To trace back the history of tourism in Nepal, there are numerous events, written and mention in the past. However, ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa first climbed Mt Everest in 1953, the Himalayan range of Nepal became new, but emerging, obsession and passion for climbers and mountain lovers all around the world. Back, at that instant period, there were scarcity of hotels, but with the invasion of 60’s era along with Hippie culture, Nepal became one of the ideal destinations for independent travelers, who wished to travel Asian range starting from Turkey to settle down at the Himalayan belt, Nepal. Nepal happened to attract many tourists who dreamt of visiting Tibet, but then Nepal is the gateway to the Tibet and the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Nepal became a hot-transit and ‘a bucket list’ place for tourists and pilgrims all around the world.
Nevertheless, blaming political unrest and instability – including Maoist insurgency – has affected the tourism industry in the past, or say until a few months back, but with the promulgation of a new constitution on Sunday has given the tourism industry many reasons to cheer. Provisions for foreign investment has been secured, safely, in the constitution makes a room for the tourism industry to sky-rocket the limitations of the Nepalese tourism.
Quoting a interview “The drafting of the constitution has ended the political deadlock that has remained for a long time ago, and it will be instrumental in giving solid momentum to the country’s economy,” said Suman Pandey, president of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) Nepal Chapter. “The successful transition to a new order will help Nepal regain its image as a tourist destination.”
Indeed, after April’s earthquake, Nepal sees a new era in the tourism industry. Reconstruction of old monuments, pavements, security concerns and management on tourism sectors are being addressed and efforts are applied to make Nepalese tourism back on its track. October bookings were looking good as international airlines had started resuming their flights and gradually increasing their frequency. “Peace, safety and political stability are important determinants to attract tourists,” said Ashok Pokhrel, president of the Nepal Association of Tour Operators.
Nepal |Mar 18, 2015
No matter whether you have been to Kathmandu, you are about to visit or you are day-dreaming of visiting looking at photos, one of the first things that you will notice about the city are the countless small shops. Kathmandu is filled with shops.
Tours |Jun 18, 2023
The Nepali language was originally called Khaskura (language of the Khas―rice farmers of Nepal’s western hills). Later, it was called Parbatiya (language of the people of the hills), and still later, as Gorkhali (language of the Gorkhas).
Nepal |Jul 13, 2023
Tihar, a five days festival, also known as Deepawali or Diwali – but especially in Nepal – Tihar is considered as a high spirit festival among, both, Hindus and non-Hindus.
Others |Jun 27, 2023
It’s just a stretch of road between the Thapathali Bridge (that connects Kathmandu to Patan) and Pulchowk where Hotel Himalaya is situated, not a long stretch by any imagination, but it sure has a lot of boutiques and handicraft outlets.
Volunteer Tourism |Jun 27, 2023
Royal Mountain Travel is well aware of its social responsibilities and has sponsored a number of projects to meet this obligation. We have identified a list of specific and worthwhile community projects for rural people in the areas of education
Travel Guide |Dec 17, 2021
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Trekking |Jun 28, 2023
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Others |Jun 22, 2023
Seven thousand one hundred and eighty three—that is number of plant species found in Nepal. Three hundred and eighty—that is the number of fern species that can be found growing in this small country. Three hundred and sixty one—that is number of orchids registered as growing in the country.
Nepal |Jun 28, 2023
Undho Undho jaada hun’, said the young shepherd who was in his early 20’s, after he shared his Pilot cigarette and had a few chat with us. We didn’t ask his name, but did ask how many sheep he had. He said that those weren’t his sheep and that he doesn’t plan to stay in Mugu for long.
Trekking |Jun 16, 2023
“Kangchenjunga embodies much of the unknown history of Himalayan climbing: the undeclared, but clearly politically motivated race between the British and the Germans to become the first nation to conquer an 8,000 m peak.
Tours |Jun 26, 2023
A tour during the time of the festivals (Punakha Drubchen: March 6-March 10; and Punakha Tshechu: March 11-March 13) would be pretty worthwhile for any tourist as they will have the opportunity to get a good glimpse of ancient Bhutanese history along with its culture and traditions.