Chandragiri becomes major tourist hub in short period

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, June 23: Chandragiri has become an attractive tourist destination within 11 months of the operation of Chandragiri cable car. One can see panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountains from Chandragiri hill. A view tower, a playground for children and the Bhaleshwor Temple are the major attractions here. It takes 11 minutes to reach Chandragiri hill from Thankot of Kathmandu. Chandragiri hill carries a historic importance- the unifier of modern Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah, standing atop the Chandragiri...

Nepal Tourism Promotion Program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, June 18: With the slogan of ‘Nepal is Beautiful: Visit, and Enjoy in Nepal’, the Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok, which is concurrently accredited to the Kingdom of Cambodia, organized a tourism promotion event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday. The programme was organized in association with Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in Cambodia. Participants from different Governmental and Non Governmental agencies, including Secretary of State (Deputy Minister) of Tourism Ministry of Cambodia Pak Sokhom and representatives...

MOUNTAIN FLIGHTS

Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. Easily arranged, you can go eye-to-eye with Mt. Everest and world’s highest peaks within minutes! Nepal is the home to the greatest range of mountains in the world and understandable many visitors come to Nepal to see them. However, not everyone is a trekker or a mountaineer or has the time to walk into the mountains, so what are the options for these visitors to enjoy the highest points on the planet? Mountain flights! Even just arriving in Nepal during the hours of daylight can provide the visitors...

Indian journalists for roads improvement to attract tourists

Pokhara, June 1: A panel of Indian journalist has noted that the foreign tourists reaching tourism city Pokhara are facing spate of problems due to dilapidated condition of roads. A nine-member group of journalists including Press Club of India Gautam Lahiri made the remark at an interaction organized by Western Regional Hotel Association on Wednesday. They drew the attention of the authorities concerned to take measures to improve the road conditions noting that it gives different impression to tourists. Lahiri, also the consulting editor of New Delhi based Millennium Post, stressed the need to...

GOKYO VALLEY

Gokyo valley lies towards the west of the Khumbu region. In this serene valley, there are abundant pastures for yaks to graze during summer and the pristine turquoise lakes are breathtaking. Gokyo can be visited after trekking up to Everest Base Camp by adding another five days to the itinerary. If Gokyo is the main destination, then the trek goes up the Everest trail only as far as the teahouses at Kenjoma (where the trail from Khumjung joins the main trail). From this point, the trail leads up towards Mong La pass before dropping steeply back down to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. The...

Hillary Step is intact – mountain guide Sherpa

Solukhumbu, May 26: A Sherpa mountain guide has refuted the news that the Hillary Step on the face of Mt Everest has collapsed. Various media had carried this news since some days. The mountain guide Pasang Tenzing Sherpa said the news about the collapsing of the Hillary Step is false. Two other Nepali mountaineers and an official looking after mountaineering affairs on the world’s tallest peak corroborated this. The mountaineers along with Sherpa and the official had returned after climbing Mt. Everest. According to them, Hillary Step which lies near the mountain peak is intact in its...

India’s Anshu Jamsenpa sets new record atop Mt Everest

Solukhumbhu, May 22: An Indian woman from Arunachal Province in India has set a new record in mountaineering history by climbing the Mount Everest twice within a span of five days. With this, the 37-year-old woman has broken the record of Nepal’s Chuurim Sherpa who had scaled the highest mountain in the world twice in a week some years ago. Jamsenpa first made it to the top of the 8,848-metre tall mountain on May 16’s morning followed by her second ascent on May 21, according to Gyanendra Shrestha, Liaison Officer deployed by the Department of Tourism at the Everest Base Camp,. “Jamsenpa...

Three new eco-tourism trails identified in Shuklaphanta National Park

Kanchanpur, May 16: Three new eco-tourism trails have been identified in Shuklaphanta National Park. The Park identified the trails with an objective of promoting eco-tourism. Piparaiya-Barkaula, Malumela-Ranitaal and Arjuni-Badanikheda are the newly identified eco-tourism routes. All the three trails are 37.69 kilometres long, said Chief Conservation Officer of the Park, Bed Kumar Dhakal. He said that income generation of locals of buffer zone would be increased along with the promotion of eco-tourism through the newly-identified trails. Tourists using the trails could see different animals including...

Everest sees season’s first successful ascent

Salleri (Solukumbu), May 15: The Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, witnessed a successful ascent of this season Monday, with an expedition team comprising 11 people including the Sherpa guides reaching its top. Earlier, with the help of 11 Sherpa icefall doctors working with the Jagged Globe Company, the route from the Camp IV to the summit of the mountain was opened. A team headed by Company’s climber Pema Chhring Sherpa fixed the route up to the top of Everest, the Company said. The expedition team becoming the first team to successfully scale the Everest of this season also...

धुलिखेललाई पर्यटनको हब बनाइने

बनेपा, २५ वैशाख । स्थानीय तह निर्वाचनका लागि धुलिखेलमा प्रमुख राजनीतिक दलबीच त्रिपक्षीय प्रतिस्पर्धा हुने देखिएको छ । स्थानीय तह निर्वाचनको परिणाम आफ्नो पोल्टामा पार्न धुलिखेलमा दलहरुले बाजागाजासहित घरदैलो अभियान तीव्र बनाएका...

