KATHMANDU, Feb 19: A Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) team of Nepal Police has reached Pokhara to investigate the Suryadarshan Saving and Credit Cooperative fraud case.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Balloon Nepal, the only company in Nepal offering hot air balloon flights, has recently been authorized to ascend up to 9,000 feet above the ground level.

POKHARA, Jan 31: An engineer lost his life on Tuesday after falling from the lift of a house under construction at Lakeside in Pokhara.

POKHARA, Jan 30: The ward chairman of Pokhara-19, Lamachaur, Pushpendra Pandey, has issued a notice to the ward's residents advising them to cut trees around their houses.

GANDAKI, Jan 20: Anyone visiting Pokhara cannot remain unaffected, seeing the bewitching mountains surrounding the valley. The shadow of Machhapuchhre peak in Phewa Lake further mesmerizes the tourists.

POKHARA, Jan 14: The Gandaki Province government has studied the feasibility of declaring Pokhara as the country’s tourism capital. A study committee formed by the provincial government while submitting its report also suggested declaring Pokhara as the tourism capital by mid-February.

POKHARA, Jan 13: A study committee formed by the Gandaki provincial government has recommended declaring Pokhara as the tourism capital of Nepal in mid-February. The Gandaki provincial government had formed the study committee in November to study the feasibility of designating Pokhara as the tourism capital.

POKHARA, Jan 10: Paragliding flights in Pokhara have now become affordable for an average middle-class family of Nepal after the end of the syndicate system. The fees have taken a nosedive due to competition in the market after the end of a one-door system for fixing the rate of paragliding flights.

GANDAKI, Dec 26: An international Safal Pokhara Marathon Championship carrying a prize amount of Rs 1.85 million is going to be organized from February 17, 2024 at Pokhara of Kaski.

POKHARA, Dec 26: Two pedestrians died in a car collision in Pokhara Metropolitan City Ward No. 5 Prasyang of Kaski.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: A meeting between the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the Nepal Airsports Association (NAA) is set to reconvene on Thursday with the aim of reaching an agreement for the resumption of paragliding services in Pokhara.

GANDAKI, Dec 24: The Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave in Chhorepatan, Pokhara, has earned 54.2 million rupees in one year. The historic, religious and tourist site is a popular site among tourists visiting Pokhara.

POKHARA, December 20: Jagdamba Motors, the official distributor of TVS in Nepal, is conducting the TVS iQube exchange extravaganza at City Square Banquet, New Road in Pokhara from December 18 to December 22.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara and Bhairahawa have urged the government to immediately operate international flights from Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) and Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA).

Pokhara hosting eighth Mountain Festival

November 30, 2023 21:00 pm

ANNAPURNA (KASKI), Nov 30: Nepal Mountaineering Association will be hosting the eighth Mountain Festival at the Ratopairhe-based International Mountain Museum in Pokhara. The event is set to be held on December 8-12 on the occasion of the International Mountain Day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: An 18-year-old boy from Rupa Rural Municipality was apprehended on Saturday night for attempting to break into a gold shop in Pokhara. The incident occurred around midnight when the teenager was caught in the act of cutting the lock of the shutters at Syangja Jewelers and Gold and Silver shop in New Road-9, Pokhara.

POKHARA, Nov 25: A total of seven Murrah buffalo bulls of advanced breed gifted by India were brought to Pokhara on Friday night.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The ‘War Horse’ Pokhara International Cross Country Race Competition is going to be held on November 25 between Chinese and Nepali athletes. The purpose of this competition is to maintain Nepal's active and harmonious international relations through sports. About 100 Chinese players and officials landed at Pokhara Regional International Airport on a Himalaya Air flight on November 23 for the competition.

POKHARA, Nov 22: A woman staying at a hotel in Nagdhunga, Pokhara, has been found dead. According to the District Police Office, Kaski, Suku BK, 38, who had been working at Shila Restaurant in Nagdhunga for the past two years, and was a permanent resident of Bhimad, Tanahun, was found dead.

KASKI, Nov 19: The Nepal-China International Mountain Cross-country Championship is set to take place in Pokhara on November 25. Ten teams each from Nepal and China will compete in the team events of the Championship with the theme, 'Race for Common Prosperity'.

BARDIYA, Nov 3: A promotional campaign to lure tourists into visiting Pokhara from the eastern districts of the country has been launched in partnership with the Hotel Association, Pokhara, and Pokhara Metropolitan City.

UN Secretary-General lands in Pokhara

October 30, 2023 15:48 pm

GANDAKI, Oct 30: Visiting United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Pokhara this afternoon. He landed at the old airport in Pokhara via a Nepali Army special flight. He is presently on a four-day official trip to Nepal, beginning Sunday.

Paragliding flights resume in Pokhara

October 16, 2023 10:45 am

POKHARA, Oct 16: After a nine-month hiatus, paragliding enthusiasts in Pokhara are celebrating the return of their favorite adventure activity. On Sunday, paragliding flights recommenced, taking off from Toripani in Pokhara Metropolitan City-18 Sarangkot.

