KATHMANDU, May 16: Expedition to Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, has been affected for the past two days due to adverse climate.  Department of Tourism Director Rakesh Gurung said that no one has been able to reach the summit of Mount Everest since Tuesday as the climate is adverse towards the upper part of camp IV.

KATHMANDU, May 8: As many as 414 people have taken permission for expediting Mount Everest or Sagarmatha, the world's highest peak, in the spring season this year.

KATHMANDU, Apr 2: As many as 63 mountaineers received permits to climb Mt Everest, the world's tallest peak, for this year's spring season. According to the Department of Tourism, 13 women and 50 men from five different expedition teams took the permits till Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has sought the names of employees who want to become government liaison officers for mountain climbing in the upcoming climbing season.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The government has not received payments exceeding Rs 110 million from three casinos this year. Central Media, located in Kathmandu's Khichapokhari, Ratna Services, based in Biratnagar, and Venue Creation have failed to pay over Rs 119 million to the government, including royalty, renewal, and additional fees.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: After 48 climbers who ascended various mountains, including Mt Everest, on different dates failed to appear to receive their certificates, the government has released the names of the climbing company and the climbers involved.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Over the past three years, the hospitality sector in the country has witnessed significant growth, with the establishment of four five-star and 16 four-star hotels, according to data from the Department of Tourism (DoT). These additions include prominent establishments such as Hotel The Kingsbury in Birtamod, Hyatt Place in Tahachal, Ichha Hotel in Simara, and Hotel Lhasa International in Lazimpat.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: In addition to mountain climbing, Nepal is gaining recognition for other adventure sports like skiing. This season, 22 individuals from various countries have secured permission to ski in the mountains of Nepal, as authorized by the Department of Tourism (DoT).

Elite Expedition, the company owned by Nirmal Purja, has claimed to have obtained all required permits for skydiving operations

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has issued climbing permits for a total of 42 mountains as of Friday, with 881 climbers from 114 teams receiving permission to scale these peaks.

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.