Monday, January 18, 2016
(The Great Britain was the first country with whom Nepal established its bilateral relation)
Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry will be off on a Royal visit to Nepal coming spring. The statement also stated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting India and Bhutan. Read More
The foreign Minister of Nepal, Mr. Kamal Thapa along with the Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi had met on Beijing last Friday to decide on a few matters that concerned both countries. As a result, an unexpected statement came out that wooed the whole Tourism Industry of Nepal and China. The Chinese travelers will now no longer have to pay the regular visa fees they had been paying to the Nepali Immigration on arrival. The Nepalese foreign minister is on a week-long visit to China (Dec 24-29). Read More
In spite of being home to Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on earth and the birthplace of the Buddha, Nepal remained a virgin paradise for tourists until the 1950s.Having had enough share of anonymity to the world, last week the Asian destination discreetly amazed the world by ranking 9th in Google’s “Top 10 Travel Videos of 2015″.
Google Maps’ dynamic tour of the Khumbu region made Nepal rank 9th on the list of “Top Ten travel videos of 2015” with a breathtaking satellite virtual tour named “Trek the mountains of Khumbu, Nepal in Google Maps“. The Google Map Ad Engine features a virtual tour of the stunning mountain landscape of the Khumbu region of Nepal, and zooms in into the region’s local lifestyle. The video grossed a total of 5.2 million hits while writing this article. The rank was decided through the total of hits received by each video.
People like their comfort zones and planning to travel to a disaster-shaken country adds a significant dilemma to one’s travel plans. If we were to concentrate on the positives, there are actually perks hidden in places that have recently felt the wrath of Mother Nature. To name one, volunteering opportunities- to help those in need.
I want to shed light on some really good experiences that can be learned from such visits.
From my travel experience to five of the major earthquake affected zones in Nepal, I feel it is worth sharing what I have learned and internalized. One thing to note is that I am trying to describe tourism not as a mere activity but as a responsible travel. Read More
Summer in Nepal has a lot more to offer than just beautiful weather. There are a host of activities to indulge and places to discover. Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway or a longer escape, we have come with a list of places to explore and satiate your summer-time holiday passion: Read More
As Nepal is reeling from a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck near the center of the country, it has raised fears and doubts amongst tourists who planned or wished to visit Nepal but are now hesitant about their trips. Well think again! Visiting Nepal now might just be the best time and life-changing experience you have been looking for. And here is why:
1. Nepal is safe to visit
In spite of the earthquake, most of the places in Nepal are perfectly safe to travel. Travel agencies, hotels, airlines, communication, roadways, hospitals and other services are up and running in most of the areas. Annapurna region, Nepal’s most popular trekking region and Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, is untouched and safe to visit. Read More
-By Amit Dewan, Content Writer, Himalayan Glacier
“There’s time for everything!” Then there’s time for breaking the monotony of the everyday office grind, the feeling of shutting down the computer and getting off the office chair is simply rapturous. Precisely the reason, the entire team of Himalayan Glacier Trekking (HGT) took off to Charaudi on the 17th of April 2015 for a thrilling raft ride on the infamous Trishuli River. The program was initiated by the Himalayan Glacier management to infuse mutual bonding between the staff, to bring about added productivity, a healthy camaraderie and a sense of solidarity in the workplace. Read More
Pullahari monastery, built high on a ridge in the northern hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley, is at the apex of the three monasteries situated in that area, starting from the Kopan monastery, which is lower down, followed by a closed off, mysterious monastery reputed to conduct esoteric tantric practices (this could be an urban myth, I have only heard anecdotal evidence supporting this theory). Read More