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‘It’s time for Nepali tourism entrepreneurs to make a decision about the future of elephants’

When Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat coordinator Suraj Vaidya posted a short video of elephants playing football around two weeks ago, the Nepali twitterati instantly protested, claiming it promoted animal cruelty. Around the same time, dozens of international animal rights activists submitted a memorandum to the government urging it to stop the potential abuse of […]

Nepal records fall in number of tourists in first VNY month

Kathmandu, February 10 The number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal in January has decreased by around 1,500 from the number recorded in the same month last year, warning that the government’s ambitious target of welcoming two million tourists in the Visit Nepal Year 2020 is unlikely in the present situation. Nepal Tourism Board says 79,686 […]

Slugging it out on two wheels: the Langtang ride II

(Read the first part of the story.) At daybreak, the burgeoning Sherpa Gaun (2,563m) looked like in the making of a miniature town. Blue corrugated zinc-roofed houses seemed to replace the once slate-roofed hamlet. And, as the village turned into a frequent stopover for the Langtang Valley trekkers, the place seemed marked by much life […]

Why visiting Muktinath during snowy winter can be a rewarding affair

To visit Muktinath, a Hindu and Buddhist religious shrine in Mustang district of western Nepal, the autumn is considered the best season. The weather conditions during this season are perfect for walking around and sightseeing. I chose the same season for my trip in the past, but this time I wanted to experience something different. […]

Know the new CEO of Nepal Tourism Board

Kathmandu, January 29 The government on Tuesday appointed Dhananjay Regmi as the chief executive officer of Nepal Tourism Board, the government authority dedicated to developing the lucrative industry of the country. As Regmi starts off his four-year tenure, he has the challenge to make the ambitious Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign a success. A selection […]

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 […]