POKHARA, Oct 14: The local residents of Prithvi Chowk in Pokhara organized a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the Nepali students who tragically lost their lives in Israel.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: A flight originally destined for Pokhara had to abort its journey and return to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) due to communication equipment issues at Pokhara Regional International Airport.

GANDAKI, Sept 26: The Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital remained tense on Monday after a 57-year-old patient died in course of treatment at the hospital.

POKHARA, Sept 18: Yeti Airlines, a privately-owned airline, has initiated night flights on the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu route in response to increasing demand from air passengers. The airline successfully conducted its inaugural night flight on this route on Sunday night.

POKHARA, Sept 16: After a hiatus of nearly three and a half months due to the monsoon rains, the thrilling spectacle of hot air balloon flights has made a triumphant return in Pokhara. These gravity-defying adventures have long been a favorite among tourists seeking a unique experience in this picturesque corner of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have come into operation, one each at the Kalika Fuel Centre in Pokhara and the APF Welfare Service Centre in Pokhara.

GANDAKI, Sept 2: The shrinking habitation of vultures in Pokhara has emerged as cause for concern, for it is leading to the extinction of the birds known as nature's scavengers.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Bhutan's Druk Air is gearing up to introduce direct flights between the Paro International Airport in Bhutan and the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) in Nepal.

POKHARA, Aug 23: Journalist Roshni Chettri from Pokhara has committed self-immolation. The 25-year-old Chettri committed suicide by sprinkling petrol on her body at her residence at Jalpa Road, Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Pokhara's hot air balloon rides are all set to recommence on September 1 following a three-month hiatus due to the monsoon season.

Three school girls missing in Pokhara

August 15, 2023 09:59 am

KASKI, Aug 15: Three school girls have gone missing in Pokhara since yesterday.

POKHARA, July 30: Popular tourist city, Pokhara has experienced a reek after garbage piled up on the street for the past four days.

KATHMANDU, July 27: A 22-year-old girl, Anjita Bhandari, from Pokhara Metropolitan City-26 Budhi Bazar, lost her life after a mishap during a 'cannoning' expedition.

POKHARA, July 8: Even after almost half a century, the dream of Pokhara residents to have a full-fledged bus park in Pokhara remains unfulfilled. The government had allocated land 48 years ago to build a bus park. The government had issued a notice in the Nepal Gazette announcing that the bus park will be built within the boundaries of Seti River in the east, Siddhartha Highway in the west, Airport in the south and Prithvi Highway in the north.

POKHARA, June 26: Entrepreneurs in Pokhara have called for the legalization of high-value Indian currency notes. They claim that Indian tourists visiting the tourist destinations in the region are facing difficulties due to the prohibition on the circulation of such notes.

Lightning kills one in Kaski

June 25, 2023 13:14 pm

KASKI, June 25: A person has died after being struck by lightning in Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The tourism sector in Pokhara is experiencing a sense of renewed optimism as it gradually recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a temporary slump due to the suspension of international programs, the tourism business in Pokhara has started regaining momentum.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Sichuan Dragon Boat Team from China emerged victorious in the inaugural Nepal-China friendly 'Dragon Boat Race' held in Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The two-day Nepal-China Friendship Dragon Boat Race Festival began in Pokhara from today. The boat race is being organized at the joint initiative of Nepal Tourism Board, Chinese Embassy in Nepal and Pokhara Metropolitan City.

POKHARA, June 21: The 'Nepal-China Friendship Dragon Boat Race Festival' is set to take place in Pokhara on Friday and Saturday, marking the first time such an event will be held in South Asia. The tourism sector anticipates that hosting the boat race in Phewa Lake will attract an influx of Chinese tourists to Nepal. As part of the festival preparations, the boat brought from China is currently being tested in Phewa Lake.

POKHARA, June 20: Farmers on Sunday dumped around 400,000 kilograms of tomatoes on the street adjacent to Kathmandu’s main vegetable market in Kalimati for not getting the expected price for their produce.

POKHARA, June 20: World Music Day-2080 is going to be celebrated in Pokhara by organizing a musical program on June 21. World Music Day is celebrated on June 21 every year.

POKHARA, June 15: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara have lodged a formal complaint against the officials of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)'s Pokhara office, accusing them of failing to fulfill their responsibilities in promoting tourism.

POKHARA, June 13: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Pokhara Metropolitan City has instructed the metropolis to reduce the expenditure on study visits and food and snacks.

POKHARA, June 11: Pokhara did not experience the scorching heat in this season last year as there was heavy rain in the evening. When it rained every day in the evening, ordinary people perceived Pokhara as a cool city. Even though there was a scorching heat in the afternoon, they experienced relief when it rained in the evening.

POKHARA, June 8: The first national junior and open fencing competition will be held in Pokhara on Friday and Saturday. The competition will feature a total of 60 medals up for grabs, including 10 gold, 10 silver, and 40 bronze, in both individual and team events.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Nepal-China Friendship Dragon Boat Race Festival is going to be held for the first time in Pokhara. The festival is being organized with the aim of attracting Chinese tourists to Nepal while strengthening the cultural and people-to-people relations between the two countries.