Peace run from Bouddha to Manakamana to promote Buddha’s teachings

Kathmandu, May 8: The Bouddhanath Area Development Committee has, on the occasion of the 2561st Buddha Jayanti, organised a peace race from local Bouddha to Manakamana of Gorkha district. The objective of the race is to promote the Budhha’s teachings and spread the message of peace and non-violence, the basic and primary tenets of the Buddhist philosophy, the Committee said. Jayaram Lama, Damodar Budha Magar, Sher Bahadur Tharu, Mahendra Guwaju, Dinesh Maharjan, Tenjing Sherpa, Narayan Napit and Deepak Shakya including national runner Ratna Tuladhar have participated in the race and the group...

Natural hot water springs found in 14 locations in Myagdi

Beni (Myagdi), April 26: Natural hot water springs have been found in 14 locations in Myagdi. Temperature of water emerging from beneath the earth’s surface in 14 places in the district including the Beni Municipality is up to 50- 58 degree Celsius. Five sources of natural hot water have been detected on the bank of Myagdi River based in Beni Municipality-13, according Birendraman Shakya, Chair of Singa Hot Water Pond management committee. Hot water ponds are known as natural healing spots and it is believed that various sorts of diseases like arthritis, gastritis and skin disease will be...

प्रमुख बन्न अमेरिकी ‘पिआर परित्याग’

सोलुखुम्बु, ११ वैशाख । सोलुखुम्बुको एक मात्र नगरपालिका सोलु दूधकुन्ड नगरपालिकाको प्रमुख पदको उम्मेदवार बन्न नेकपा (एमाले)का नेता आङ दामी शेर्पाले अमेरिकी स्थायी बसोवास अनुमति पत्र “पिआर) परित्याग गर्नुभएको छ ।” प्रमुखको आकाङ्क्षी...

Renowned Bisket Jatra conclude

Bhaktapur, April 18: The renowned nine-day long Bisket Jatra or festival concluded in here Tuesday. The Bisket Jatra, which starts four days before the New Year as per Tantrik rituals, concludes on the fifth day of the New Year by pulling the chariot. The Jatra that began by pulling the chariot of Bhairabnath on April 10 formally concluded on Tuesday after pulling the same chariot this evening. The chariot has remained stuck at Gahiti after it suffered a malfunction in the wheels. A large number of police personnel had been deployed around the Jatra site to curb any untoward incidents. According...

High number of climbers poses risk of a ‘traffic jam’ at Everest

Solukhumbu, April 15: A surging number of mountaineering expedition teams at Mt Everest is posing a risk of a ‘traffic jam’ at one of the world’s most treacherous climbing routes. The expedition teams arrive a month before at the Everest Base Camp (EBC) to acclimatize. The expedition to Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, begins after mid May if the weather system permits. A good weather is one of the most significant factors that can be a thin line between life and death at Everest. So climbers jostle to climb upwards from Camp 2, 3 and 4 during favourable weather...

Gokyo Valley Nepal

Gokyo valley lies towards the west of the Khumbu region. In this serene valley, there are abundant pastures for yaks to graze during summer and the pristine turquoise lakes are breathtaking. Gokyo can be visited after trekking up to Everest Base Camp by adding another five days to the itinerary. If Gokyo is the main destination, then the trek goes up the Everest trail only as far as the teahouses at Kenjoma (where the trail from Khumjung joins the main trail). From this point, the trail leads up towards Mong La pass before dropping steeply back down to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. The...

Visitors increasing in Sworgadwari but the place lacks infrastructure

Sworgadwari (Pyuthan), March 30: Sworgadwari, one of the major pilgrimage sites and also a place of tourist attraction in the country, is witnessing an increasing number of visitors every year but the place lacks adequate facilities. Lack of infrastructures at the Sworgadwari Tapobhumi means that the pilgrims are facing difficulties. There is shortage of accommodation, transport and in the availability of offerings for long. The ashram trust, the body responsible for governing the ashram’s properties, has not allowed hotels and other shops catering to the needs of the tourists to open around...

an apartment building has been built with a train running through it.

This decade, the mantra in real estate has been people want to live near mass transit. Now it seems people want to live with the transit. At least that’s the case in Chongqing, China, where an apartment building has been built with a train running through it. Not only does the light rail passenger train pass through the 19-story residential building, it also has a transit stop there,. So apartment residents can just go to the sixth through eighth floors to hitch a ride. Chongqing, located in southeast China, is a sprawling metropolis packed with 49 million residents,...

TENGBOCHE MONASTERY

Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries of Nepal, probably because of its unrivalled backdrop of Mount Ama Dablam. Tengboche Monastery is the leading Buddhist centre in the Khumbu with a residing Rinpoche who blesses pilgrims and travelers to the area. Every October, Tengboche Monastery hosts the colorful Mani Rimdu festival, which is a culmination of Buddhist celebrations with religious gathering, songs, dances,  enactments of legends. Visitors are also welcomed to partake in the festivities. Tours of the monastery are conducted every afternoon. Atop a hill across Imja...

Museum to be built in memory of Victoria Cross recipient Pun

Beni (Myagdi), March 20: A museum honouring the recipient of the Victoria Cross and social worker late Tul Bahadur Pun will be built in his birthplace of Taplang in Begkhola, Myagdi. The museum will feature medals, uniform and clothes and other items chronicling his life and exploits in war as well as childhood days, his elder son, Arjun Tilija Pun said. The Pun family had recently donated a ropani of land purchased at a cost of Rs 1.5 million near Kalika Elementary School and handed it over to the school management. The museum is being built over the same land with commitment of support coming...