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Pata to hold travel mart, bloggers meet

KATHMANDU, July 16

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Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) Nepal Chapter on Wednesday announced two major international conferences, namely Himalayan Travel Mart 2016 and Bloggers Conference 2015, to be held in Kathmandu in a bid to revive the tourism industry through marketing and promotional activities.

The long-planned travel mart had been in limbo as the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) was engulfed in an extended controversy. The first Himalayan International Travel Mart was organized by the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) in 2005, attracting the participation of more than 200 tour operators from South and Southeast Asian countries. Read More

Nepal in Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations

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KATHMANDU, JULY 14

Nepal has been included in the top list of the best places to travel this October by the world’s leading travel guide Lonely Planet.

“Everyone has seen the news reports from the April 25 earthquake in Nepal , but most reports neglected to mention that most of Nepal was untouched by the disaster, including the most popular trekking areas,” the travel guide said. “With the clearing of the monsoon rains, October is once again peak season for trekking, and the Annapurna region is a great, nay epic, place to start.” Read More

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