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The ‘gunfire’ pond: Why you should visit Timbung Pokhari in eastern Nepal

Four days away from Kathmandu lies Timbung Pokhari, a religious pond at an elevation of 4335 m. The pond borders Taplejung’s Sindingwa Rural Municipality and Panchthar’s Yangwarak Rural Municipality. The name ‘Timbung Pokhari’ originated from a Limbu word ‘Timbak’, which means the firing of a gun. The locals gave the pond this name as the […]

Govt calls bankers to invest in new international convention centre

Kathmandu, December 23 The government has introduced a proposal to build an international convention centre in Chobhar on the southern outskirts of Kathmandu. The government, however, has clarified that it does not have any fund for the project, hence called bankers to invest in. During a meeting in Kathmandu on Monday, Kedar Bahadur Adhikari, the […]

Nepalis in UAE want govt to launch special scheme to attract Middle East tourists

Kathmandu, December 20 In the run-up to the ambitious Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign, Nepalis working and living in the United Arab Emirates have demanded that the Nepal government launch a special scheme to attract tourists from the Middle East region. Speaking at an interaction organised by the VNY 2020 secretariat and Nepali Embassy in […]

Over 300 tourists stranded in Lukla as bad weather affects flights

Solukhumbu, September 16 Over 300 tourists, mostly foreigners, have been stranded in Lukla of Solukhumbu district as the airline companies could not conduct flights from and to Tenzing Hilary Airport due to bad weather. Imanath Adhikari, chief of the Lukla office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, says the weather conditions have not favoured […]

Ahead of Visit Nepal 2020, global index ranks Nepal poor in tourism competitiveness

Kathmandu, September 11 As Nepal is preparing hard to make the ambitious Visit Nepal 2020 campaign a success, a recent report published by the World Economic Forum has claimed Nepal is poor in terms of its travel and tourism competitiveness. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019 puts Nepal in the 102nd position among 140 […]

Govt requires ‘big’ hotels to mandatorily list Nepali food on the menu

Kathmandu, August 30 The government is preparing to introduce a new rule for ‘big’ hotels of the country, according to which the four-star and five-star institutions need to include at least some items of the Nepali food on their menu. After assuming his office last month, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai […]