Fifth National Tourism Fair from tomorrow

Kathmandu: The Fifth National Tourism Fair is going to be organized at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu with an objective of identifying tourism destinations and promoting internal tourism in Nepal. The fair is going to be held from May 10-12 where different tourism related organizations as well as educational and training providing institutions will participate. At a...
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Sir Edmund Hillary’s diaries to be published

Sir Edmund Hillary’s diaries from his ascent of Mt Everest will be released on a daily blog in the lead-up to the 60th anniversary of the climb. Auckland Museum is sharing the diary entries, which reveal details of the physical toll of the climb and how Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay were chosen to make...
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Rock climbing attractive game for tourists

Bandipur-6 of Tanahun district is being an attractive destination for tourists for Rock Climbing game to be undertaken at Chun Pahara (cliff). The Siddha Cave Development Committee brought the rock climbing game into operation from 2064 BS.According to Chairman of the Committee, Lalkaji Shrestha, 13 routes have been brought into operation to the around-55 -meters...
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Kathmandu second potential area for tourism

A study report of the World Bank has put Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, at the top priority for investment potential. In a meeting with the tourism-related entrepreneurs and stakeholders on investment prospects in Bhairahawa, Lisa Choegyal, a consultant of the WB said that the report has put Kathmandu as the second most potential...
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Tibet tourism sees rosy start in Q1

Lhasa: Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region registered a 30.5-percent hike in tourist arrivals in the first three months of the year, introducing a promising outlook for the region’s tourism industry. Tibet received 300,599 tourists from January to March, a senior official with the regional tourism bureau said Wednesday. Wang Songping, deputy chief of the bureau,...
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Tourist arrivals down 9% in April

Tourist arrivals via air in the month of April dropped 8.9 percent to 54,119 in April compared to the figures of the same period last year. This is the third drop in arrivals in four months of 2013. The statistics released by the Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport arrivals from India nosedived by 25.3...
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Best 9 Countries to Travel in 2013

The best 9 countries to travel in 2013 are: South Korea, the emerging industrial giant in the global economy is the best preferred destination for great outdoor activities and events. Further, the excursion within 2013 in South Korea will be remarkable in the sense that it is hosting world’s major sporting events. Deliberately, this peninsula...
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Over eight tonnes of waste collected from Everest

Members of a campaign dedicated to cleaning up Mt Everest said on Saturday that they have collected over 8 tonnes of waste from the mountain over a period of one year. Ang Dorje Sherpa, a campaigner with ‘Saving Everest’ said that the drive was launched in 2011 to clean up the highest mountain in the...
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Diverse Nepali contemporary art

Kathmandu: Sculpture, painting, photography, video installation, performance, installation and more, everything under one roof is being showcased from May 3 at Bikalpa Art Centre, Jhamsikhel. With the title ‘Bikalpa’s 1st Hive 2013 Panorama 24’ the exhibition has brought 24 Nepali contemporary artists together focusing on the diversity in the contemporary art form. ‘Need to know...
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Way to Everest base camp opened

Solukhumbu: A way leading to fourth base camp of Mount Everest has been made. The opening of the way to camp was delayed due to adverse weather in the past but now it has come into operation, said Dendi Sherpa, communication officer at the camp. The fourth camp locates at the altitude of 8,000 meters....
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