POKHARA, August 24: A huge flood occurred on the road at Mahendrapul in Pokhara due to heavy rain on Sunday night. Not only a stretch of the road but also the sidewalks caved in due to the flood. People living in the area are worried as the roads and sidewalks have been washed away. Mahendrapul is one of the popular business areas of Pokhara.
POKHARA, August 21: The tourism industry has been severely affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry which was already suffering from the initial wave of the virus was crippled due the surge of the second wave of the COVID-19 infection.
POKHARA, August 14: The construction company that worked on the Siltation Dam for the conservation of Fewa Lake in Pokhara has announced plans to repair the infrastructure that was damaged a month ago. There was widespread criticism surrounding the construction company after the dam was destroyed over a month ago due to heavy rainfall and floods in the region.
POKHARA, August 9: The three-day campaign has set a target to vaccinate about 35,000 people living in the metropolis. The current vaccination drive is focused on school teachers and people above the age of 55. The increase of trust in vaccines and weak structure of vaccination centers has led huge crowds to gather outside vaccination centers.
POKHARA, August 8: The spread of COVID-19 has crippled Nepal’s tourism industry as the flow of international tourists to visit the Himalayan country has come to an almost halt. Although the flow of tourists looked promising in March and April, the following months have seen very few tourist arrivals.
POKHARA, July 26: Large-scale hotels in Pokhara have started to resume the services that have been shut down since the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 in April. Hotel entrepreneurs say that they are forced to operate their hotels in order to keep them in business even if there are not enough guests.
POKHARA, April 27: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Kaski has decided to enforce a week-long prohibitory order from Wednesday. The number of infections in Pokhara has been increasing day by day. Over 40 cases of the coronavirus infection were found in the week of mid-April which has now increased to over 150 cases.
POKHARA, April 21: At a time when the tourism business was about to boom following almost a year, the government has again imposed strict rules and regulations regarding the operation of hotels and restaurants in the country.
POKHARA, Jan 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed to track the paragliding activities in the sky of Pokhara with GPS. According to CAAN, the new decision was taken in view of the increasing instances of accidents after pilots often flew away from the designated area due to lack of any mechanism in place to track their movement in the sky.
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.