KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat has targeted increasing tourist arrivals from neighboring India and China by 100,000 each in 2020.

Will dengue impact Visit Nepal 2020?

September 19, 2019 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: As there is a mounting concern that the outbreak of dengue could affect the upcoming Visit Nepal 2020, government officials said they have taken all necessary measures to ensure that no tourist is affected by this mosquito-borne fever.

Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famous crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco.

It’s time to visit Timbu Lake

August 31, 2019 12:35 pm

Influx of tourists has increased in Timbu Lake with the commencing trekking season.

MELBOURNE, Aug 17: A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand’s coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police said.

POKHARA, July 25: Police in Kaski have arrested three foreigners, who arrived in Nepal as tourists, on the charge of attempting to convert locals to Christianity.

Nepal has always been known for its rustic charm and great hiking and trekking trails. Tourists often come here for thrilling and scenic hikes and treks that lead to some glorious places. However, there are some less popular routes and places in Nepal that don’t get a lot of footfall but still have quite a lot to offer. These places are worth discovering. Here are four such hidden treasures.

Fun is where the road is

July 12, 2019 10:48 am

The first time Pratik Poudel saw a camera drone was when he was in his second year of BBA at Pokhara University. Tony Whelan, an American tourist, introduced him to the “strange” device. That was in 2011 when Pratik was still mulling over what he wanted to do in life. Whelan helped Pratik through the mechanics of the camera and that was how he started making videos.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Even though Visit Nepal Year 2020 is coming nearer, the government has not shown any urgency toward constructing a tourist bus park in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Metropolitan Tourist Information Center has been inaugurated at the capital's tourist hub Thamel, in preparation for Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020. The center has been established under the joint aegis of Nepal Tourism Board, VNY Secretariat, and Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward 26.

POKHARA, June 22: Annapurna Rural Municipality of Kaski has decided to charge each foreigner coming to the region Rs 100 in tourism tax.

Short route to Khaptad constructed

June 12, 2019 14:30 pm

ACHHAM, June 12: A shorter trekking route leading to the touristic site Khaptad has been constructed here. The visitors using this route can reach Khaptad in three hours. It starts from Unisaina of Sanfebagar municipality-12 in the district.

Tourists are us

May 24, 2019 09:03 am

My social media feed these days is full of images and snapshots of the more picturesque parts of Nepal. A lot of young people over the last few years seem to have taken up traveling – off the beaten path and away from the traditional Kathmandu–Pokhara–Chitwan–Lumbini circuit into more of natural Nepal.

May 19: Four Canadians and an American pilot died Saturday when their small plane plunged into the sea off the Honduran island of Roatan where they were vacationing, firefighters said.

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Tourist arrival up in Bhaktapur

May 14, 2019 14:30 pm

BHAKTAPUR, May 14: The number of visitors to Bhaktapur has increased this year, resulting in rise in revenue to the Bhaktapur municipality.

RAJAPUR, May 14: With the rise in the population of spotted tiger, the inflow of tourists to Bardiya National Park, has witnessed an upward trend. Bardiya is being developed as a synonymous to the tiger of late.

MUSTANG, May 13: The inflow of tourists to Mustang is rising. Hotels are packed, and tourist destinations including religious one like Muktinath temple are flooded by visitors.

POKHARA, April 19: Dense Nirmal Pokhari forest on the top, Seti River flowing beneath, and chirping of birds all around make the whole ambience magnificent. Machhapuchchhre and Annapurna in the distance give a spectacular view when the sky is clear. For an outsider who reaches Mountain Glory Forest Resort and Spa, a luxury hotel built near Nirmal Pokhari jungle, it is almost a different world.

KATHMANDU, April 11:  An Australian teenager and his Nepali guide were gored by a rhino at Chitwan National Park.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The government is set to make a soft-launch of its 'Visit Nepal Year 2020' campaign from Pokhara, a famous tourist destination, on April 13 marking the eve of the Nepali New Year, 2076.

POKHARA, April 2: The second best tourist season of Nepal, March-April, is in full swing at the moment. However, Pokhara hoteliers say room occupancy is not as per the expectations this season.

Ensuring tourists’ safety

March 19, 2019 02:00 am

Pokhara, the tourist town that serves as the main attraction for foreigners visiting Nepal, has been in the news in the last fortnight for casualties and injuries.

Tourist arrivals up by 39%

March 12, 2019 08:52 am

KATHMANDU, March 12: Tourist arrivals to Nepal posted a year-on-year growth of 39 percent in February.

