Tourists are us

May 24, 2019 09:03 am

My social media feed these days is full of images and snapshots of the more picturesque parts of Nepal. A lot of young people over the last few years seem to have taken up traveling – off the beaten path and away from the traditional Kathmandu–Pokhara–Chitwan–Lumbini circuit into more of natural Nepal.

HUMLA, May 23: Six hundred and ninety-two Indian visitors have reached Simkot for their onward pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet.

KATHMANDU, May 23: ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, has wrapped up her four-day visit to Nepal on Wednesday with a call to all constituents to “work beyond the normal” to help realize social justice and decent work for all.

CAMBODIA, May 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is returning home today after completing his eight-day official visits to Viet Nam and Cambodia (five day official visit to Viet Nam and three day official visit to Cambodia).

KATHMANDU, May 15: Nepal and Cambodia on Wednesday issued a 15-point joint statement during the official visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to the Southeast Asian country.

HANOI, May 11: Visiting Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on Prime Minister of Viet Nam Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the office of the Prime Minister here in Hanoi. Earlier, PM Oli was received by the Vietnamese PM at Presidential Office and a contingent of Vietnamese Army had presented a guard of honor to him.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia from May 9 to 15, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's forthcoming visit to Vietnam and Cambodia is aimed at exploring mutually beneficial new areas of cooperation, a key aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Prime Minister KP Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia from May 9 to 15. According to Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, Prime Minister Oli is visiting Vietnam at the official invitation of his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

President Bhandari in Lhasa

April 30, 2019 15:29 pm

BEIJING, April 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who has been on the nine-day State visit to the People’s Republic of China, at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since April 24 has arrived Lhasa from Beijing.

My homecoming

April 27, 2019 01:05 am

Many had warned me that my visit to Nepal would only disappoint me, that the romanticized notion of excitement and inner peace which I had imagined about the visit would burst as a bubble. Firstly because it was too short to experience real beauty of Nepal, secondly because I was going after a long hiatus and I would probably be put off by the pollution and crammed suffocation in the city, thirdly because everyone is bound to treat visitors nicely and therefore it wouldn’t be an indication of how people would actually behave with me in a different long-term context.

KATHMANDU, April 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and her entourage reached Beijing on Thursday evening after visiting various historical places in Shaanxi Province.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Prime Minister KP Oli is visiting Vietnam and Cambodia in the second week of May, highly-placed government sources said.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The ruling Nepal Communist Party parliamentarians will donate their one day's salary to raise funds for the storm-affected families in Bara and Parsa, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is flying to storm-hit Bara district on Monday, officials said.

LONDON, Feb 10: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada is arriving in the United Kingdom on February 20.

Visit was successful: PM Oli

January 26, 2019 14:37 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said his visit to Switzerland has been successful in informing the international community about Nepal’s development priorities, the goal of socio-economic transformation of the Nepali society and the policies adopted by the incumbent government to attract foreign investment.

Prime Minister Oli reaches Switzerland

January 21, 2019 22:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reached Davos, Switzerland on Monday afternoon to attend the 49th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

RASUWA, Dec 19: The number of people's representatives and governmental employees visiting Kerung has increased in the recent days. According to the District Immigration Office, Rasuwa, all of the elected representatives and governmental officials stationed in Rasuwa in the recent years have visited Kerung.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Nepal and the United States of America on Wednesday agreed to take their seven-decade long bilateral ties to the next level.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving Kathmandu tomorrow morning for a visit to the United States of America, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday.

SURKHET, Dec 14: Recently, five elected local representatives of three local units in Surkhet district made a 15-day visit to Thailand, at the invitation of a non-governmental organization, TAO Association. They are now preparing to claim the travel expenses from their respective local units.

Cambodian PM visits Patan Durbar area

November 30, 2018 14:19 pm

LALITPUR, Nov 30 : Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has visited the Patan Durbar area, a UNESCO world heritage site, today.

