KATHMANDU, March 21: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has decided to suspend issuance of Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) cards for the trekkers for various trekking areas in Nepal putting trekking expeditions to a halt.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government suspended the search for the missing trekkers in the Annapurna region on Thursday citing renewed snowfall and difficulties in digging through the hardened avalanche debris. Officials said the search will resume possibly in March. The rescuers have already identified a gorge where the trekkers might be buried.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government has suspended search and rescue operation for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides who have gone missing following an avalanche in Annapurna region since Monday.

Kathmandu, Jan 22: The government on Tuesday morning sent a helicopter equipped with a high-tech device to the Annapurna Base Camp area to detect the possible location of the trekkers, who are missing after a massive avalanche in the region last week.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A well-equipped team sent by the government to rescue the missing trekkers near the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) couldn’t land in the avalanche-hit area on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Hotels in the Annapurna region are set to resume operation from August 18, according to Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN).

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.

Trekking agencies’ association warns of protests

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has protested the accommodation levy taken from trekkers in Khumbu region of Solukhumbu district.

MUSTANG, May 8: The local administration decided to close entry to the general public to the Muktinath temple premises from 4:00 pm on May 11 to 12:00 noon May 12, in view of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the temple.

Number of group trekkers increasing

February 10, 2018 08:18 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The number of group trekkers increased by around 63 percent in the first eight months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Annapurna Conservation Area welcomed record number of trekkers in 2017.

MYAGDI, Sept 6: Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has built new shelter house, widened walking trail and erected sign post on an alternative trekking route to Tilicho Lake from Mustang district.

POKHARA, June 22: Until two years ago, Machhapuchhre Model Trek in Kaski district was a popular route for trekkers looking for camping trek. But the route, which offers the closest possible view of Mt Machhapuchhre, now wears a deserted look, as only a few trekkers walk this route. This is because the route does not have even basic infrastructure.

POKHARA, Jan 30: The number of trekkers in the Annapurna Region increased by a whopping 45 percent in 2016 compared to figures of 2015.

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP, Oct 24: Trekking trails along the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) that reaches to an altitude of 4130 meters traverse through cascading music of waterfalls, chirping of birds in the mysterious and wonderful forests amidst the background of serene snow-capped mountains. However, the local tourists traveling along the trails are the cold shoulder by the hotel owners as they get well paid by foreign tourists.

GORKHA, Sept 22: A landslide in Kerauja area in northern Gorkha on Thursday morning killed five people including two Spanish tourists and severely injured as many. Nepalis who lost lives in the incident are Dorje Lama, 35, Chhiri Shrepa, 30 and Ranjana Basnet, 25. Lama and Sherpa were trekking guides while Basnet was a staff at Community Action Nepal (CAN), a tourism-related organization.  Five people who were severely injured and four others who received minor injuries are being treated at Vayodha Hospital of Kathmandu.