When Tibet opened up its door for eager tourists in 1984, that verdict relocated Nepal into a demanding transit hub – a Gateway – to the Tibet. Nepal, which was, then, 20 years older in terms of tourism development, acknowledged potential opportunities to keep hotels of Kathmandu busy in business during monsoon season. Ever since the “Roof of the World” commenced welcoming tourists, many Tibet operators in Nepal were offering wide range of designed tour packages depending upon individual taste, resources, and schedule with guaranteed departure
However, during the decade long insurgency in Nepal, many Tibet operators in Nepal found themselves in ‘out of business’. Tourists would rather take direct flight from their hometown to Beijing or Chengdu, even though the distance between Chengdu to Lhasa is 44 hours ride from train, against merely 5 hours ride from Kathmandu to Khasa. In 2006 when insurgency came to an end, tourism industry in Nepal started flourishing once again. Within three years i.e. in 2009, Nepal saw 33 percentage increments in tourists’ arrival.
Only few years ago, there were no more than twice-a-week flights that connect Kathmandu to Lhasa. Coming to this present scenario, 2015, now there are already three different Chinese Airlines that connect Nepal to different Chinese cities whereas Air China operates daily flight from Kathmandu to Chengdu via Lhasa. Domestic Airlines, Himalayan Airlines collaborating with Tibetan Airlines are on the pipeline to operate flights to connect Kathmandu and Lhasa. Nevertheless, demand to visit Tibetan capital is at the apex and to please this emerging demand, another Chinese Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, is on the queue to operate from 1st of April connecting Kathmandu to Lhasa. Fact is 100% of all flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa arrive during or before afternoon, and Sichuan Airlines proclaims to live up to this tradition. However, to beat the odds, flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, which is round about 55 minutes, is slightly expensive is what customers reckon when they tend to compare with other destinations but, yet, it is not a complain so far.
Trekking |Jun 10, 2019
Most travel professionals know the ins and outs of travel, but can they identify what truly makes for an unforgettable experience? While it’s most likely a combination of things, we’ve discovered a core component: a connection to locals.
Travel Guide |Mar 21, 2022
Transcend around 10 best places to visit in Kathmandu in 10 Photos. Nepal is not just limited to trekking and mountaineering. There is more beyond Annapurna region and Everest region.
Trekking |May 26, 2023
The 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest (8,848 m) was celebrated recently on a pretty modest scale, it must be said. One reason for this could be the relatively low interest on feats to do with climbing the world’s highest peak, seeing as to how thousands have achieved the feat over the years, with hundreds climbing it this year itself.
Others |Jul 4, 2023
Whether you’re on holiday or you live in Kathmandu it’s important to venture into the wider valley to stock up on fresh air and escape the city’s overflowing sites and sounds.
Volunteer Tourism |Jul 17, 2023
The year 2016 came up with all the energy and motivation against the destructions Nepal had to face from the earthquake of 2015. One thing we all understood for sure – from the earthquake – is there is no bigger and better satisfaction than helping and spending time with each other.
Others |Jan 1, 2019
Nepal is a country of nuances – just when you think you know it all, it surprises you. From the underrated wildlife to the incredible concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
Trekking |Jun 20, 2023
Among the 100 or so ethnic languages of Nepal, there are a handful that are spoken by just a few hundred people. One such language is Nar Phu, or Narpa, spoken by the 800 or so villagers of Nar and Phu villages in the Nar Khola Valley of Manang District, an area whose people are known as Mananges.
Trekking |May 11, 2023
1853 was the year when it all began. A young officer in the British Colonial Army, Sir Francis Younghusband, was reportedly the first man to make plans to ascend the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest.
Tours |Jun 12, 2023
In a similar vein, serpent worship is also a big part of Nepal’s tradition and occurs at different times as a part of different festivals. One such festival is Nag Panchami which is celebrated in the month of Shrawan (July/August), specifically
Tours |Apr 29, 2022
Traveling in Nepal in the low season is not just about roaming freely but also impacting the life of locals. Since most of the trek destinations lie in the rural part of Nepal whose income depends upon tourism and animal husbandry, it is hard for them to survive the half-year of low seasons. So, when you travel and spend money over there you are also enriching the lives of the local people.
Nepal |Sep 19, 2022
Tansen is a picturesque little town in Palpa district of western Nepal. It’s not far from Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, the Apostle of Peace.
Nepal |Oct 7, 2022
Nepal is one of the best destinations in the world for those on the lookout for getting the most out of their budgets. A visit to Nepal is not only a culturally rewarding experience but also one that will not strain your pockets unduly;