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Cultural heritage sites opening from Monday

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KATHMANDU, June 15

The government is opening some cultural heritages sites in Kathmandu Valley for tourists from Monday.

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Department of Archaeology (DoA) took the decision to this effect after making assessment of heritages sites.

According to officials, the palace complexes of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, and Swayambunath, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath will be opened for foreign tourists from Monday.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripashur Sherpa will officially open Bhaktapur Durbar Square on Monday morning and announce the opening of other sites for local and foreign tourists. Read More

Safrubeshi-Langtang trek route opens

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KATHMANDU, June 14: A 15-km trek route along the Syafrubeshi-Langtang road section which was blocked following a landslide was opened on Sunday.

The Nepal Army removed the landslide detritus from Ghodatabela to Langtang to open the route today, said NA Directorate of Public Relations. The national army is still continuing the search for Nepali and foreign nationals in Langtang valley of Rasuwa who went missing after the calamitous earthquake which struck on April 25.
The NA is continuing the search and rescue work at Taplejung and Sankhuwasabha affected by the landslide and supplying relief materials to the victims. The army rescued 11 persons from Taplejung and 63 from Sankhuwasabha on the same day.

Source: myrepublica.com

Himalayan Glacier reaches out to communities and people

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On May 1st, one week after the devastating earthquake hit Nepal, Himalayan Glacier team reached out to the remote and isolated mountain village of Gorkha district, the epicenter of the massive quake, with initial relief and emergency aid. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, has claimed 7,912 lives as of now, injured thousands and rendered millions homeless.

The team led by our Founder President Mr. Sagar Pandey, coordinated with local community leaders and Village Development Committee (V.D.C) to distribute initial relief materials within 4 VDCs from Gorkha District. The team delivered relief materials worth $10,000 and reached out to 600 families from Ashrang V.D.C., Bungkot V.D.C, Borlang V.D.C and Mucchok V.D.C from Gorkha and distributed 18,000 kg rice, 18,00 kg dal, 600 kg salt, 90 litre cooking oil and 500 pieces of tarpaulin. Read More

Heartfelt condolence

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The massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitude which struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, followed by over 100 aftershocks, has claimed thousands, injured thousands and rendered millions homeless. We, the Himalayan Glacier family are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of lives and damages brought upon by the devastating earthquake.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to all the people and families affected. We would like to express our solidarity at this trying time. We stand ready to extend our assistance and join efforts in helping Nepal and its people overcome this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this disaster and with those bereaved.

Tourist visa on arrival enabled by Electronic authorization

The Indian Government has granted Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Authorization (e-Tourist visa) facility & same is available for passport holders of following countries:

Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Island, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Vietnam. Read More

Yak blood drinking festival begins in Mustang

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Yaks grazing in Mustang District

MUSTANG, April 21

A cultural festival of the Thakali people in which people drink the fresh blood of yaks has commenced at Boksikhola, Kobang in Mustang district.

As part of the festival, a part of the yak’s neck is pierced for the blood to gush out and tumbler placed under to collect the fresh blood which is then drunk. People drink the fresh blood in the belief that drinking fresh blood of yak treats gastritis, acidity, jaundice, muscle sprain, body swelling and other bowel related diseases as the yaks feed on valuable herbs like yarshagumbu, jatamasi, panchaaunle, among others growing in the highland pasture.

The festival is organized by the Joint Yak Keepers Group with the objective of selling the fresh yak blood and meat.

People from Upper Mustang, Myagdi, Baglung, Parbat and Kaski districts have thronged Boksi Khola to drink the fresh yak blood from the first day itself, said Deepa Gauchan, a local yak farmer. The festival will continue till April 30.

Source : myrepublica.com

Himalayan Glacier Employee of the Year-2014

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Himalayan Glacier recently organized a program to announce its best employees for the year 2014 on April 10, 2015. The event was held within the premises of Hotel Encounter. Altogether 5 staffs were announced as winners and awarded with NRS 25,000 cash prize each. Ms. Vidya Shakya, Ms. Jyotshna Bhattarai and Mr. Raj Kumar Maharjan bagged the title from in-house staff whereas Mr. Pem Tenji Sherpa and Mr. Homnath Bhatta from field staff won the much coveted title. Mr. Sagar Pandey, Founder and President of Himalayan Glacier chaired the event. During the event he expressed his commitment to conduct such programs on an annual basis to motivate employees and acknowledge their contribution to the organization. Himalayan Glacier family extends its heartfelt congratulations to the well-deserved winners!