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Nuwakot marks Maghe Sankranti with bull-fighting



NUWAKOT, Jan 15: While Maghe Sankranti being celebrated with gusto in a myriad of cultural forms across the country, people in Nuwakot marked this festival with bull-fighting.

Thousands of enthusiasts from far and near thronged the historical places Betrawati and Taruka of the district today to watch the bull-fighting. The following images were taken during the event.


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Chitwan observes annual Elephant Festival this week

KATHMANDU, DEC 23 – The annual Chitwan Elephant Festival is being held from December 26 at Baghmaar Community Forest, Sauraha. The festival, aimed at both local and international tourists, is being organised for the 11th time this year. The festival will see many activities and competitions involving elephants and humans collaborating together.

The elephant race is the prime attraction of this year’s festival. The organisers have stated that the race will be held on a one-way track this time around. Read More

Punte ko Pangro and Les Jours de Tarap win big at KIMFF 2014


KATHMANDU, Dec 16: ‘Punte Ko Pangro’ took home the Best Fiction Film award at the closing ceremony of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) on Monday. The film, directed by Sachin Ghimire, was described by jury member Henry Iddon as having ‘excellent narrative structure, great editing and sensitive use of sound’.
Iddon announced the award for the Best Documentary to ‘Pawan’. Directed by Laxcha Bantawa, it tells the story of a little boy, Pawan, who moves to the UK with his family. Iddon remarked that ‘Pawan’ had a simple story and was intelligently edited. “The filmmaker did so well to bring us into the family and used humor to show the subtle complexities of moving from one place to another.” Read More

Young Brit breaks record for swift summit to Island Peak


Twelve year old Oisin McDevitt is no regular school boy given the number of records he has broken for conquering some of the world’s monstrous mountains. Oisin McDevitt broke another record on 24th October, 2014 – this time for the speed he got to the top of one in the Himalayas. McDevitt climbed 6,200 metres to the top of Island Peak on the flanks of Everest in just four and a half days, something very few adults have managed to achieve. Himalayan Glacier organized the overall trip which was spearheaded by Mr. Chhewang Sherpa, one of the finest climbing leaders from Himalayan Glacier. McDevitt was accompanied by his father and an acquaintance during the expedition. Read More

KIMFF begins tomorrow

KATHMANDU, DEC 10 – The much-awaited Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2014 is all set to be held from December 11 to 15 at City Hall, Rastriya Sabha Griha, Exhibition Road, Kathmandu.

The 2014 iteration of KIMFF will involve back-to-back screenings of more than 70 films from 20 countries. They include fiction, short films, documentaries and animations. Along with the screening of the movies, the festival also aims to explore the role of youth in society and engage them, both in the art of filmmaking and film appreciation.  Read More

Nepali female mountaineers’ team to climb tallest Antarctica mountain

An all-woman seven-member mountaineers’ team, which has already successfully climbed the highest mountains in the six inhabited continents, is preparing to start on an expedition to climb to Antarctica aiming to reach the summit of Mount Vinson Massif, the highest mountain there.

Mt Vinson is the last remaining mountain in the teams’ campaign to ascend all the highest mountains in the seven continents.

The team was handed the Nepali flag for its final ascent at an event held by Nepal Mountaineers Association (NMA) in Kathmandu on Monday, December 8, 2014. Read More

Digital Tourism Marketing Training


Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter recently organized a 2-Day Training on Digital Tourism Marketing from 4-5 December, 2014 at Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Professionals and representatives from various travel industries, tour operators, airlines and hotels attended the training including Mr. Raj Maharjan, Web Developer on behalf of Himalayan Glacier.

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