Prince Harry vows to help ‘rebuild’ Nepal

Prince Harry has spoken of his determination to help rebuild Nepal after last year’s devastating earthquake. The 31-year-old was speaking ahead of his first official trip to the country this weekend which he hopes will ‘shine a spotlight’ on the issues that still need addressing. Continue reading

Cumbrian climber attempts extreme triathlon for Nepal

Tim Mosedale leads expeditions up Everest in Nepal Credit: Tim Mosedale

Tim Mosedale leads expeditions up Everest in Nepal Credit: Tim Mosedale

A Cumbrian climber who was leading an expedition on Everest when the earthquakes hit Nepal in April is training to complete 3 extreme sports challenges in the Lake District back to back to raise money for the rebuilding of the country. Continue reading

Getting Back

Nepal Earthquake Boudhanath

The Himalayan Times: The tourism-related activities in the protected areas which consist of national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas are now under purview. Although there was no legal framework the government had imposed a ban in July 2012 prohibiting the private sector from operating hotels, resorts and tourism related activities in these protected areas. Continue reading

Committee formed to put Tourism Industry “Back on Track”

PATA Nepal Tourism Industry
Tourism stakeholders have formed a joint panel of government officials and private sector to assess damage on hotels, cultural heritage sites and trekking trails made by the earthquake and initiate repair works immediately to bring the country’s tourism industry back on track at the earliest.

The Tourism Recovery Committee (TRC), which was formed on May 7, is led by Director General of Department of Tourism (DoT) Tulsi Prasad Gautam. Continue reading