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
A report prepared on the basis of structural, geotechnical earthquake damage and trekking safety assessment has concluded that most of the villages on the Everest Base Camp trail do not appear to have been affected by landslide hazards.
Kathmandu, July 13 – Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, has nominated Annapurna, or has encouraged travellers to visit Annapurna in this October, the ideal time for a stress-free jaunt. Continue reading
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
The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment report has urged the government to announce 2017 and 2018 as Visit Nepal Year to assure visitors that reconstruction and rehabilitation will be completed by then. Continue reading
Nepal KATHMANDU, JUN 23 – Hollywood film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Joanaa Lumley will participate in the International Donors’ Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction to be held here on Thursday. Continue reading
The Himalayan Times – KATHMANDU: The government has declared all three districts in the Kathmandu Valley –Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur– as the Disaster Area, crisis-hit zone, in order to demolish and clear the physical infrastructures, Continue reading
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
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson defended the release of his new disaster film ‘San Andreas’ and said he was “heartbroken” when he heard about the real-life earthquake tragedy in Nepal. Continue reading
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