202 climbers atop Mt. Everest in a single day

Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, May 19: A total of 202 climbers scaled Mount Everest on Thursday, the highest number of mountaineers on the peak in a single day since the world's highest peak was opened for the summiteers this year.Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha of the mountaineering section of the Department of Tourism (DoT), who...

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Ireland urged to relax travel restrictions on Nepal


Nepal has urged Ireland to relax the travel restrictions on the country one year after it was hit by a devastating earthquake.Acting Nepali Ambassador to Ireland Tej Bahadur Chhetri made the request in a meeting with Asia Pacific Deputy Director at Ireland’s Foreign Ministry and desk officer.Ireland had issued travel...

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Nepal records 1st successful mountain summit of the year

Euro asia news

Spanish climber Carlos Soria Fontan stands on a mountain in this undated file photo. Courtesy: Carlos Soria FontanKATHMANDU: Nepal on Sunday recorded the first successful summit to the mountain above 8,000 m in this spring season.With 14 foreigners and their 16 high-altitude Sherpa workers reaching the summit of the Mt...

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Nepal announces “Ghumphir Barsa” to promote domestic tourism

Community Trekking in Pokhara

Kathmandu: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) announced BS 2073 as 'Ghumphir Barsa' (Travel Year) to promote domestic tourism in the country. Prime Minister KP Oli will officially launch the year on April 24 to commemorate the first anniversary of the April 25 earthquake.Nepal has been facing problems to recover from devastating...

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Kathmandu 23rd in TripAdvisor’s top destinations list

Tours in Nepal After Quake

KATHMANDU, March 23: Popular travel review portal TripAdvisor has listed Kathmandu as one of the world's 25 best destinations under '2016 Travelers' Choice Awards'The portal has ranked Kathmandu in the 23rd position ahead of Sydney (Australia) and Budapest (Hungary).TripAdvisor has said the award winners were determined using an algorithm that...

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