The history of Kathmandu Valley, as told by its architecture

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The Kathmandu Valley, which was already called “Nepal” centuries before the emergence of the modern nation-state of that name, is a 220 square mile bowl, 4,000 feet up in the lap of the central Himalaya. Its history begins with a myth which tells of how the Bodhisattva (“Buddha-to-be”) Manjushri came down from the north and cleaved the valley rim to release the waters of an enormous lake, thus rendering the valley habitable for the propagation of the Buddhist faith. Continue reading

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Roads of Kathmandu to be sized during SAARC Summit.

SaarcRegarding traffic management in the Kathmandu Valley during the SAARC Summit, which is being held in Kathmandu on November 26 and 27.
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT DURING SAARC SUMMIT
According to Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Mr. Basant Pant, the government has decided to regulate the vehicular movement on November 24, 25, 26 27 & 28, 2014 with odd and even number plate system. The Traffic allows vehicles with even number plate to run on November 24, 26, 28 and odd number plates on November 25 and 27. The route starting from Airport to Soaltee Crowne Plaza and Soaltee Crown Plaza to Airport on November 25 and 28, 2014 will be controlled throughout the day. Traffic movement will be halted one hour before the VVIP movement. The vehicular movement on the route starting from Soaltee Crowne Plaza to Bhrikutimandap will be controlled on November 26 and 27.Though the government has not restricted big bus to ply within Ring Road during these days, the Traffic Police has advised tour operators to use smaller vehicles for swift and easy movement. Guests are advised to leave earlier than before to reach the airport.
For more information, dial 103 to know about traffic movement on these days. We will keep updating you.

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Lonely Planet registers Nepal in 6th position as ‘Best Destinations for 2015′.

Khumbu Region Lonely Planet, the world’s most successful travel publisher, has come out with the list of ’10 best regions to travel in 2015′. Khumbu region has secured the 6th position in the list where Gallipoli from Turkey stands at top as the best region to travel in 2015.

Travel guide writes, “Everest is a classic journey following the footsteps of Tenzing and Hillary into the planet’s most jaw-dropping mountain arena, home to the world’s highest peak. Continue reading

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Shy Cats influence in Economy

Shy beauty.

Snow Leopard, rare and a shy beauty. 

KATHMANDU, Nepal– Once they were taken as arch enemies of habitants of Illam, eastern province of Nepal. Apparently, Snow-leopard are attracting foreign wildlife researchers and this attraction has boosted up the income of that respective area, Illam to be more accurate.

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Nepalese women mountaineers footstep to create a new record on Mt. K2

 

Mountaineers from Nepal smile with an Italian climber.

Mountaineers from Nepal smile with an Italian climber.

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Members of the “First Nepali Women Expedition to K2 2014″ with an Italian climber at the base camp of Mount K2. With a message of ‘Women Climbing for Climate’ the team comprising three young women climbers– Maya Sherpa, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa – Continue reading

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Indigo doubling Kathmandu flights from June 1

indigo-airlinesKATHMANDU: Indian private carrier Indigo is increasing its flight frequency on New Delhi-Kathmandu-New Delhi route to two flights a day beginning June 1. The budget airline is currently operating one flight a day on the route.

According to an official at Indigo office in Kathmandu, the new flight will will arrive Kathmandu at 7 pm and will leave for New Delhi at 8 pm. The existing Indigo flight arrives Kathmandu at 1 pm and leave for the Indian capital at 2 pm. Continue reading

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Mountaineers throng Everest with onset of spring summit season

Everest ExpeditionKATHMANDU: Mt Everest has drawn mountaineers from at least 41 countries to her cold embrace as the year’s spring climbing season begins.

Nearly 300 mountaineers including 16-year-old Mathew Momiz and William Mithcell Burkey, 73, from the US and female climbers Deerness Joy Christine, 65, from New Zealand and Australian Azer Alyssa Nicole, 18, have headed towards the Everest region, officials at the Mountaineering Department at the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation said. The department has permitted 75 expeditions including 28 for Mt Everest, generating royalty worth more than US$ 3.32 million. US$ 2.9 million is from Everest alone. Continue reading

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Everest Base Camp, One of the famous trek in the World

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAccording to the UK’s famous daily newspaper ‘MailOnline Travel’ and ‘World Expeditions’ has listed Everest Base Camp Trek as one of the best trekking routes around the world.

According to the newspaper ” The world’s tallest mountain is once again open to visitors as the trekking season begins and adventurers flock to hike up to Everest’s iconic Base Camp.  Continue reading

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Qatar’s four-day sale

4-Day-Sale-300x159KATHMANDU: Qatar Airways has announced a four-day sale offer of up to 25 per cent discount on market fares. Passengers can now book from September 10 to 13, and avail this special discounted fare. Seats are limited so customers need to rush to take advantage of this offer. The travel validity for this fare is from September 16 to December 11. Qatar Airways operates four flights daily and 28 flights weekly from Kathmandu to Doha. Continue reading

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