Becoming a tour guide: Lucrative and fun

KATHMANDU, June 9: Indra Kala Rai, 24, is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Education at Prithvi Narayan Campus in Pokhara. She has been working as a tourist guide during her free time for four years, which helps her fund her education. “I’ve always loved travelling. This is what landed me a job in the tourism...
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Artists explore Mustang’s diversity

KATHMANDU: With an aim to promote various regions of Nepal through the medium of art, a non-profit organisation Manang Youth Society organised an art workshop — Fragments of Mustang — from May 24 to June 1 in the Mustang region. A group of Kathmandu based artists travelled through Jomsom, the district Headquarters and villages on...
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Celebration of artistic diversity

KATHMANDU: Highlighting the impact of scriptures and legends on conservation of nature and preservation of environment through traditional art forms native to Nepal Mandala or Kathmandu Valley and Mithila region, a 10-day long exhibition — Inter-linkage between Art and Environment (ILAEN) — will open at Nepal Art Council (NAC), Babarmahal from June 5. Conceived, designed...
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Fading into oblivion

KATHMANDU, June 3: The old, rundown monument in one of the alleys just a stone’s throw away from the Dharahara tower in downtown Kathmandu neither attracts visitors nor impresses the locals. A majestic palace adorned with a golden dome and breathtaking gardens believed to have built by legendary prime minister Bhimsen Thapa at Lagan in...
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Effective measures sought for trekkers’ safety

SOLUKHUMBU, JUN 04 – Though it is more than two years since 29-year-old British national Zisimos Souflas went missing from Namche Bazaar, his whereabouts still remains a mystery. Police personnel, locals and Souflas’ relatives carried out a massive search operation but the effort went in vain. Souflas, who had gone on a solo trek after...
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Seven Summits women off to scale Mt. Denali in the USA

The first women mountaineers’ group – the Seven Summits Women left Kathmandu for the USA on Monday, in its latest bid to scale Mt Denali in the USA, the highest mountain in North America. The Seven Summits Women team is in the process of climbing the highest mountains in all the seven continents of the...
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Everest Day celebrated with huge success in New Zealand

Everest Day has been celebrated in Western Springs Garden Community Hall in presence of Everest Summiteers Mr. Peter Hillary, Mike Allsop and Peter Cammell in New Zealand. According to a statement, members of parliament Phil Goeff and Kamal Jit Bakshi were among the distinguished guests in the program. Welcoming all the guests and participants Vice-President...
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Yarsagumba hunt leaves west Nepal schools deserted

Even as the new academic session began over a month ago and schools across the country are running classes in full swing, schools in the villages of Dolpa district have not opened yet as students have left for the highlands for yarsagumba hunt. People of Vyas, Ralpa, Sunsera, Dhaulakot, Chhapari, Bhramadev, Huti, Hinkala, Ghusha, Khandeshowari,...
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Everest Day marked despite government demur

Mountaineering entrepreneurs and Sherpas marked the 7th International Mount Everest Day 2014 amid various functions across the country despite the government decision to postpone the celebrations citing overlap with the Republic Day. The International Everest Day commemorates the first ascent of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953. The government...
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Eagles also suspectible to vulture-killing drug: Study

A large variety of birds of prey, including some eagles, has been found to be vulnerable to harmful effects of veterinary drug Diclofenac, a new study has shown. This anti-inflammatory medicine is still widely used in South Asia region to treat livestock despite a ban in Nepal, India and Pakistan since 2006 following evidences that...
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