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, 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, 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.