Travel hacks for your next trip

January 13, 2020 11:00 am

Baby powder is amazing for freshening up. Mostly in summer, if you’re wearing flats or sandals, your feet may start smelling.

Things to do every time you travel

December 13, 2019 11:08 am

Traveling is always a rewarding experience but it can be even more fulfilling if you follow some basic unwritten rules. Here The Week gives you five important tips that can make your next trip so much better than your last.

Joys of Janakpur

November 22, 2019 11:06 am

My trip to Janakpur was an impromptu one, something my friend and I decided on a day before we departed. So, I didn’t really have big expectations from or detailed plans for this trip, which turned out to be for the better. I’ve finally understood why people say ‘unplanned trips are always the best.’

Tips for traveling on a budget

November 1, 2019 10:37 am

Imagine going on a lengthy trip to the island of Tuvalu and having the time of your life but realizing you don’t have enough money to buy a return ticket back home. Or maybe you are traveling through multiple countries at once, say in Europe, and realize that you have spent way more than you were planning to during just half of the trip. Lack of a proper budget is what stops most of us from hopping on a plane to that place you’ve always wanted to visit.

Fun is where the road is

July 12, 2019 10:48 am

The first time Pratik Poudel saw a camera drone was when he was in his second year of BBA at Pokhara University. Tony Whelan, an American tourist, introduced him to the “strange” device. That was in 2011 when Pratik was still mulling over what he wanted to do in life. Whelan helped Pratik through the mechanics of the camera and that was how he started making videos.

Nourishing your mind and body

July 12, 2019 08:15 am

The benefits of tuning into your body and taking the time to nourish and nurture it are profound. Various studies have shown that through self-care, you can go on to become more confident, creative, and productive as well. Apparently, your chances of making better decisions, building stronger relationships, and communicating more effectively also increase.

Lessons, trips and loads of fun

May 24, 2019 09:27 am

One of their most notable works is the documentary they did on the honey hunters of Nepal. Titled “Mad Honey Hunters of Nepal”, the documentary sequentially outlines the process and the struggles of the tribe of honey hunters in Lamjung who have harvested the “red honey” for over 200 years.

A motorcycle trip to Rara

December 8, 2018 11:58 am

I turn around inside my sleeping blanket for the umpteenth time, trying my hardest to keep warm. It’s cold inside the tent but I know it’s colder outside. I had just been woken up yet again by the cold, and I asked, “What did I do to deserve this?”

An adventurous longing

November 23, 2018 08:55 am

From 1400m to 5416m, this journey has quite an elevation. As I “last-minute” over packed my luggage for my dream trip – the Annapurna Circuit – I had little idea of what was coming next (all in a good way though). We (my family and I) left Kathmandu sometime in mid-October as the best time to walk the circuit is October-November and drove all the way up to Besisahar in Lamjung.

Making the most of your trip

September 7, 2018 07:59 am

Many of us are guilty of going to a new place, wandering about aimlessly, eating and drinking at the best pubs and restaurants, shopping for souvenirs, and coming back home with a phone full of photos. But traveling is all about experience and by paying attention to small things you can really enhance it. Here are 10 tips that can really help you make the most of every trip you take.

Learning one trip at a time

August 31, 2018 09:35 am

People travel for various reasons but mostly to acquaint themselves with new places and cultures or simply to escape the routine of work life but Arpan Sharma, co-founding director of PR at Nepalaya, claims to travel because he is a keen learner.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Britain will take him to a palace, a country mansion and a castle — and will mostly avoid London, where noisy protests are planned. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said Friday that Trump will arrive July 12 after attending a NATO summit in Brussels.

KATHMANDU, June 20: After being appointed as the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has been often credited for being more diligent toward his job than his predecessors.

We didn’t set out to become travel bloggers. It just happened. We never thought about blogging until the end of 2016.

PATNA, INDIA, May 28: In a bizarre incident, teachers of a Katihar school took the students on an excursion to Biratnagar in Nepal instead of scheduled visit to Vikramshila in Bhagalpur just to consume liquor, which is banned in Bihar.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The cabinet meeting on Tuesday cancelled a foreign visit by two judges on the ground that the trip was not necessary.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The cabinet meeting on Tuesday canceled a foreign visit by two judges on the ground that the trip was not necessary.

BEIJING, March 28: With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor.

NEW DELHI, Mar 11: PM Narendra Modi is planning to visit Delhi's closest neighbours Bhutan and Bangladesh during the coming months aiming to show his government's support to both Thimpu and Dhaka as both prepare for general elections this year.

The trip of a lifetime

January 26, 2018 10:27 am

Today, travelling has become the norm and travelers are aware and updated about all that the world has to offer. There is so much possibility that it’s exciting to plan a trip but the task is no less daunting too.

