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Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation felicitates female mountaineers

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation has felicitated 3 female mountaineers in the 25th anniversary program of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa summitting Mt. Everest. The Minister of Information and Communications, Gokul Prasad Baskota felicitated mountaineers Lakpa Yangdi Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, and Yangdi Sherpa with pictures of  as well as popular political leader Madan…

Turkish Airlines to conduct daily flights between Kathmandu and Istanbul from September 24

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Turkish Airlines has increased the number of weekly flights from Kathmandu to Instanbul from 5 weekly flights to 7 weekly flights. Starting on September 24, the airlines will be operating daily flights to Istanbul from Kathmandu. FLT NBR START END DAYS DEP ARR TK 726 26.03.2018 23.04.2018 1.3456. IST 01:10 11:00 KTM…

State government to turn historical Ratna Temple into museum

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

POKHARA, Aug 16: The Gandaki state government has decide to turn Ratna Temple situated on the bank of Fewa Lake into a museum. The government plans to open the temple to the public and develop it into a tourist attraction. “We are planning to allow the tourists to observe and study about Nepal’s history and…

NAC wide-body “Annapurna” starts flights to Banglore

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Nepal Airlines’ new wide-body aircraft has started flights to Banglore, India. The Airbus 320 “Annapurna” had started commercial operation with flights to Doha. NAC has been focused on process to start flights of the two new wide-body aircraft to new destinations in Japan, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. Currently, the the aircraft…

Air Arabia to start flights to Prague

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The biggest budget airline of Middle East and North Africa, Air Arabia, has declared plans to open a new destination at Prague, Czech Republic. Air Arabia  will be filling flights from Sharjah, Saudi Arabia, straight to Prague from December 11. Prague is one of the most famous tourist destinations in all of…

Buddha Air to keep one plane at Pokhara

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Buddha Air will now be offering its services while keeping its aircraft at Pokhara. Buddha Air Market Director Rupesh Joshi informed that the airline will now be keeping one aircraft at Pokhara Airport each day which will be conducting flights to Kathmandu. The arrangement comes with the new rule that airlines must…

Kathmandu Metropolis increases taxes on hotel and other tourism businesses

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Kathmandu Metropolis is increasing taxes on hotel businesses by a large amount as it plans to remove a subsidy that has been in place for nearly 40 years. According to the Metropolitan Revenue Department, five-star hotels, which had been paying Rs. 75,000, will now be charged Rs. 100,000. Similarly, the tax for…

Tourism Department sets up tourist information system at 12 trekking regions

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The Tourism Department has set up a new Tourist Information Management System in 12 regions outside the valley to keep information about tourists engaged in trekking activities. As tourists often go on trekking in dangerous areas without guides and tend to get lost, the department set up  the new system as a…

Month-long training program started for tour guides in Bhaktapur

Tourism Mail | 16th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: A one-month training has been started for local tour guides in Bhaktapur city. The training has been conducted jointly by Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhaktapur Tourism Development Committee, and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM). The course has been designed by combining Bhaktapur’s unique culture and history with the tour guide course…

Tourist arrival increases after the reopening of Namaste stream

Tourism Mail | 15th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The number of tourists in  has been increasing after its reopening. Namaste stream is situated in Bhedetaar. This stream remained close for a month as one boy died after being hit by the stone. In 15th June, Bikram Tamang resident of Ithari visited the stream with his family meanwhile after being hit…

Monastery Development Committee demands reconstruction of monasteries ahead of Visit Nepal 2020

Tourism Mail | 15th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: A meeting organized by the Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Development Committee has stressed the reconstruction of monasteries and stupas destroyed in the earthquake ahead of the Visit Nepal 2020 Year. State Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Dhan Bahadur Budha committed to start the reconstruction of monasteries as soon as…

Nepali airlines unable to gain flight permission to Australia due to EU restrictions

Tourism Mail | 15th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Nepali airlines have been unable to gain flight permission to Australia due to the European Union. The EU has put Nepal in its aviation blacklist where it stays even after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) had removed it from its blacklist. “ICAO, which is composed of 193/94 countries has already removed…

Investigative Committee formed after the death of Indian Citizen

Tourism Mail | 15th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: An investigative committee has been formed by Civil Aviation Authority Nepal to investigate about the accident in which Indian citizen died after being hit by the tail rotor of Manang Helicopter. A team of Captian Dawa Sherpa and Engineer Bharat Parajuli have already reached Hilsa to investigate about the incident that happened…

Discussions taking place to construct Nijgadh Airport through private investment

Tourism Mail | 15th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Finance Minister Dr. Yuvraj Khatiwada has informed that discussions are taking place to attract private investment in Nijgadh International Airport. Minister Khatiwada, who had been vying for private investments in larger projects, informed that discussions are taking place to construct Nijgadh International Airport in private investment modality. Speaking with the economic…

Kirtipur Municipality rolls out tourism development project

Tourism Mail | 15th August, 2018

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Kirtipur Municipality is implementing the “Kirtipur United Tourism Development Project” for local tourism development. The project will be put into motion by the coming month.   Municipality Vice-Chief Saraswati Khadka said that the project aims to promote and better manage the ancient culture and heritage found in Kirtipur to establish the area…