PANCHTHAR, April 16: It is situated at an altitude of 3,340 meters from the sea level. Herds of yak were moving in a relaxed manner. They would become invisible the very next moment, thanks to the fogs suddenly that turns thick any minute.
This one is more on arrival experience with passing reference to runway refurbishment works that have just begun. As is well known, TIA as the entry port is more famous for its negative attributes than anything else. Being the only international airport it is naturally frequented by high flying travellers including majority of tourists and businessmen. A general Nepali will not fly unless compelled. Being accustomed to low level of facilities all around we tend not to complain, knowing that it is not going to make much difference either way.
MUGU, April 1: The number of tourists visiting Rara Lake in Mugu district is rising steadily. According to data of Rara National Park Office, over 15,000 have visited Rara Lake till March. Local stakeholders say the number of visitors is rising at a satisfactory rate, thanks to promotion of the area as a tourist destination.
LAMJUNG, March 18: Bhujung of Lamjung attracts many tourists annually. Considering the ongoing initiatives towards maintaining cleanliness, residents feel that the place would attract more even more tourists and extend the duration of their stay.
MUSTANG, Feb 23: With the objective of attracting adventure sports lovers from around the world, Himalyan Ski Trek is starting skiing training course on the slopes of the Himalayas in Mustang district from Saturday.
POKHARA, Jan 19: Homestay is not a healing center. However, that can certainly be made so, according to Yogi Bikasananda. ‘Even now, people are getting healed in a certain way when they spend time meeting ‘organic’ people, far from the maddening crowd .’
DHANKUTA, Dec 24: With an aim to attracting national and international tourists, view towers are being constructed in parts of Dhankuta. The towers have been constructed in places including Chaubise Rural Municipality, Sangurigadhi Rural Municipality, Dhankuta Municipality and Sahidbhumi Rural Municipality. Likewise, towers are under construction at several other places in the districts.
DHARAN, Dec 22: Despite being blessed with breathtaking places to allure tourists, only a few have chosen Danda Bazar as their holiday destination. This small town is located at Sagurigadi Rural Municipality.
MYAGDI, Dec 15: Works have begun to rebuild the Tamkot-based Jagannath-Annapurna Temple in Myagdi. The historic temple that lies in Dhawalagiri rural municipality-7 is significant in view of religious and touristic aspects.
POKHARA, Dec 5: Around 70 percent of tourists visiting Nepal travel through different trekking trails in the country. Nepal is one of the major destinations for trekking. During the favorable season trekking trails of the country are jam-packed. September to November is considered as the best season for trekking. In the past few years, domestic tourists have also started to trek and the numbers of trekkers are on the rise.
BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 20: More than 1 million tourists have visited Lumbini in the first 10 months of 2018. "Our records show that until October end this year, around 1.1 million tourists have visited Mayadevi Temple of Lumbini," said Hari Dhwaj Rai, information officer of Lumbini Development Trust. "Of them, 892,361 were domestic tourists while 132,182 were Indian nationals and 123,939 were from third countries."
POKHARA, Nov 12: Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara are concerned with the inflow of more budget tourists who ‘haggle’ too much, together with shortening stay of tourists in the top tourist destination of the country in recent years. To their dismay, high-end tourists are visiting in less numbers these days.
BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Sept 27: The first six tourists from different countries entering Nepal from the Gaddachauki checkpoint received a warm welcome marked by fanfare. Gaddachauki is a transit point on Nepal-India border in the far-west.
RASUWA, Aug 5: A total of 6,694 Chinese Tourists have visited Nepal via the northern Rasuwagadhi Transit point from January 1 till July 16 this year. This is the third year the Chinese tourists started to come to Nepal via the route.
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) have demanded that rescue operation for tourists be made easier and faster.
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KATHMANDU, July 22: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has set 10 milestone actions to attract more Indian and Chinese tourists to Nepal. The set of activities have been devised to address the target set by the government in the budget for the Fiscal Year 2018/19.
POKHARA, July 8: Stakeholders have urged the government to take needful initiative for increasing tourist spending in the country. They said that Nepal will continue to be known as a ‘cheap destination’ if tourist spending does not increase.
KATHMANDU, June 14: Lawmakers at the meeting of the House of Representatives today have drawn the attention of the government to difficulties in realizing its goal to attract 2000,000 tourists in next two years due to failure to conserve lakes.
Homestay projects in several villages in Ilam have gradually started coming into the radar of travelers. These family-run lodges are especially known for providing an organic feel of the rural Ilam settings to their guests. At present home stays in Antu, Mai pokhari, Balangau, and Jamauna villages are seeing a large number of visitors.
BUTWAL, May 6: Flourishing of commercial agriculture in Rupandehi district has boosted up the potentiality of agro tourism in the district. Commercial farming of Ostrich, country’s largest cow farming & research center, commercial fish farming, bee-keeping as well as expanding pocket area of organic vegetables and mushroom are some of the attractions for tourists in the district. Locals are enthusiastic with the rising prospects of agro tourism.
BUTWAL, April 12: Recently human remains and ash were recovered near the Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini. Since the finding at the world heritage site, serious security concerns are being raised by stakeholders. Lumbini Development Trust manages the site, revered as the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.
POKHARA, April 8: In mid-March, a Korean tourist Ji Ae went missing while she was on her way back to Pokhara after Annapurna Base Camp trek. After eight hours of the ‘disappearance’, a search team rescued her. She had lost her way as she had chosen to tread on an uncommon route during the return.