mountain climbing permits for this spring. The Department of Tourism has so far collected royalty over Rs 450 million through the permits, Department’s director general Danduraj Ghimire said.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) along with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Department of Tourism (DoT) has requested the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to make it mandatory for trekkers to take at least a guide or porter with them.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The government has collected Rs 37 million in royalties from mountaineering expeditions in the autumn season of 2018, from 43 different peaks above 6000 meters.