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Elephant race attracts tourists in Chitwan National Park Elephant race attracts tourists in Chitwan National ParkAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Elephant Festival and International Elephant Race Competition in Chitwan National Park Most of the hotels in Sauraha, Chitwan National Park, have been packed with domestic and foreign tourists. Shankar Sainju, Chairman of Regional Hotel Association, Sauraha, said all hotels are filled to capacity. The number of tourists has gone up due to elephant race being organized from today. Similarly, the ho
Seoul moves to confirm Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal not in India Seoul moves to confirm Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal not in IndiaAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Seoul moves to confirm Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal not in India. The government plans to launch an investigation into an allegation that the birthplace of Lord Buddha is wrongly described in Korean textbooks. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) said Tuesday it will seek cooperation with relevant ministries, including the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the Mi
Many little-known forts and monuments have great potential as tourism hubs Many little-known forts and monuments have great potential as tourism hubsAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Many little-known forts and monuments have great potential as tourism hubs As Visit Nepal Year 2011 winds down, the tourism promoters must have realized that it is essential to present diversified products to foreign travelers who are coming to Nepal in progressively greater numbers. One such product could be the forts and palaces that are found all over Nepal. Some of them date back to pre-unific
Hotel Vaishali resume operartion Hotel Vaishali resume operartionAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Hotel Vaishali resumed operation on Sunday after the management agreed to address demands put forth by workers affiliated to ruling UCPN (Maoist). Representatives of the management and workers´ union signed an agreement to reopen the hotel in the presence of officials of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) and All Nepal Hotel and Restaurant Workers´ Union (ANHRWU). Workers had halted normal operati
Growing tourists arrivals in Nepal 2011 Growing tourists arrivals in Nepal 2011Auther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Growing tourists arrivals in Nepal on 2011 In the year of 2011, 730,000 tourists visited Nepal. This is of 21.4 percent aggregate growth than 2010.in According to statistics compiled by Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Immigration Office a total of 544,985 tourists entered the country via air in 2011. Similarly, total arrivals through land routes till the first 11 months of 2011 reached 174,
Visit Lumbini 2012 begins Visit Lumbini 2012 beginsAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016The Nepal Tourism Year 2011 which commenced on Jan. 1, 2011 has concluded along with the year. With the conclusion of the Tourism Year, the Nepal is set to launch the Visit Lumbini Year 2012 on Jan. 14 in a bid to spread Gautam Buddha’s message of peace across the world and develop the Buddha’s birthplace as a peace city and a global Buddhist center, luring more tourists to visit the c
3 off-the-beaten path travel destinations for 2012Auther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Sri Lanka, Kathmandu and Valparaiso, Chile are all fantastic destinations for the nomadic types this year. With political instability, crazy weather and natural disasters, not to mention a crummy economy (which made exchange rates terrible for many Americans’ favorite destinations), stay cations seemed like the way to go. But 2012 promises improvements, and in some parts of the world, change
The Inner Nightclub of Everlasting Joy The Inner Nightclub of Everlasting JoyAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Eric Weiner explores Buddhism in Kathmandu Robert Thurman, the Buddhist scholar and practitioner, writes of “patterns of meaningfulness.” He was describing religion but could just as easily have been referring to travel. Travel is often misconstrued for escapism, but that is not right, or rather it is only half-right. We fling ourselves halfway around the globe not to fall apart but to come to
A hike to Everest Base Camp offers adventure and spectacular vistas A hike to Everest Base Camp offers adventure and spectacular vistasAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016A hike to Everest Base Camp offers adventure and spectacular vistas There are several ways to spot the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. You can sometimes see it as your jet airliner approaches the airport in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Or you can rise before dawn, skip breakfast and spend an hour in a tourist plane flying around the summit, weather permitting. Thos
