KASKI, May 23: A person died while another person got injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred in Pokhara this morning.

POKHARA, May 20: An open kayaking competition will be held in Pokhara on the second week of May. The competition will be held on May 26 under the coordination of Provincial Sports Council and Nepal Rafting and Canoeing Association. Basanta Raj Dawadi, a member of Provincial Sports Council and Coordinator of Adventure Sports, clarified that about 30 people will participate in the competition.

POKHARA, May 19: The announcement to begin the chartered flights from Pokhara to different cities of China from June 23 has made tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara cautiously optimistic.

POKHARA, May 10: Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) has been operational for four months now. The tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara were hopeful of the operation of international flights from Pokhara from the very first day (January 1, 2023) when the international airport came into operation.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Nepal Telecom has started 5G test in Pokhara and Birgunj after Kathmandu. The government initially planned to conduct tests in four cities including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Birganj and Biratnagar. However, due to American pressure on the use of Chinese technology in 5G, Nepal Telecom has not been able to speed up the testing process.

GANDAKI, April 29: The US Ambassador to Nepal Dean R Thomson has held a meeting with the representatives of tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara. The meeting discussed mutual cooperation on tourism between Nepal and the US.

PATANA, April 18: Pokhara's tourism potentials have been discussed in Patna of India.

GANDAKI, April 15: With the beginning of New Year 2080, hotels in Pokhara are almost filled with tourists.

POKHARA, April 14: Major cities are currently experiencing high levels of air pollution, particularly in areas such as Pokhara and the capital city, Kathmandu. This pollution has become so severe that it is now impacting the visibility for flights at the Pokhara Regional International Airport. As a result, no aircraft were able to land at the airport until 3:30 PM on Friday afternoon.

POKHARA, March 27: This time of the year is the main season for tourists from third countries. The occupancy ratio of hotels in Pokhara should be at least 80 percent. But as the hotel occupancy rate is only 20 percent, leaving tourism entrepreneurs here highly worried about the fate of their business.

Scooter rider killed in road mishap

March 17, 2023 10:32 am

KASKI, March 17: A scooter rider was killed in a road mishap in Pokhara this morning. The deceased has been identified as Dikshya Karki, 24, of Damak in Jhapa district.

KATHMANDU, March 5: There will now be direct flights from Pokhara to Bhadrapur in Jhapa, the big airport of eastern Nepal. Buddha Air has announced the flight schedule to Bhadrapur while expanding regional flights with Pokhara as the center.

POKHARA, March 3:Provincial assembly members of Gandaki Province held a meeting in Pokhara, the provincial capital, on Friday with the aim of persuading Nepal Congress (NC) leader Ram Chandra Paudel, who is a prospective presidential candidate, to safeguard the interests of the ruling eight-party coalition.

POKHARA, March 2:February is considered to be the season when foreign tourists start visiting Nepal after the off-season in winter.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Today, the High Court in Pokhara is scheduled to hold a hearing on actor Paul Shah’s case. Shah is currently imprisoned after being found guilty of sexually abusing a minor.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Two teenage children were injured when an  Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in Pokhara’s Thuldhunga on Tuesday.

Pandemic, Plane Crash and Pokhara

February 20, 2023 07:30 am

As the second peak season in the tourism sector kicks off, entrepreneurs in the Pokhara region of Nepal are feeling discouraged by lower-than-expected bookings. According to them, this year the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the pace of tourist arrivals, resulting in weaker numbers compared to previous years. The advance bookings for hotels in the area are currently less than 50 percent, which is much lower than the 70 percent that is typical at this time of year. The current occupancy rate of hotels in Pokhara is only 20 percent, which is much lower than the typical rate of 50 percent. The slow pace of advance bookings has been ongoing since the pandemic began, and it is causing concern among tourism entrepreneurs.

POKHARA, Feb 19: The tourist season in Nepal is now underway, with February through April considered the second peak season in the tourism sector. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of foreign visitors to Pokhara typically increased during this time. Tourism entrepreneurs regarded the period after February 15th as the main season, and were pleased when guests made advance bookings. However, this year, entrepreneurs are feeling disheartened due to low advance bookings for hotels.

45 injured in Pokhara bus accident

February 19, 2023 16:24 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: A passenger bus met with an accident in Pokhara on Sunday afternoon. The bus (GA 2 KHA 6747) coming from Begnas Lake in Kaski to Pokhara met with an accident.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The pilot of a Yeti Airlines plane which crashed in Nepal killing 72 people said before the crash there was no power from the aircraft's engines, a preliminary investigation report said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Seventeen people, including two Indian nationals, were injured when a bus that left for Pokhara from Jomsom fell into Kaligandaki River in Thasang Rural Municipality-3.

POKHARA, Feb 6: Stakeholders in Pokhara are considering the prospect of turning a landfill site into a multi-purpose sports complex after the authorities denied dumping of waste at Bachhe Buduwa landfill site with the operation of Pokhara Regional International Airport.

POKHARA, Feb 5: The Pokhara chapter of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has urged the Embassy of China in Kathmandu to take initiative to include Nepal in its tourist destination list.

POKHARA, Feb 1: Air accidents in Nepal have recently slowed down the tourism business during the off-season entering Nepal in this off-season as well.