PM likely to visit Switzerland in January

November 22, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is preparing to travel to Switzerland in the third week of January 2019 to participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, sources said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will travel to Switzerland in the third week of January 2019 to participate in the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Davos, sources said on Wednesday.

Exploring America

November 17, 2018 00:25 am

I got this rare opportunity to travel around the United States of America with Dr Baburam Bhattarai. The journey covered areas from the East to West coasts and from north to south states within a month spanning mid-September to mid-October. This visit followed the similar tour we had taken to Europe in July-August. These visits helped us understand where Nepal stands and what development model Nepal actually needs.

Chinese Tourism Minister visits Bhaktapur

November 15, 2018 17:51 pm

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 15: A Chinese delegation comprising Minister for Culture and Tourism of China, Luo Shugang, today visited cultural heritages in Bhaktapur district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Chinese Minister of Culture Luo Shugang, who is on a four-day visit to Nepal, held a bilateral meeting with his Nepalese counterpart Rabindra Adhikari at the latter’s office, on Tuesday morning.

Modi to visit Nepal for Bibaha Panchami

November 4, 2018 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving in Nepal within the second week of November.

BEIJING, Nov 2: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, reached Beijing for a three-day visit on Thursday night.

DOHA, Oct 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a four-day official visit to Qatar, observed the Qatar National Library and the National Museum of Qatar on Wednesday.

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 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Gyawali said that his visit to Portugal, Belgium and Luxembourg would help to strengthen bilateral and economic relations.

Kathmandu, July 28: Now onwards, Nepali citizens will have to pay conservation fee to Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) in order to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.According to the LDT, Nepalis will have to pay an additional Rs 50 to carry a camera and Rs 500 to carry a video camera inside the area. Meanwhile, one has to pay Rs 5,000 for video shooting inside the Lumbini area.

Deuba cancels India visit

July 23, 2018 07:42 am

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Amid ongoing rift between the ruling and the opposition parties over Dr Govinda KC’s demands, the president of the main opposition Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has cancelled his seven-day visit to India.

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

KATHMANDU, July 14: Chief of Army Staff General Rajendra Chhetri returned home on Friday after completing his official visit to China and Myanmar. CoAS Chhetri had left for the official visit of China and Myanmar on July 3.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Former King Gyanendra Shah is all set to visit Mid-western region of Nepal next week.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Highlighting the agreements that Nepali side were able to ink at China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli claimed that his visit to the northern neighbor was positive and encouraging.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will address the federal parliament to brief parliamentarians on his six day visit to China.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Prime Minister’s scheduled briefing about his China visit has been postponed for Tuesday.

LAS VEGAS, June 24: President Donald Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the United States stronger.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Nepal introduced Visit Nepal Year 2020, a year long tourism promotional campaign, in China during the ongoing visit of Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli. In a 14-point joint statement issued on Thursday during the visit, China assures support for Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 campaign.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Foreign relations experts have said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's official visit to the People's Republic of China this time has proven a historic in terms of bringing investment, adding a new dimension to the bilateral ties and preparing for the construction of the trans-Himalayan railway.

BEIJING, June 20: Eight different agreements were signed between Nepal and China in Beijing at the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today. Agreements were signed between the government and private companies of both the countries to develop hydropower projects, cement industries and establishing highland food parks amid a function organized in Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to address the federal parliament at 4 PM today and brief parliamentarians regarding his objectives of China’s visit. Oli will be visiting China from tomorrow with 20 member jumbo delegates.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's China visit is expected to take the country's economic sector to a new height by strengthening mutual relations between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Nepal and China are set to ink over eight agreements during Prime Minister KP Oli's visit to China.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Most of the agenda of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's China visit have been finalized. Prime Minister Oli is embarking on a six-day official visit to China on June 19.

5 Reasons to Visit Nepal

June 12, 2018 11:30 am

f you’re planning a trip to Nepal, here are some things that you can expect: UNESCO cultural heritage sites, flavorful delights, adventures, hiking and trekking, scenic lake.