Everest region to be linked by motor road

KATHMANDU, AUG 12 – The government has planned to build a motorable road linking Jiri with Surkhe village located at a distance of a two-hour walk from Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. Tourism Ministry officials said that the construction of the 100-km road would be started during this fiscal year. Travel trade entrepreneurs...
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A couch as a home, and a cultural exchange

AUG 08 – In April 2014, a Filipino man named Jose undertook a solo trek around Nagarkot, eventually crossing into an obscure village, where he stayed with a local Nepali woman, who trekked with him uphill and downhill in the area. Although they had never previously met, Jose knew he could trust the woman from...
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Nag Panchami: The festival of Snakes being observed across the nation

Nag Panchami, the festival of snakes, isn’t for the faint of heart! This festival is all about the worship of snakes. Hindus are observing the Nag Panchami festival today as per the time-honored tradition. Nag Panchami is a festival dedicated to Nag or the serpent god and is observed on the fifth day of the...
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Changu Narayan to be plastic-free from Friday

KATHMANDU: The Changu Narayan Temple will be declared plastic-free on Friday. Changu Narayan Development Committee and The Gen Nep-Nation First, a youth network are declaring the temple premises plastic-free from tomorrow. The announcement will be made under the ‘No thanks, I carry my own bag’ campaign, according to a press release issued today by the...
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Nepal locations popular for foreign film shoots

KATHMANDU, July 30: At a time when many Nepali films are being shot in foreign lands, Nepal´s own natural beauty and rich cultural heritage have been attracting many foreign film and documentary makers to do their shooting here. Not only that, various television commercials (TVC) have also been shot in Nepal, one of which is...
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Private sector proposes two-tier board for NTB

KATHMANDU, JUL 27 – The private sector has proposed two-tier board for Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)—NTB Council and NTB—in a bid to ensure its effective functioning, mobilisation of resources and supervision. As per the private sector’s proposal, the council would play a supervisory role and will be engaged in monitoring the tourism promotional body. Tourism...
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Nepali women summit Mt K2

KATHMANDU: Three Nepali female climbers set a world record by scaling Mt K2 (8,611m) this afternoon, the expedition organisers said. According to Himalayan Women Welfare Society, experienced mountaineers Maya Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa conquered Mt K2, also known as ‘mountain of mountains’ at 3:35pm local time. “We are so overwhelmed with...
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China plans railway to India, Nepal borders by 2020

BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) – China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens, a state-run newspaper reported on Thursday. China opened the railway to Tibet’s capital Lhasa...
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Myanmar-Nepal flight would facilitate Buddhist pilgrims

Yangon – The planned launch of direct flight between Myanmar and Nepal might become a new option to facilitate the Myanmar-India-Nepal pilgrimage route for Buddhist followers. Presently, Buddhist pilgrims have to only rely on Myanmar-India flight in order to visit the holy sites in India and Nepal. The additional air service is expected to boost...
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Binalong photographer puts Nepal in the spotlight

The 2014 RS.Williams Medal for supreme photographic exhibit at the Bookham Sheep Show and Fair was won by Mr. Geoff Henderson from Binalong. Mr. Henderson’s winning shot was a portrait of a Hindu attendant, dressed in traditional robes at a Hindu burial ground in Kathmandu, Nepal. “The old fellow turned out to be a bit...
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