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Himalayan Glacier in ITB Berlin 2015

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.

 

American in bid to set Himalayan trail record

KATHMANDU

Martin Coleman, a climber from Colorado in the US, said he was attempting to cross the Great Himalayan Trail in record time this spring. “On March 17, I’ll be leaving for Nepal to complete the Great Himalayan Trail. It is 1,250 miles from the border with India to the border with Tibet. I am taking the route that was used to set the record for the traverse and it will involve more than 2.6 million steps and more than 500,000 feet of elevation change,” he said. Not many people have ever completed the traverse and typical times are five months. The record for the traverse is 49 days 6 hours and 8 minutes.

Source : thehimalayantimes.com

Sadhus a ubiquitous sight at Pashupati as Shivaratri draws closer

saddhus in Pashupatinath

KATHMANDU, Feb 16

As the Maha Shivaratri festival draws closer, sadhus (holy men) are a ubiquitous sight at the Pashupatinath temple premise, drawing attention of the devotees for more than one reason.

While some sadhus could be seen sauntering around the temple or just taking a nap, several others gathered around the fire smoking cannabis or having conversation with fellow sadhus.

“Arrival of sadhus breaks the monotony of regular rituals. This is why they draw a lot of attention,” said Bishnu Ram, who was at the temple to see sadhus on Friday.

Over 6,000 sadhus are expected to visit the temple for the Maha Shivaratri festival, which falls on Tuesday. Read More

TAAN to organize Lhosar festival on Feb 17

KATHMANDU, Feb 11

Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is celebrating ´TAAN Lhosar Festival´ in Thamel — the tourist hotspot in Kathmandu Valley — this year in a bid to promote Lhosar festival as a cultural tourism product.

Issuing a statement, TAAN said the festival will see cultural performances of different ethnic groups like Gurungs, Tamangs and Sherpas. The program will begin with a colorful procession from Sanchayakosh Buildling which will pass through different thoroughfares in Thamel. “Traditional dances like Ghatu (Gurung), Tamang (Selo) and Syabru (Sherpa) will be performed on the occasion, said the statement. Ganesh Himal Tourism Development Committee will organize a special ´Mhendo La´ Dance in Thamel,” the statement said.

Similarly, there will be food stalls at the event venue where different communities will serve their traditional cuisines. The program will also see various entertainment and fun-filled programs like live concert, modern dances and DJ session, among others.

TAAN plans to organize the festival every year on February 17 to promote it as a cultural tourism product, added the statement.

Source : myrepublica.com

5 reasons why Nepal is winning the war against wildlife crime

Government officials from more than ten Asian countries and international wildlife experts gathered in Nepal this week with one mission in mind: to tackle the poaching crisis across the Asian continent. The five-day anti-poaching symposium, said to be the first of its kind, played out in the country’s capital, Kathmandu. The location was fitting: with its enviable credentials when it comes to combating the poaching of threatened species like tigers and rhinos, Nepal is uniquely positioned to serve as an example to its neighbours. Read More

CNP recognized as best conservation area for tigers

A tiger in the Tarai Arc Landscape in this undated photo.(Photo Courtesy: DNPWC-WWF)

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepal has accomplished yet another milestone in its efforts to conserve wild animals by meeting a set of international standards considered ideal for the conservation of tigers.

Rich in biodiversity of both flora and fauna, Nepal´s Chitwan National Park (CNP) has received the international recognition for being the best conservation zone for tiger protection. The CNP´s management has excelled under all of the 17 major standards prescribed internationally for creating best grounds for tiger protection. Read More