MANILA, Nov 14: President Donald Trump headed for home Tuesday following an extensive tour of Asia that he said had been “tremendously successful” and had put the world on notice that the “rules have changed” for countries that want to trade with the U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters), Nov 11 - North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s first trip to Asia showed he was a “destroyer” and he had begged for war on the Korean peninsula, in a statement carried by the state news agency.

FUSSA, Japan (AP), Nov 5: President Donald Trump praised Japan as a “crucial ally” and warned adversaries not to test America’s resolve Sunday as he opened a grueling and consequential first trip to Asia.

Road trip prep

October 6, 2017 09:59 am

So many people fly everywhere these days that you might think the classic road trip is a thing of the past. However that is not actually the case. While it does seem that just getting in a car and going somewhere for the sake of a long drive is declining, there are many who actually prefer taking the road for vacations or family visits. The lure of the road is undeniable. There is something so rustic about traveling by road that isn’t there when you hop into a plane and hop out at your destination.

DPM Mahara off to China on six-day trip

September 6, 2017 14:19 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, left here today for Beijing, Chine, leading a four-member delegation on a six-day official visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

KATHMANDU, August 27: Around two dozen officials of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) recently visited Singapore to ‘observe and inspect’ its aircraft which is currently under maintenance there.

LONDON, August 24: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is fit to face Liverpool on Sunday and is focussed on giving "absolutely everything" for the team despite uncertainty over the striker's future at the club, manager Arsene Wenger has said.

HAMBURG, July 9: Why, yes, that was Ivanka Trump briefly filling her father's seat at the Group of 20 summit, an international gathering that turned out to be quite the family affair for the Trumps.

Kylie Jenner, the fashion model and younger half-sister of Kim Kardashian, was forced to use an oxygen mask after suffering difficulty breathing during a trip to the Peruvian city of Cusco, high in the Andes.

The trip of a lifetime

April 28, 2017 09:44 am

If you think everyone you know is going to Mustang these days, you are right. It was always a popular destination and, in the recent times, that popularity has soared. Also known as the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal, Upper Mustang is a mystical valley with trans-Himalaya landscape, and ancient Tibetan and Buddhist shrines to keep you company along the way. And unlike before, it’s not that hard to reach Mustang anymore.

KATHMANDU, April 8: CPN (UML) Chair and former Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Saturday flew to Bangkok for a follow-up check-up, said Oli's press coordinator Chetan Adhikari.

Feel-good trip

March 22, 2017 00:45 am

Neither Nepal nor China expects much from the week-long China trip of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. There have been next to no preparations from Nepal’s side, and even two days ahead of the visit the government is still unsure of Dahal’s itinerary in China.

IME sees off top agents for Thailand trip

December 21, 2016 09:43 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: IME Ltd has sent its 10 best performing agents on a five-day tour to Thailand.

BARCELONA, Dec 10: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique's mind has been put at ease by news his talisman forward Lionel Messi has begun contract negotiations with the La Liga champions, he said on Friday.

My unforgettable trip to NASA

December 2, 2016 23:15 pm

I had a dream to visit the United States of America and that came true last year. I also got an opportunity to participate in Space University Program at the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), conducted by Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Twenty seven students from 21 different schools from across the world participated in the program.

Have ever had to seek medical attention during a vacation? You are not alone as a new US survey has found that one in four trips include a visit to hospital and many are simply not prepared for the situation.

R&B singer Rihanna has surprised fans at the Desert Trip Festival in California when she joined the Beatles star Paul McCartney onstage for a rendition of their song "FourFiveSeconds" with rapper Kanye West.

MUMBAI, Oct 16: Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologize for his trip to Pakistan in December last year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Head coach of Nepali women's cricket team, Raju Basnet, has expressed his satisfaction toward the preparation of the team for the ICC 2016 Women's World Cup Qualifier-Asia, to be held in Hong Kong fron October 9-13. The Nepali team is leaving for Hong Kong on Thursday.

URLABARI, Sept 18: The Area Administration Office at Urlabari of eastern Morang will start distribution of passports from today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: MAW Enterprises, the authorized distributor of Yamaha two-wheelers for Nepal, has announced its festive scheme 'Techno Trip To Tokyo' for its customers.  Under the scheme, one lucky buyer of Yamaha two-wheelers will win a trip to Tokyo of Japan every week.

NC delegation cut short China trip

July 20, 2016 13:56 pm

KATHMANDU, July 20: A Nepali Congress (NC) delegation, who embarked on a China visit at the invitation of leader of Community Party of China and Foreign Deputy Minister for Asian Affairs Zheng Xiao Song, returned home Tuesday by shortening the trip.

Photos: Memorable Gosaikunda trip

June 5, 2016 16:58 pm

We arrived Gosaikunda on our second day of the trip from Kathmandu. The six-hour drive from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda via bus had exhausted us completely. However, pain that we endured all along our journey was gone away once we reached to Gosaikunda.