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Amazing Places in Nepal to Take Photos

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Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country with never ending stunning landscapes, mountains and lakes. Nepal is naturally and culturally beautiful country. There are hundreds of beautiful places in Nepal but you need to spend more than a year to explore Nepal. If you are visiting or are already in Nepal, you might want to check these amazing places. These places are best and amazing places in Nepal for capturing photographs as well. Read More

Nepal in Huffington Post’s 11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

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There are almost too many must-see cities in the world — and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever could).

Nepal’s Pokhara has made to one of these 11 global cities that are especially ripe for visiting with a backpack, whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned backpacker. Some are stellar because they’re cheap, some are youthful party destinations, and some are just so adventurous that they’re best explored with a light load to carry. Start planning your adventure now!

Click on the following link for more information:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/22/backpacking-cities_n_6489070.html

 

Poon Hill Trek for the ultimate panoramic stretch of the Himalayas

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Nature’s beauty lay in my heart as I packed my bags to set out on a journey to Poon Hill, trekking all the way from Ghandruk to Ghorepani and assisting an Australian couple. Along with a senior guide, we headed to Pokhara where they were waiting. Summer had ripened and I spent a difficult night in the suffocating heat mingled with anticipation of my first task as a tour guide. We set off to Naya Pul at six am the next morning and it was towards midday that we finally started our trek.

Our first stop was Tikhedhunga. Since we would be taking an uphill path the next day, our guests proposed that we start early. The cool morning was refreshing and we went uphill in full swing. At midday we settled for some rest. When we arrived at Ghorepani (2,874m), the colorful village with identical looking houses of blue and green roods made a delightful sight. Read More

Ropain festival to be held in Pokhara

POKHARA: With the motive of attracting tourists, Pokhara Tourism Council is organising 11th ropain (paddy plantation) festival on Sunday.
According to Pokhara Tourism Council chairperson Surya Bahadur Bhujel, they are organising the event in view of its popularity among the tourists.“For us it’s a normal event but for the tourists from the developed countries it’s proved as a major attraction. That’s why we’re organising this event this year as well,” said Bhujel.Western Regional Hoteliers Association former chairperson Biplav Basnet is happy about the boost given to such events during the off-season, as it is serving to the industry as a whole. “Earlier, rainy season used to be off-season when it comes to hotel occupancy, but since such activities have started, it has really helped the industry to thrive round the year,” he added.

This year the event will be organised in Buduwa Fant near Kamal Pokhari in Pokhara sub-metropolis amid huge participation of foreigners. Among the major attractions in the event are playing with mud and dancing in accompaniment with traditional music, relishing curd and beaten rice, playing tug of war and catching fish.

Source: The Himalayan Times
Date: 29 June, 2014

SAARC Summit likely in Pokhara

The government is mulling Pokhara as the venue for the upcoming SAARC Summit while keeping the option of Kathmandu wide open.

A Rapid Appraisal Team (RAT) comprising five officials of Foreign, Home and Urban Development ministries has been studying a possible venue for the last two weeks. The RAT led by Foreign Ministry Joint Secretary Prakash Subedi is currently in Pokhara.

Chief Secretary Lila Mani Paudel had proposed that an alternative venue be searched for the Summit at a high-level coordination committee meeting last month. Pokhara is thus being considered as the only option given its beautiful location, and the fact that there are two five stars hotels — Grande and Fulbari Resort — there.

The Cabinet has already decided to hold 18th SAARC Summit from November 9-14, a date that needs to be endorsed by other members — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Talking to THT at his office today, Chief Secretary Paudel said there were four reasons for choosing Pokhara. He said, “First, it is a beautiful tourist destination and would be a good retreat for all participating VVIPs and VIPs. Second, it would generate enthusiasm among locals to upgrade infrastructure. Third, it would be easy to manage traffic and assure security. And lastly, all things can be better managed in Pokhara than in Kathmandu.” he added, that the only question was if there was enough infrastructure and physical facilities as we can’t construct new structures due to time constraints.”

Nepal so far has hosted two Summits— 3rd Summit in November 1987 and 11th Summit in January 2002. The first one was held in Academy Hall and another one is in International Conference Centre, New Baneshwor, which has been occupied by Constituent Assembly for almost seven years.

Paudel made it clear that the ICC couldn’t be a venue for the upcoming Summit even if it is held in Kathmandu. “If we organise the Summit there, we need to evacuate it for three months for renovation. This is not possible.”

The four possible venues in Kathmandu are: Nepal Academy, City Hall, Nepal Army Officer’s Club and Singha Durbar Gallery Baithak. Paudel, however, said the Summit plan for Pokhara is not linked to occupancy of ICC.

Maldives had hosted the 17th Summit in a small island of Addu Atoll in November 2011. “If Addu can be a venue for regional summit, why not Pokhara?” said a Foreign Ministry officer. A source said RAT would report its findings within a couple of days and the government would take a final decision.

Why Lake City?

• It’d be a good retreat for participants

• It’d encourage locals to upgrade infrastructure

• Easy to manage security and traffic

• Everything can be better managed than in Kathmandu

source: Himalayan Times, 10 April 2014

Pokhara Fewa Lake festival from April 11

Tourism, Culture and Food Festival is going to be held at the banks of Fewa Lake, Basundhara Park from 11 to 15 April, 2014.

This is the 11th festival on the occasion of Nepali New Year that is being organized by Western Regional Hotel Association.

At a press meet organized in the capital today, Chairman of the Western Regional Hotel Association Hari Sharma, said 15 percent discount will be given in lodging to internal tourists and discount will be decided for food and travel also.

One can enjoy songs, cultural program, helicopter view, among others in the festival, said Festival Convener Bharat Raj Parajuli.

source: NTB, 07 April 2014

Pokhara Fewa Lake festival from April 11

Tourism, Culture and Food Festival is going to be held at the banks of Fewa Lake, Basundhara Park from 11 to 15 April, 2014.

This is the 11th festival on the occasion of Nepali New Year that is being organised by Western Regional Hotel Association.

At a press meet organised in the capital today, Chairman of the Western Regional Hotel Association Hari Sharma, said 15 percent discount will be given in lodging to internal tourists and discount will be decided for food and travel also.

One can enjoy songs, cultural programme, helicopter view, among others in the festival, said Festival Convener Bharat Raj Parajuli.

source: nepalnews.com, 28 Mar 2014