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
Kathmandu – The two main commercial centers in the capital, Thamel and Durbarmarg, are to operate their businesses for 24 hours from next month.
Local administration is planning to operate all commercial activities and shops in the areas covering these two hubs, round the clock, to facilitate tourism in the areas Continue reading
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
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.
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
KATHMANDU: 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
KATHMANDU: 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
According 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
KATHMANDU: 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