KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has said the procurement process of aircraft for the national flag-carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has neared the final phase.

Tourism Minister welcomes foreign tourists

September 27, 2023 12:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Foreign tourists were welcomed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on the occasion of World Tourism Day today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Nepal's tourism sector has found respite through an influx of domestic tourists. In recent years, Nepali residents have increasingly embarked on trips with their families, friends, and relatives, contributing significantly to the promotion of domestic tourism.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Nepal welcomed 67,153 tourists through the air route in August.

POKHARA, Sept 2: The Government of Nepal has set an ambitious target of welcoming one million foreign tourists in the year 2023. However, as of the end of August, just over 600,000 foreign visitors have arrived in Nepal via air route.

Tourist arrivals up in Lumbini

August 31, 2023 10:30 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 31: Tourist arrivals in Lumbini have significantly increased in the recent years. The data shows the birthplace of Gautam Buddha experienced a surge in the influx of tourists in the post-COVID-19 period.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is to halve the $200 daily fee it charges tourists in an effort to boost a sector still struggling to recover a year after the end of COVID-19 restrictions.

Nepal has long been recognized as a tourist haven, boasting a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and spiritual experiences. In a promising turn of events, Nepal is now poised to harness the potential of tourism from its close neighbor, Bangladesh. The recent arrival of a delegation of 700 employees from a prominent Bangladeshi company marks a significant step forward in this endeavor, with the promise of not only boosting Nepal's tourism sector but also strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: A company in Bangladesh has sent 700 employees from its industry to Nepal for a tour.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 12: The inflow of tourists in Lumbini has surged after the Covid-19 pandemic subsided.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The number of tourists visiting Bhaktapur has increased. In the last fiscal year (FY) 2079/80 BS (2022/23), as many as 167,652 foreign tourists visited Bhaktapur.

DAMAULI, Aug 7: Manungkot, an emerging tourism hub located at Byas municipality-5 in Tanahun, has now witnessed a declining number of visitors.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Arrival of tourists in Nepal since the beginning of 2023 has been encouraging. About 534,210 tourists have visited Nepal in seven months of 2023 from January to July.

Inflow of tourists up in Mustang

July 24, 2023 10:00 am

MYAGDI, July 24: Number of tourists visiting Mustang has increased by 45 percent.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has taken a significant step towards ensuring the safety and seamless management of tourists visiting the Khumbu region by introducing the innovative 'Trek Card.'

The recent surge in the number of tourists visiting the country is a positive sign of recovery for the tourism industry battered by Covid-19. The surge in the number of foreign tourists comes in the wake of significant investment made in the country’s hospitality sector.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Foreign tourists now cannot go as solo travelers and have to be accompanied by a trained trekking guide, as per  the government enforced rule in this regard effective from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Tourists visiting Rara Lake in Mugu district are facing difficulties due to the lack of a proper accessible road.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has seen footfalls of over Rs 263,000 tourists in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year.

MANANG, May 10: A huge number of tourists turned up to the Himalayan district Manang as of May 7 this year. A total of 8,220 tourists had visited the tourist district from January to May 7 in 2023.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Ramesh Poudel from Pokhara, who was staying in a hotel near Full Moon Club in Thamel, could not sleep all night due to the noise from the club.

ANNAPURNA, March 27: The number of domestic tourists reaching Khumaidanda is gradually on the rise. With growing turn up of visitors, operators of three local hotels here are busy managing hospitality services.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: In the last one year, only 659 foreign tourists entered Nepal through the Birgunj customs point in Parsa. With the decrease in the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, the number of inbound tourists to Nepal is increasing.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 20: The Khumbu area in Solukhumbu district has received a good number of tourists even during this time of off-season. The winter period is considered as an off-season for tourism in the Khumbu area.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: More than 600,000 tourists have entered Nepal in 2022. Based on the number of tourists who came to visit Nepal, the largest number of tourists came from the neighboring country India.

Increasing tourist arrival in Lumbini

December 5, 2022 13:45 pm

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Tourist arrivals are increasing this year in Lumbini, which was deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic for the past two years. With the increase in tourist arrivals, the tourism business in the Lumbini region, which was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, has started to gather pace.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Releasing the election manifesto on Monday, the CPN (Maoist Center) has targeted to prepare a basis to bring in as much as 3 million foreign tourists a year. The party has also termed tourism as a key pillar for the country’s economic prosperity.

PHUNGLING, Oct 27: Domestic and foreign tourists have started arriving in the Kanchenjunga region, the home to the third highest peak in the world.

82 tourists stranded in Manang rescued

October 11, 2022 09:11 am

MANANG, Oct 11: A total of 82 tourists- domestic and foreign combined- stranded in Manang, a mountainous district, due to adverse weather have been rescued.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Action would be taken against tourist guides and hotel entrepreneurs involved in entering tourists inside the Boudhanath area without ticket.

BANKE, July 15: The number of visitors has been increasing at the Bardiya National Park (BNP) here as this is the time when the tigers can be seen in the national park. The chances of spotting the wild cat are high during jungle safaris at this time of the year.

KATHMANDU, July 4: A total of 237,813 foreign tourists visited Nepal in the last six months.

KATHMANDU, June 3: A total of 190,739 tourists have visited Nepal in the first five months of the year 2022.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has announced plans to launch a program to welcome one million tourists in the coming fiscal year 2022/23.

MANANG, May 7: More than 6,000 foreign tourists, mostly Europeans, have visited Manang district since the beginning of the current fiscal year 2021/22 to date.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The number of tourists in Nepal has increased significantly in the month of March. The tourism sector, which has been slowing down for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been slowly recovering with the recent increase in tourist arrivals.

Tourism Summit planned for September

March 18, 2022 16:52 pm

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Tourism Recovery Steering Committee has planned to host a ‘Tourism Summit’ in September. According to the committee’s Coordinator Rajaram Giri, tourism ministers from major countries contributing to Nepal’s tourism sector will be invited to the mega event.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: As many as 16,975 international tourists from 150 countries visited Nepal in January, according to the Department of Immigration. The number of tourists arriving in the country has shown signs of recovery for the tourism sector, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SYDNEY, Feb 21: Australia on Monday fully reopened its international borders to travellers vaccinated against the coronavirus after nearly two years of pandemic-related closings as tourists returned and hundreds of people were reunited with family and friends.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Nepal received 16,975 foreign tourists in January, a straight fall from 24,679 in a month, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the third wave of the pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The government has rolled back its earlier decision to make it mandatory for all travellers arriving in  Nepal from various 67 countries to stay in quarantine for seven days.

SOLUKHUMBU, Oct 20: Ten tourists including two foreign nationals are stranded in the Mera Peak area due to snowfall followed by incessant rains.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal welcomed 9,898 foreign tourists in the month of September, according to the information released by the Department of Immigration. The number of tourists who arrived in August was around 6,000.

Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and tourism-related organizations have suggested to the government to resume the visa-on-arrival service for tourists.

POKHARA, Oct 20: Tourist destinations of the Annapurna area including Ghandruk have decided to not operate hotels for an indefinite period. Tourism entrepreneurs are worried of COVID-19 transmission if they allow tourists to enter the village. Uncertainty remains  regarding the operation of hotels in Ghandruk and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) have signed an agreement to ensure coordination for the promotion of tourism on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 1: A total of 302 US tourists flew out of Nepal in a chartered flight on Tuesday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Mortal remains of eight Indian tourists are being flown back home from Nepal on Thursday afternoon.