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.

Troubles at TIA

April 6, 2019 01:05 am

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.

POKHARA, March 21: Dozens of tourists visit Sarangkot area every day. Many reach the tower for sightseeing. For this, they pay a certain amount to the government.

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.

RASUWA, March 5: The number of Chinese tourists coming to Nepal through the Rasuwagadhi border point is increasing with every passing year.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

February 23, 2019 18:40 pm

THE WEEK IN PICTURES FOR THE WEEK FEBRUARY 17- 23.

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.

CHARIKOT, Jan 28: With heavy snowfall in high hills of Dolakha since few days back, there has been a huge inflow of tourists to the district of late.

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.

Trekking Trails on the rise

December 5, 2018 12:29 pm

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.

DHANKUTA, Nov 29: Sansarimai Puja Simsar Conservation Council has begun boating service in a bid to attract tourists in the new ponds built recently in Pakhribas Municipality-4 of Dhankuta district.

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."

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has underlined the need of direct flight connectivity between Nepal and major European and Asian hubs to bring more tourists to the country.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 15: The locals of Nagarkot have initiated “Save Nagarkot Campaign” to protest against the local government's decision to impose dual taxes on tourists visiting a single destination.

RASUWA, Nov 14: Cheese production offers good prospects for entrepreneurs in Rasuwa district, going by the success of a new entrant in the market.

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.

Rasuwa brimming with Nepali tourists

November 6, 2018 11:18 am

RASUWA, Nov 6: Rasuwa welcomed more than 12,000 domestic tourists in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Domestic tourists increase in Jumla

October 27, 2018 07:50 am

JUMLA, Oct 27: With a large number of domestic tourists visiting Jumla of late, the image of Karnali as an under developed and remote region of the country is about to change.

YULONGXUESHAN, China, Oct 21 : The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

October 13, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: A flock of people struggling to get through at Indrachowk in the peak hour of Dashain. Photo Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili /Republica

RASUWA, Oct 13: In the first nine months of 2018, a total 19,350 foreign tourists arrived in Nepal via the Rasuwagadhi border.

Rafting begins in Kaligandaki river

October 5, 2018 14:38 pm

PARBAT, Oct 5: Rafting has begun in the Kaligandaki river with an increasing inflow of tourists that starts in general from the October first week to the December first week for a season.

BAGLUNG, Sept 28: Hunting season has begun in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the main wildlife hunting hub of Nepal to allow tourists to hunt animals.

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.

BHADRAPUR, Sept 27: The first three tourists entering Nepal from the eastern part of the country received a warm welcome marked by fanfare.

Chinese tourists spent a quarter of a trillion dollars abroad

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has announced 20 per cent discount to tourists at its member hotels on the occasion of the World Tourism Day.

POKHARA, Sept 18: The capacity of hotels operating inside the Annapurna area is being expanded to address the increased flow of domestic as well as foreign tourists to the region.

Pilgrims and tourists stranded in Mustang

September 14, 2018 14:35 pm

MUSTANG, Sept 14: The pilgrims and tourists visiting Mustang district have been left at lurch as the Beni-Jomsom road section was disrupted due to flood and landslide.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government has forwarded ambitious plan and programs with an objective of attracting 2.5 foreign tourists within next five years.

Easter Island is known for its unique Moai monumental statues carved by the Rapa Nui people, believed to have arrived on the remote landmass in the southeastern Pacific Ocean in around the 12th century.

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.

KATHMANDU, July 20: In the first six months of the year 2018, Nepal welcomed over 520,000 tourists from various parts of the globe.

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 ALLURING TOURISTS

May 31, 2018 09:35 am

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.

MUGU, April 14: Hoteliers in Rara Lake has been fleecing tourists under the cover of power and in cahoots with the staffers of the Rara National Park.

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.

PARBAT, April 1: Two foreign tourists who went disappeared while heading to Dhaulagiri trekking route have been found on Saturday evening.

BANGKOK, March 29: The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

RATNANAGAR, Mar 28: Local conservationists were joined by domestic as well as foreign tourists to clean up the protected zone in and around Sauraha of Ratnanagar, Chitwan.

RUKUM, March 25: With the objective of protecting and promoting traditional housing , Sisne Rural Municipality has decided to provide financial aid to  people building thatched houses.