POKHARA, Jan 12: Nepal Red Cross Society, Kaski chapter has started construction of a blood transfusion center with state-of-the-art facilities. The total cost of the center is estimated to be around Rs 80 million.
POKHARA, Dec 25: It has been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic affected the tourism sector. Had there been no pandemic, there would have been a lot of tourists in Pokhara at this time of the year. Although the time is end of the season, the city would still see the flow of tourists. But this year, it has become hard to spot international tourists in Pokhara due to COVID-19.
POKHARA, Dec 12: The newly-launched bungee jump spot in Kushma, which has also been claimed as the world’s second-highest spot of this kind, is flooded with domestic tourists as the country is gradually but cautiously trying to resume all tourism-related businesses in recent days.
POKHARA, Nov 19: Can one reach Tilicho Lake, one of the world’s highest-altitude lakes, on a bicycle? Many may not dare. But there are some adventure-lovers who have converted the dream into a rare feat.
POKHARA, Oct 18: Lakeside, the hub for businesses related to tourism in Pokhara, is yet to open, even while the main markets in the Mahendrapul, Chipledhunga, New Road, Sabhagriha Chowk and Prithvi Chowk areas are already open.
POKHARA, Oct 16: Ghandruk Village, a popular tourist destination in Kaski district in the western hills of Nepal, has announced to suspend all its tourism related activities to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The global pandemic of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has adversely affected all business- and service-related sectors. Since Nepal went into a nationwide lockdown in March earlier this year, the tourism sector is yet to see a revival although restrictions imposed on the hospitality sector are yet to be lifted.
POKHARA, June 30: A total of 86 Nepalis who returned recently from different countries have quarantined themselves in different hotels in Pokhara. They chose to stay in hotels instead of the government-run quarantine centers for better services. However, those unwilling or unable to bear such expenses have been staying at the 11 quarantines managed by Pokhara Metropolis. According to the Paschimanchal Hotel Association, these 86 people came from 12 different countries, including the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives, Korea, Australia, Qatar, Malaysia and India.
POKHARA, March 5: Health workers in Pokhara have reported the lack of infrastructures to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus. Being a tourist city, Pokhara is considered a sensitive zone for the contagious diseases. According to health workers, isolation wards need to be set up as a precautionary measure, but there are not enough isolation wards.
As children, most of us couldn’t wait to grow up. Adults around us got to go to bed late at night, they could eat whatever they wanted and they could go places without anybody’s help or permission. But now that we are adults ourselves, we finally see what an illusion that was and many of us long to go back to our childhood when things were way simpler and all you had to do was sleep, play, and eat. We asked a few people what they missed the most about their childhood. Here’s what they had to say.
POKHARA, Jan 30: One of the topmost tourist destinations in the country, Pokhara receives quite a good number of tourists, including Chinese. This has made the locals here quite concerned over the possibility of the spread of coronavirus and they expect the authorities concerned to put in place the required safety measures. However, preparations by the authorities are not impressive.
POKHARA, Jan 25: Street children, including some from India, have been found to have created nuisance for tourists in Pokhara's Lakeside. They beg and run after tourists until some money is dropped off, and this ugly practice is sure to demotivate tourists to prolong their stay in Pokhara, and that too while Visit Nepal 2020 is ongoing, according to businesspersons.