Malindo Air flies to Nepal from Feb 6

Malindo AirMalaysian based airlines – Malindo Air is beginning its scheduled flights on Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu from February 6.

The airline has appointed Yeti Incentive Travels, a member of Yeti Group, as its general sales agent (GSA) in Nepal.
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Momo Station launching 200 momo outlets across Nepal

momoMomo Station has unveiled plan to invest Rs 500 million to open 200 momo outlets across the country.Resam Lama, CEO of Momo Station, said his company was opening a factory and three outlets within two months. Thereafter, the company will be adding an outlet every 2-3 weeks, according to Lama.

“We have made a plan to open 40 outlets in Kathmandu Valley within a year. Then we will open outlets in Pokhara, Itahari and Bhairahawa,” Lama said, adding that the company will have altogether 200 outlets within six years.
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Nepal in Forbes Ten Coolest Places to Visit in 2015 list

Swayambhu2014 Nov 30, Kathmandu – Forbes Life, a supplement of the business magazine Forbes, has named Nepal in its ‘The 10 Coolest Places To Visit In 2015’ list on its website

The ‘Coolest Places’ list is a guide on destinations to prioritise for 2015 which are ‘right at that sweet spot between sleepy backwater and developed destination’.

“What must we see right now, before it changes forever?” its writer Ann Abel asks. “What’s newly safe or newly uncovered?”

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Lonely Planet registers Nepal in 6th position as ‘Best Destinations for 2015’.

Khumbu Region 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

Buddha, A Prestigious Statue of Liberty.

It was French who built the Statue of Liberty for the United States of America but in this 21st century, it is Nepalese, a team of 50, who are crafting the world’s biggest statue of ‘Padmasambhavan’ for Bhutan.

The team of 50 is lead by Raj Kumar Shakya, characteristically humble Nepali artisan, who is undertaking the pressure of building world biggest statue of Buddha in Bhutan. He is to construct a statue of 49m and 255-ton statue of the Buddhist guru, Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche.

bAZVe3DPadmasambhava attained enlightenment in a cave in Pharping on the outskirts of Kathmandu, and is said to have emerged around the 8th century in Bhutan, where he is referred to as the “Second Buddha”

Khenpo Karpo, a Bhutanese lama, assigned this gigantic task to Shakya after meeting other craftworkers in Thailand, Burma and India. Continue reading

SpiceJet becomes first Indian airline to route Bagdora to Kathmandu.

Fares from Kathmandu to Kolkata via Bagdogra start at Rs 5,078  but be valid on the first 1,000 seats sold on a first come, first service basis.

Kathmandu: SpiceJet has SpiceJetannounced the launch of a new flight connecting Kathmandu and Kolkata via Bagdogra with effect from August 13.

This flight will operate three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Bookings for this flight are now open. The airline is also offering an introductory Continue reading

Nepalese women mountaineers footstep to create a new record on Mt. K2


Mountaineers from Nepal smile with an Italian climber.

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

Nepal Government awards Chinese mountaineer, Wang expresses her gratitude.

Wang Jing and her five Sherpas' team are the first to scale the Mt. Everest after avalanche.

Wang Jing and her five Sherpas’ team are the first to scale the Mt. Everest after avalanche.

KATHMANDU: Despite of surrounding the fact about the use of a chopper above the Everest Base Camp to avoid risky track by Chinese mountaineer Wang Jing, a few weeks ago, the government awarded her formally after officially endorsing her May 23 Mt Everest ascent on Monday.

The Ministry approved Wang’s climbing with an official certificate recognizing her lone ascent to the top of the world, validating her claim, this season.

In her application submitted to the Ministry, Wang claimed that she Continue reading

Tourist Police Unit camps at Ghorepani

Kathmandu: A Tourist Police Unit has been established at Ghorepani of Ghar VDC in Myagdi district.

The police unit was established for the security of the tourists visiting the Ghorepani area, the main destination of the Annaprssurna trekking route, to address the problems of tourists and to help them.

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Nepal Telecom(NT) installs passport scanners at Tribhuvan International Airport

Passport Scanner in NepalKATHMANDU, June 26: Nepal Telecom (NT) has installed travel documents readers at the immigration counter of Tribhuvan International Airport.

NT has installed five kiosks at TIA and one at the Immigration Office in Anamnagar.

Now onwards, foreign visitors to Nepal do not have to fill up immigration form to get visa as the kiosks read all information in the passport. NT has invested Rs 50 million to install the kiosks. Continue reading