POKHARA, Jan 25: One person was killed after a tractor overturned in Pokhara.

POKHARA, Jan 22: Just a few days before the Pokhara Regional International Airport came into operation, an emergency rescue drill was conducted on the airport premises. The purpose of the drill was to make the rescuers familiar with the process of saving passengers in case of a plane crash and how to rescue passengers and control fire in an aircraft that has crashed.

POKHARA, Jan 20: The recent plane crash of Yeti Airlines in Pokhara, which resulted in a large number of deaths, has had a significant impact not only on the loss of human life but also on the tourism industry. As many as 72 people, including 15 foreign tourists, died in the crash. As a result of the incident, local businesses have reported a decrease in the number of foreign and domestic tourists visiting Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Chief whip of the Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party, Ramesh Lekhak has said that the government cannot be apathetic toward the House of Representatives, absolute toward the victims' families and deviate from its duty toward the people.

POKHARA, Jan 19: An expert team has arrived from France to study the plane crash of Yeti Airlines that happened on Sunday in Pokhara. A team of forensic experts has already reached the incident site in Pokhara on Wednesday. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that a representative had come from the ATR aircraft manufacturing company.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 19: Determined to pursue the dream of her husband, who died in a plane crash in 2006, Anju Khatiwada took up aviation by giving up her nursing career.

POKHARA, Jan 17: On Sunday, an ATR72-500 series plane of Yeti Airlines with call sign 9N ANC crashed in Pokhara killing 72 passengers. The cause of the accident has not yet been identified. There are lots of speculations about the cause of the accident. The government has formed an investigation committee to study the incident. The process of identifying the dead bodies of the crash victims and handing them over to their relatives is currently underway.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The search for the last missing person in Sunday’s plane crash continues after rescuers on Tuesday pulled out one more body from the Seti River gorge where an ATR 72 aircraft of Yeti Airlines carrying 72 people had plunged in an attempt to land in the nearby Pokhara Airport.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: One more dead body of the victim of Yeti Airlines plane crash in Pokhara has been retrieved from a gorge of Seti River, where the ill-fated plane plunged with 72 people on Sunday.

POKHARA, Jan 17: Efforts are underway to send some of the dead bodies of plane crash to Kathmandu. The dead bodies from Pokhara and vicinity which are identified were however being handed over to the concerned sides since Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: All the 72 people on board the Yeti Airlines’ 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft that crashed into the Seti River gorge near Pokhara Airport on Sunday morning are feared dead even though the search and rescue efforts are underway to find two missing persons in the deep ravine.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has urged one and all not to spread rumors about the plane crash.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 16: Deepak Pokharel, the first husband of Captain Anju Khatiwada, who perished in the plane crash of Yeti Airlines in Pokhara on Sunday, died 16 years ago in a plane crash, the relatives said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The identity of the 26 Yeti Airline plane crash victims has been revealed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The international community has conveyed grief over the tragic plane crash involving Yeti Airlines aircraft that claimed the life of at least 68 people in Pokhara on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The bodies of people, who died in the air crash involving a Yeti Airlines aircraft in Pokhara on Sunday, will be handed over to their respective family members today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Nepal on Sunday witnessed the biggest ever disaster in aviation history of its domestic flights segment when a Yeti Airlines plane with 72 people on board crashed into the Seti River gorge near Pokhara Airport while making a final approach for landing.

Sunday marked yet another black day in Nepal's aviation history. As most people across the country were enjoying a public holiday celebrating Makar Sankranti in the morning, there came a tragic news that an ATR-72 aircraft belonging to Yeti Airline on its way to Pokhara from Kathmandu crashed seconds before landing at Pokhara Regional International Airport.

POKHARA, Jan 15: The Yeti Airlines plane that met with an accident in Pokhara on Sunday morning has fallen into the Seti River gorge that flows through Pokhara. This gorge is considered to be dangerous for anyone to venture because of the steep cliffs on both sides of the gorge. The river that flows deep down the gorge is not easily visible from above.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The bodies of 68 people onboard the plane of Yeti Airlines, which crashed in the gorge of the Seti River Sunday morning, have been found.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane have canceled their plans to go to Pokhara to inspect the site of the Yeti Airlines plane crash.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: An emergency meeting of the cabinet held on Sunday afternoon decided to observe one-day national mourning on Monday to mourn over the deaths of dozens of passengers and crew members in the Yeti Airline plane crash in Pokhara.

Jan 15: Mountainous Nepal, where at least 40 people were killed on Sunday when a plane crashed in the tourist town of Pokhara, has a history of deadly air crashes.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: A plane of Yeti Airlines (N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft) flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara met with an accident in the gorge of the Pokhara Seti River at 11 AM on Sunday.

POKHARA, Jan 5: Pokhara's old airport earned Rs 115.9 million in the last fiscal year. This income is the highest due to the addition of flights after the decline in corona infection. But the flights from the old airport have been diverted to the new international airport from January 1.

POKHARA, Jan 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the construction of Nijgadh International Airport will begin soon. Inaugurating the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) here today, he mentioned that aerial connectivity is the most effective means of connectivity for a landlocked country like Nepal and said that the construction of the Nijgadh International Airport is necessary.