For the Himalayas

February 8, 2019 09:49 am

With the advent of technology more and more businesses involved in the service sector are embracing digital forms of service providing. And the intent is to stand out, ease the reach to services, and do it in their own way. Everyday startups in Nepal launch projects and events to relay their attempts at being innovative and convey their sincerity in wanting to help.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A little short of reminiscing the fourth year of the devastating earthquake the struck the nation in 2015, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is awaiting the number of tourists visiting the ancient town of Kathmandu Valley to bounce back to pre-earthquake figure.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Tourist arrivals hit a record 1.17 million in 2018 -- a growth of 24.77 percent compared to 2017.

The beauty of Kalinchowk

December 12, 2018 11:31 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: “How far is Kalinchkowk? It’s too cold! Is there a cable car?” Yuko Saanu, a Japanese tourist asked while we were about to reach the Kuri Valley. Replying to his queries, tourism entrepreneur Rajuman Maharjan said, “The sky is clear. Kalinchkowk is on the top of the hill”. Saanu again asked, “When will  we get to see the mountains?” listening to his question, I quipped, “White snow has already melted from the himalayas, transforming the white Mountains into black rocks.” Reacting to my funny answer other members of the team laughed.

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 11: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has earned Rs 49.7 million from tourism fee in this tourist season. On a monthly breakdown, Rs 8 million was collected in September, Rs 26.6 million in October, and Rs 15.1 million in November.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Chinese tourist arrival to Nepal has increased by 48% compared to last year, a visiting Chinese minister said here in the capital on Wednesday.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The government has come up with a list of 97 tourist destinations in the country as part of its efforts to diversify tourism market within the country.

MANANG, Oct 28: Like other tourist destinations of Nepal, the Annapurna foot trail is busy  welcoming a large number of visitors this year.

Hotels brimming with foreign tourists

October 11, 2018 08:35 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Star-rated hotels across the country are having average room occupancy of more than 60 percent, according to Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN).

Ilam a destination for religious tourism

September 22, 2018 09:00 am

Ilam sees a big influx of tourists, especially during September and October. The eastern province of Nepal -- notable for tea plantation -- is also renowned as a religious destination. In addition to embracing natural beauties the region holds, a large number of devotees also visit Ilam citing its religious values.

Tourist swept away by river

September 16, 2018 10:07 am

KASKI, Sept 16: A tourist trekking in the Annapurna area has gone missing after being swept away by a river.

Aug 27: North Korea has said it is freeing a detained Japanese tourist on humanitarian grounds.

RASUWA, Aug 26: The number of pilgrims visiting Gosaikunda, a high-altitude tourist destination as well as a popular Hindu religious site, has been increasing in recent years. Almost 3,000 pilgrims have reached the place in the past week, particularly to observe the Janai Purnima festival. The festival runs for 10 days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Tourist arrivals in 2018 has continued to break the old records of the country. Recording a remarkable growth of 18 percent in the first seven month of 2018, tourist arrival reached 593,299, according to a report compiled by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The number was 502,544 in the corresponding period of 2017.

MATARAM, Aug 6: A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 82 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has plans to identify and develop 100 new tourist destinations across the country in the current Fiscal Year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, July 31: A committee formed to probe anomalies taking place in the name of rescue of foreign tourists has recommended the government to arrange tourist rescue works through Nepal Police.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Kirtipur Municipality is to develop Pushpalal Park at Champadevi and surrounding area as a tourist destination. "A study is being carried out for infrastructure development as the area with its natural beauty and sidewalks, has potentiality for tourism," said the Municipality's Deputy Mayor Saraswati Khadka.

BANGKOK/PHUKET, July 8: Rescuers in Thailand prepared to lift a sunken tourist boat on Sunday and said 15 people are still missing after the craft capsized off the coast of Phuket island, killing at least 41 people.

POKHARA, July 7: The Gandaki provincial government has said that it would start preparation for maintaining database of foreign tourists visiting Pokhara city. Local authorities have been saying that around 40 percent of total tourists visiting Nepal travel to Pokhara. But this is just a conservative estimate. There is no mechanism so far to calculate number of tourists visiting Pokhara.

Tourist bus park now in Sorhakhutte

June 30, 2018 11:07 am

KATHMANDU, June 30: The tourist bus park in Kantipath has been shifted to Sorhakhutte today. It had been in place in Kantipath since the past three decades.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The Department of Immigration says a total of 68,825 international tourists visited Nepal in May 2018, with a healthy increment of 9.6 % as compared to the arrival figures of May 2017.

Tourist arrivals grew in May

June 21, 2018 09:15 am

KATHMANDU, June 21: Tourist arrivals in May this year have increased by 9.6 percent compared to the figures of May 2017. According to the Department of Immigration, a total of 68,825 international tourists visited Nepal in May 2018.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The average length of stay of foreign tourists in Nepal has dropped to seven-year low to 12.6 days in 2018, according to a report entitled 'Nepal Tourism Statistics 2017' compiled by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Tourist arrivals to Nepal via air grew by 11.4 percent in April compared to arrival figures of the same month a year earlier.