By Leigh Ann Henion, author of Phenomenal
Leigh Ann Henion is the author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World. It’s a memoir about how—during her first years as a mother—she set out to reawaken her own sense of wonder via the northern lights, a solar eclipse, and other natural phenomena. In her travels, Henion connected with a global subculture of phenomena chasers and heard of many lesser-known marvels. Here, she shares five fantastical phenomena that are still on her list. Read More
KATHMANDU, March 26
At a time when tourist arrival is decreasing, here is good news for Nepali tourism industry.
TripAdvisor, world’s largest travel site, has listed Kathmandu in the list of 25 destinations in its ‘Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2015′ list. The site has placed Kathmandu 19th position.
TripAdvisor has determined the top 25 destinations using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. Read More
KATHMANDU, March 26
Nepal’s tourism sector is providing 3.5 percent of the total employment in the country, directly providing 487,000 jobs in 2014, according to a research report published by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and research partner Oxford Economics.The report, however, shows that direct job from travel trade sector is decreasing. In 2012, tourism sector had employed 553,500 people. It went down to 504,000 in 2013. However, WTTC expects that number of jobs to increase by 4 percent to 507,000 in 2015.
The report has included jobs provided by hotels and restaurants, travel agents, airlines, passenger transportation services and leisure industries. Read More
KATHMANDU, MAR 18
The Himalayan Outdoor Festival IV will take place from March 20-22 at the Hattiban Community Forest, Pharping.
The outdoor sports and lifestyle festival will see athletes from Nepal and around the world competing in various sporting events like trail running, horizontal bungy, mini zipline, slackline, bouldering dyno, ice-axe pullup, rock climbing and all kinds of mountain biking. Read More
KATHMANDU, March 17
Nepali officials say they’re adding more medical staff at Mount Everest’s base camp and will speed up rescue efforts during the current climbing season.
The moves come after 16 local guides were killed by an avalanche last year in the deadliest disaster ever on the world’s highest peak. Read More
PYUTHAN: Runner and climber Sanjaya Pandit from Pyuthan district has hoisted the Nepali flag atop the Mount Aconcagua in South America.
The resident of Tikura from Pyuthan Municipality-9, Pandit climbed the 6,962 metre tall peak on Friday.
He was clad in daura suruwal and bhadgaunle cap, traditional Nepali dress, during the climb.
Talking to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Pandit said, “I’m on a campaign to scale famous peaks of the world, and mounting peaks in South America is technically difficult.”
It gives us great pleasure to announce our participation in world’s leading travel trade show, ITB Berlin 2015 that is taking place from 4-8 March, 2015 in Messe Berlin, Germany. Himalayan Glacier is one among 21 tourism companies from Nepal that are taking part in the expo. We will be exhibiting and showcasing our tourism products and services. We will also be offering several discount packages for interested parties. We request you to attend the convention which is probably the world’s largest tourism trade fair and let Himalayan Glacier fulfill your travel needs.
National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photo Competition 2015
The winners of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photo Competition 2015 have been announced and, as usual, the quality of entries has been astounding. Entries were welcomed in six categories: Animal, Action, River, People, Urban and Rural. Check out the top three finalists in each category. Read More