Extraordinary life of Kumari, ‘The Living goddess of Nepal’ Extraordinary life of Kumari, ‘The Living goddess of Nepal’Auther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016A pre-pubescent girl appointed as a ‘living goddess’ by Hindus and Buddhists has made a rare public appearance in Nepal during a religious festival. The Kumari, a young girl dressed in a red and golden costume who is worshipped by thousands, is appointed as an incarnation of the goddess Kali and only appears 13 times a year. As part of her sheltered existence, she spends the rest of th
Visit to Nepal Folk Museum Visit to Nepal Folk MuseumAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016I have been to Tripureshwor many times before but had never noticed any museum over there. I was quite amazed to find the museum there when our Social Studies teacher took us to the museum at Tripureshwor for a field visit recently. We walked through a narrow road which led us to a huge and beautiful temple. And opposite to the temple was the museum named Nepal Folk Musical Instrument Museum. We c
Nepal President bids farewell to Appa Sherpa Team Nepal President bids farewell to Appa Sherpa TeamAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016On December 13th Nepal’s President Dr Ram Baran Yadav bid farewell to Appa Sherpa and his team who left on their four-month long 1,700 km east to west trek along the Great Himalayan Trail. “The trek will help identify impact of climate change on the Himalayas and showcase how sustainable tourism can be used as a tool for poverty reduction,” said Yadav during the farewell programm at his resi
President launches Visit Lumbini Year 2012 President launches Visit Lumbini Year 2012Auther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has launched Visit Lumbini Year (VLY) 2012 lighting the peace flame amidst a special ceremony in Lumbini on Saturday. President Yadav also announced completion of Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011 and launched Tourism Vision 2020. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai had announced celebration of VLY 2012 in Lumbini on November 30. President Yadav urged tourists to visit Lumbin
On a Himalayan high in Nepal On a Himalayan high in NepalAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016“Go, go!” Roma, my paragliding pilot, has judged the wind’s direction and has decided it’s the right time for us to run off the mountainside. Dragging along the parachute’s weight, my feet scurry over grass towards endless blue sky until I can no longer touch the ground. Gradually we soar above Pokhara, Nepal’s second-largest city, until the only sound is the co
Working together for Dolpo Working together for DolpoAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016After finishing my SLC exam, I visited my village Dolpo. The eight days of the SLC exam seemed almost a month for me because I had planned the journey to my village before exam. Dolpo is located in the northern part of Nepal which touches the Tibet border. The village is often known as the hidden beauty land of Nepal. It has been announced as an important tourist destination since 2002. The number
Like walking? Try covering the entire Himalayan rangeAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Trek can be what walkers make of it In the shadow of Mount Everest and its magnetic lore, a cross-border route with a grand name, the Great Himalaya Trail, is being touted as an epic, untapped alternative to the bucket-list trek to base camp on the world’s highest mountain. Trekking this trail is an odyssey, not a routine vacation, and even promoters admit that it’s more a theory or co
Rak Airways launches Kathmandu route -2015 Rak Airways launches Kathmandu route -2015Auther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Rak Airways, a leading carrier of the UAE, will offer three flights a week to Kathmandu from February 15, marking the expansion of the airline’s network to 11 destinations. Rak Airways re-launched operations in 2010 with two routes to Jeddah and Calicut, India. Since then, the airline has focused on extending its route network across the GCC, Indian sub-continent and North Africa, a statement sa
Is it time to bury the yeti myth?Auther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Nikolai Valuev is 7 ft tall and weighs almost 146 kg. A few months ago, the Russian heavyweight boxing champion , nicknamed the “Beast from the East” was on an unusual expedition. His mission was “to try and find the yeti and talk to him about life” . Valuev returned from the expedition without having his heart-to-heart chat, much like countless others who have been trying
A Kathmandu architect is attempting to chronicle a dying cultureAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016It is said that the medieval era never really ended in Nepal, its historic towns and architectural jewels blessed by an unbroken continuity of life and ritual that links the present with the past. The lasting image for tourists flying out of Kathmandu is of the multi-roofed pagodas of palaces and temples and the 16th century courtyards, which were once the basic unit of city planning. But much of
Trekking in NepalAuther: hsmile | Posted Date: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries on earther , Which lies between India and China . Regardless of its small Geography (147100 Square km ) Nepal is very rich in natural anthropogical, social, cultural and linguistic diversity . More than 100 languages are than 75 different ethnic communities having their own social and cultural history. Altitudes vary from as low as 60 meter to the Top o