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.

What people can do

January 6, 2020 08:15 am

The government of Nepal has declared 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year (VNY). The government hopes that two million tourists will come to the country and each will spend above $75 a day. Undoubtedly, our economy needs a boost and what better than backing the tourism industry to catapult our growth story to the next level?  Meanwhile, there has been criticism on the role of the government, especially, the pace with which things should have moved forward. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that it is “Visit Nepal Year” and not “Visit Nepal Government Year”. Therefore, we the people of Nepal have a solemn duty to contribute to making VNY successful.

THINI, MUSTANG, Jan 3: Over 57,000 foreigners have visited Mustang district in 2019. According to the chief of Jomsom Office of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Tulasi Dahal, a total of 57,565 foreigners arrived in Mustang in 2019.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Thakurdwara of Bardiya on Wednesday morning witnessed a huge crowd as they gathered to celebrate the commencement of the Visit Nepal Year 2020. People from all walks of life had taken interest in the initiative while the presence of key persons from government offices and social sector had graced the event.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020, the year-long campaign for tourism promotion, was officially launched amidst fanfare at Dasharath Stadium, Wednesday.

Making VNY 2020 successful

January 1, 2020 08:59 am

Nepal is formally embarking on Visit Nepal 2020 from January 1. The campaign launched by the government aims to bring two million tourists.

Bleak but not boring

December 27, 2019 11:34 am

Kenji, a 20-something-year-old Japanese, organizes sex tours around Tokyo for foreigners. And while doing so, Kenji has formed his ideas and opinions of the world around him—from high school students working as hookers to the tourists who approach him for his services, he thinks he can read their boring lives like a book. All this, however, is turned right upside down when he meets a new client—an American named Frank.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The arrival of tourists in Nepal has increased by 10% in October this year in comparison to the arrival in the same month last year.

RASUWA, Nov 4: Over 29,000 tourists from China and other countries have entered Nepal via Rasuwagadhi customs point in the past 10 months.

Rasuwa sees rise in tourist footfalls

October 13, 2019 08:44 am

RASUWA, Oct 13: The number of tourists visiting tourist destinations of Rasuwa is increasing. The domestic and international tourist influx in the district is increasing as the tourism season has started.

BAGLUNG, Sept 30: The number of tourists has increased at Kalika Temple, a famous religious destination of the Gandaki Province, thanks to the establishment of a wildlife conservation park around the temple.

Potholes: Death traps of the tourist city

September 19, 2019 08:02 am

POKHARA, Sept 19: A local businessman in Pokhara, Om Prakash Pandey was returning home on Monday when he got stuck at Birauta roadside for hours. His car could not move ahead due the pool of water all over the road. After getting stranded there from early afternoon to late evening, he somehow managed to drive further. But there were too many potholes that made his drive too challenging.

Corn is one of the popular staples in Nepal. And it would be surprising that stack of corn built near the settlements is attracting tourists. However, it is the truth. The corn stacks locally known as Shuli are attracting tourists in Ramkot, Bandipur.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Pin Hua Chen of Taiwan had never watched a cow closely until before she landed in Nepal recently. These days, she wakes up very early morning to milk the cow. She gets ready, picks up a bucket and moves towards the shed. “It’s my daily routine, I am learning to milk cow,” said Huang excitedly. “I will be taking home many sweet memories from Nepal, but the cow part will remain the most fascinating,” she added.

Number of tourists up by 42.6% in Ilam

August 20, 2019 02:30 am

ILAM, Aug 20:  The number of tourists visiting the eastern hilly district of Ilam has increased by 42.6 percent in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Ratnanagar Municipality has decided to set new criteria for hotels, restaurants, and local houses to promote eco-tourism in Sauraha. According to the criterion, buildings more than two-storey cannot be built in the tourist destination.

KASKI, Around 300 thousand foreign tourists visited the Gandaki State in a year.