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World's Highest National Park
6-1-2013 The world's highest national park at altitude opened on Friday in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
The Qomolangma National Park, located at the border of China and Nepal, covers six counties of the region's Xigaze Prefecture with a total area of 78,000 square kilometers.
It includes five mountain peaks with altitudes of more than 8,000 meters, such as Mount Qomolangma. More than 10 others are over 7,000 meters, according to Sun Yongping, deputy chief of t
CNP staffs fall ill while searching Dhurbe
Employees of the Chitwan National Park deployed to trace a rampaging elephant named ‘Dhurbe’ have started taking ill due to cold. “Two to four employees are falling ill every day due to cold,” Kantipur quoted conservation officer of the park, Maheshwor Dhakal, as saying. The victims are suffering from cold, cough and fever.
The employees are forced to sleep in tents as the park lacks human resources to help them in their search for the pachyd
Tourist arrivals rise 9.8 percent in 2012
Media Center Tourist arrivals to Nepal via air in 2012 increased by 9.8 percent, compared to arrivals figures of 2011. The year 2011, which was observed as Nepal Tourism Year (NTY), had posted 21.4 percent growth in the number of tourists.
According to statistics disseminated by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the country welcomed 598,204 foreign tourists in 2012. Arrivals from South Asia, which had posted healthy growth last year, grew by only 10.4 percent in
Domestic plane crashed near Kathmandu
KATHMANDU, 25 September, 2011
A small plane carrying foreign tourists crashed in a hill south of Kathmandu airport early on Sunday, killing 18 people. The accident site lies between Lamatar and Bisankhunarayan VDCs in Lalitpur, around 15 kilometers south of the Tribhuvan International Airport.
Eighteen dead bodies have been recovered from the site, according to SP Bhog Bahadur Thapa, who is overseeing rescue operations.
In all, there were 19 people&mdas
Dragonair to start daily flights to KTM from September
Dragonair is starting daily flights to Kathmandu from September. The Hong Kong-based carrier is currently flying three times a week on Hong Kong-Kathmandu sector.
“The further increase in number of flights to Kathmandu will provide more convenience as well as better service for passengers travelling to and from Nepal,” Alasdir Boyd, country manager of Dragonair, said in a statement. He also hoped that it will also contribute to the success of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 cam
China starts issuing Tibet permit
Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu is formally resuming issuance of permits for Tibet to third country visitors from August 1.
Tenzing Lama, president of Association of Kailash Tour Operators, said the Chinese Embassy has informed the association that it is formally lifting ban on entry of foreigners to Tibet from August 1. He also said the embassy has already started receiving applications for the permit.
However, some tour operators said the Chinese Embassy started issuin
Nepal creates free digital map for tourists
Tourists visiting Nepal can now expect a much easier travel, thanks to digital support available in the country.
According to Monday's Republica daily, of late, software developers have introduced programs which tourists can use to find out details of tourist hubs, trekking routes, location of hotels, restaurants and other places on their mobile phone or Global Positioning System (GPS) device.
The best part of such programs is that the user needs no Internet access to
UK royal couple to honeymoon in Nepal
KATHMANDU 15, April, 2011:
The cat is out of the bag and Nepal can sit smug and enjoy the limelight while other blue chip tourism destinations turn green with envy.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have decided on Nepal for their honeymoon and are expected to land up in Kathmandu a week after their April 29 royal wedding at Westminster Abbey, London.
Prince William of Wales is second in line of inheritance to the British throne after his father Prince Charles of
Four Nepali women to attempt Annapurna IV
Four Nepali women are planning to summit Mt Annapurna IV (7,525) this spring.The Nepali Women Annapurna Expedition 2001 will try to put Nirma Rai of Solukhumbu, Muna Gurung of Manang, Saraswati BK of Kaski and Shantikala Rai of Solukhumbu to the summit of Mt Annapurna IV.
The expedition is jointly organized by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara Chapter, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Annapurna Chapter and Pokhara-based Empowerment of Women Nepal (EWN).
Govt allows airlines to operate additional flights
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to allow international airlines flying to and from Kathmandu to operate additional flights during 2011. Sources at Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation - MoTCA said the decision was taken on Jan 13, keeping in view rise in air traffic during to Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign.
Sources said carriers can increased their frequency by up to seven flights a week. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) will issue Temporary Operating Pe
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