NTB Initiates Package after seven months


3rd Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has initiated a package tour for domestic tourists in collaboration with other organizations.

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"Board initiated the packages in collaboration with Nepal Association of Tours and Travels Agents (NATTA), Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Society of Travel and Tour Operator (SOTTO)." Sudan Subedi, Senior Officer of Nepal Tourism Board said. "Board has initiated the package considering all the tourism places of every zone and we will make it more surpassing in coming days." He added. The package covers all potential and existing tourist destinations from Mechi to Karnali.

The package made by Board includes seven destinations at first phase. For Sagarmatha Zone, the tour to Halesi Mahadev is announced. This package is initiated with Nepal Association of Tours and Travels Agents (NATTA).

Likewise, for Janakpur Zone different package is initiated. Board with NATTA has initiated the package to Janakpurdham. There is also a different package for Koshi Zone. This package includes five days tour to Chataradham and other crucial places.

For Pathivara temple of Mechi Zone, six days tour package is initiated. This package is initiated by Board along with NATTA.

There is a package of nine days tour to Khaptad of Seti Zone. For nine days tour to Khaptad, 25 thousand rupees (Nrs) is required, informed Board.

About 13 thousand and 5 hundred rupees (Nrs) per person is required for six days tour to Swargadwari, Lumbini, Subedi informed.

There is also a package for tour to Rara Lake. The tourists can sojourn Rara Lake by three ways. Bus, Airplane and Jeep is arranged for tourists to reach Rara.

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According to Subedi, for the promotion of tourism the more packages will be initiated along with entrepreneurs. The packages like Rafting, Trekking, Home- stay, etc. will be added.

"For the promotion of destinations, the work of making mobile app, info graphics and radio information is about to complete." said Subedi.

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Karki said, "About 350 tourists visit Rara daily." He added, "They come here without any proper information about Rara which is creating a trouble for us." There are only two hotels in Rara.

According to Suraj Gurung, owner of the hotel Grandsambhala Muktinath, "As many tourists visited Muktinath this year, the hotels and home-stays are over booked."