Nepal Earthquake Relief

Himalayan Glacier responds to Nepal Earthquake

The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25 killed more than 5,000 people and destroyed many buildings around the country. It also laid waste to some of the nation’s landmark temples, which draw thousands of tourists to the country each year.
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Himalayan Glacier Best Employee Award 2014

Himalayan Glacier Employee of the Year-2014

Himalayan Glacier recently organized a program to announce its best employees for the year 2014 on April 10, 2015. The event was held within the premises of Hotel Encounter. Altogether 5 staffs were announced as winners and awarded with NRS 25,000 cash prize each. Ms. Vidya Shakya, Ms. Jyotshna Bhattarai and Mr. Raj Kumar Maharjan...
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Scaling Mt Everest this season?

KATHMANDU: With increasing tourism into the thin air of the great mountain ranges of Nepal this Everest Season, the incidences of high altitude illnesses (HAI) are increasing day-by-day. The crux of HAI (in particular AMS, HAPO and HACO) is Hypoxia (lack of oxygen). Scientific advancements have demonstrated that adverse effects of HAI are potentially preventable....
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First IMAX filmmaker at Everest base camp

Kathmandu: An accomplished filmmaker yesterday reached Mt Everest Base Camp to support icefall doctors in preparing the safest route to the world’s highest mountain. According to Ang Dorjee Sherpa, Chairman, Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, American explorer David Breashears, arrived in Nepal on Friday. SPCC has been assigned by the government to fix ladders and ropes...
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10 Lessons from My Week in the 19th Century

Last week, I traveled to a remote village called Bakhrejagat in Nepal with CHOICE Humanitarian on a volunteer expedition; it was like stepping back in time to the 19th century. To quickly put the trip in context, we slept on mats in sleeping bags in improvised dorms in a school house, “showered” by dumping frigid...
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Boudhanath Stupa

Kathmandu in TripAdvisor’s top destinations list

KATHMANDU, March 26 At a time when tourist arrival is decreasing, here is good news for Nepali tourism industry. TripAdvisor, world’s largest travel site, has listed Kathmandu in the list of 25 destinations in its ‘Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2015′ list. The site has placed Kathmandu 19th position. TripAdvisor has determined the top 25 destinations using...
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National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photo Competition 2015

National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photo Competition 2015 The winners of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photo Competition 2015 have been announced and, as usual, the quality of entries has been astounding. Entries were welcomed in six categories: Animal, Action, River, People, Urban and Rural. Check out the top three finalists in each category.
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Tiger in Nepal

CNP recognized as best conservation area for tigers

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepal has accomplished yet another milestone in its efforts to conserve wild animals by meeting a set of international standards considered ideal for the conservation of tigers. Rich in biodiversity of both flora and fauna, Nepal´s Chitwan National Park (CNP) has received the international recognition for being the best conservation zone for...
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paragliding in Pokhara

This bird you cannot tame

FEB 06 – Ever wonder how this chaotic, mismanaged city looks like through a bird’s eye? The view is even better than the one that passengers on window seats in airplanes get: for from inside the plane you only see one side of the city—from within an enclosed space, for less than five minutes.
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Nepal in Huffington Post’s 11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

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...
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