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Nepal in Google’s top 10 travel destinations of 2015

In spite of being home to Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on earth and the birthplace of the Buddha, Nepal remained a virgin paradise for tourists until the 1950s.Having had enough share of anonymity to the world, last week the Asian destination discreetly amazed the world by ranking 9th in Google’s “Top 10 Travel Videos of 2015”.

Google Maps’ dynamic tour of the Khumbu region made Nepal rank 9th on the list of “Top Ten travel videos of 2015” with a breathtaking satellite virtual tour named “Trek the mountains of Khumbu, Nepal in Google Maps“. The Google Map Ad Engine features a virtual tour of the stunning mountain landscape of the Khumbu region of Nepal, and zooms in into the region’s local lifestyle. The video grossed a total of 5.2 million hits while writing this article. The rank was decided through the total of hits received by each video.

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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.

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Lonely planet recommends trekking in Annapurna

KATHMANDU, July 13

Popular travel guidebook Lonely Planet has included Annapurna Region in the list of ‘Best Places to Travel in October 2015’.

Entrepreneurs say this is good news for the tourism industry in Nepal as the earthquake-stricken country can hope that tourists will visit Nepal in October as per the suggestions of Lonely Planet.

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Nepal in Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations

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.”

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Cultural heritage sites opening from Monday

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.

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Safrubeshi-Langtang trek route opens

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