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.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Tourism entrepreneurs and local representatives of the provincial government of Karnali have said that policy and infrastructural issues in the Dolpo region have been limiting the number of tourists in the region.

Pokhara eyes more Indian visitors

July 4, 2019 03:30 am

POKHARA, July 4: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara have set a target of increasing the share of Indian arrivals in total tourist arrivals to the lake city to 50 percent over the next five years.

KATHMANDU, July 1: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is going to launch a Tourist Police Mobile App in view of ensuring security to the tourists visiting Nepal in 2020.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The average length and spending of foreign tourists are on a declining trend even though the government has made commitment to bring high-spending tourists to the country.

POKHARA, June 6: Tourists visiting Machhapuchchhre Community Organic Home Stay in Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality in Kaski district are in for a treat. They get to consume organic vegetables grown in backyard of the homestay and meat from animals grown by the local people. There is no dearth of buyers for vegetables and meat, which were initially produced for visitors of the homestay, produced by the locals.

GORKHA, June 2: Manaslu Circuit continues to garner an increasing number of tourists following the boost in figures last year. According to statistics published by Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), more than 8,000 visitors are expected to make a trip through the famed circuit this time; the number was limited to 7,640 last year.

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.