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TAAN suggests policy reforms to Tourism Minister

October 10 , 2019

TAAN suggests policy reforms to Tourism Minister

  A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) visited Honorable Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Yogesh Bhattarai at his office on October 10. The delegation headed by TAAN President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi handed over a memo to the Minister suggesting some immediate policy reforms in the tourism sector. President Subedi drew the attention of the Minister to two foreign trekkers who have gone missing in Rasuwa for the last 10 days and requested for effective implementation of TIMS in all trekking areas. He urged the Minister to make trekking guide and porter mandatory for…

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Resolving issues with Ramecchap-Lukla flights

October 03 , 2019

Resolving issues with Ramecchap-Lukla flights

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi met with Mr. Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, Joint Secretary at Air Security and Authority Supervision Division, on October 3, 2019 to discuss about Ramecchap - Lukla flight and its impact on tourists and entrepreneurs. In order to make a hassle-free travel for tourists on Ramecchap – Lukla route, President Subedi underlined the need to focus on infrastructure development in Ramecchap and completely halt Kathmandu- Lukla flights. President Subedi requested Joint Secretary to call a joint meeting between TAAN, Air Security and Authority Supervision Division, Civil…

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Province 3 unveils Tourism Promotion Plan for Visit Nepal 2020

October 03 , 2019

Province 3 unveils Tourism Promotion Plan for Visit Nepal 2020

The Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Province 3 unveiled its tourism promotion plan to support Visit Nepal 2020 at a program organized on 3 October in Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu. The Chief Guest of the ceremony Mr. Dor Mani Paudel, Chief Minister of Province 3 did the honor of launching the tourism plan during the special ceremony. Honorable Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Province 3 Mr. Arun Nepal and Tourism Secretary Mr. Kedar Bahadur Adhikari also graced the program along with high government officials, representatives from Department of Tourism, Nepal Tourism Board, Visit Nepal…

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TAAN opening permit counters in Dashain

September 30 , 2019

TAAN opening permit counters in Dashain

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi met with Director General of Department of Immigration (DoI) Mr. Eshor Raj Poudel on September 30, 2019. The delegation held a brief discussion with DG Poudel regarding opening permit counters during Dashain Festival. President Subedi submitted a letter to this effect to DG Poudel requesting for a flexible opening hours of permit counters in Dashain Holiday to help trekkers. Making an appraisal of the current issues and difficulties faced by tourism entrepreneurs, TAAN Senior Vice President Mr. Nabin Trital requested DG to make TAAN…

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TAAN Concludes Basic Homestay Training

June 20 , 2019

 A two-day basic homestay training programme was organized by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) in close cooperation of ward no. 11, Kapan, Budanilkantha Metropolitan and Village Tourism Promotion Forum- Nepal on 19-20 June.  A total of 19 participants participated in the training course which included tourism and hospitality, language, housekeeping, garbage management, welcoming guests and preparing food. Both theory and practical knowledge were imparted to the trainees as part of their capacity building. In view of Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, the training has helped to create basic manpower needed for tourism industry. A closing ceremony was held on 20…

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Trekkers facing difficulty over Lukla -Ramechhap Flight

June 17 , 2019

Trekkers facing difficulty over Lukla -Ramechhap Flight

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal met with Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Mohan Krishna Sapkota on June 17, 2019 to discuss about the government’s recent decision to continue Lukla-Ramecchap flight and its impact on tourists and trekking entrepreneurs. During the meeting, President Mr. Dahal said that if the government was serious about continuing the Ramechhap-Lukla flights then it should do so by completely halting Kathmandu- Lukla flights. He further said, “The government must discourage airline companies from practicing nepotism while offering seats in the…

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TAAN Organizes TAX & VAT orientation to trekking entrepreneurs

June 13 , 2019

TAAN Organizes TAX & VAT orientation to trekking entrepreneurs

Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized two days Tourism VAT/TAX Orientation Class for trekking entrepreneurs on 13th & 14th June, 2019. A total of 500 trekking member agencies of TAAN took part in the program. The first day of training was inaugurated by Secretary of Ministry of Culture, tourism & Civil Aviation Mr. Mohan Krishna Sapkota.     The program was organized with major objective to impart essential knowledge and skills about  Existing Tourism Policy, Registration, renewal, penalty and other provision for Trekking Companies, Vat & Tax Policy, Role of Nepal Tourism Board in Promoting Tourism of Nepal and…

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Tourism and Hospitality Training held in Gorkha Heritage Trek

March 19 , 2019

Tourism and Hospitality Training held in Gorkha Heritage Trek

A 2 days  Tourism, Hospitality and Cook training was organized for the locals of Gorkha Heritage trek on 17 and 18 March 2019. Coordinated by Asian Alpine Treks & Expedition the training was supported by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN). Gorkha Heritage trek is a newly introduced trekking trail located in Gorkha district. A total of 20 local participants from Sirankot, Ramche  attended the training programme among whom 14 were women. 8 homestay owners from Thalajung, 7 homestay owners from Limikot, 2 guesthouse owner from Chaprak, restaurant owners each from Chitra and Jamune and 1 lodge owner from Ramtar…

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TAAN Welcomed Newly appointed NTB Board Member

March 12 , 2019

TAAN Welcomed Newly appointed NTB Board Member

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized a welcome and felicitation program for two newly appointed Board Members of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Ms. Pamfa Dhamala and Mr. Biplab Poudel on March 12, 2019 at TAAN Secretariat. On behalf of TAAN executive committee and its general members, TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal offered congratulations to both appointees who would be representing the interest of private sector in NTB. Raising the issue of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) with new NTB Board Members, he urged to take required initiations for effective implementation of Group TIMS while eliminating TIMS card for…

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President and Senior VP meets First Secretary Mr. Feng from Chinese Embassy

March 08 , 2019

President and Senior VP meets First Secretary Mr. Feng from Chinese Embassy

Mr. Feng Shaolin, First Secretary at the Embassy of China paid a visit to TAAN Secretariat on 8 March to discuss about trekking and its safety issues. Mr. Feng met with President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal and Senior Vice President Khum Bahadur Subedi on the occasion. Taking a keen interest in trekking activity, Mr. Feng inquired about the risk of trekking in the Himalayan region and the role of TAAN and other tourism related bodies in minimizing adventure mishaps in the Himalayas. President Dahal informed Mr. Feng about Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) jointly operated by Nepal Tourism Board and…

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Heartfelt Condolences!!

February 27 , 2019

Heartfelt Condolences!!

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is deeply saddened and moved by the untimely and unfortunate demise of Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Rabindra Adhikari, Chairman of Yeti Airlines and tourism veteran Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Mr. Birendra Shrestha, Under Secretary at the Prime Minister’s office Mr. Yubaraj Dahal, CAAN Engineer Dhruba Das Bhochhibhaya, Captain Prabhakar KC and Security Personnel Arjun Ghimire in a tragic helicopter accident that occurred on 27 February 2019 in Taplejung. This irreparable and profound loss of such prominent personalities from tourism…

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TAAN Joint- Lhosar Cultural Program – 2019

February 07 , 2019

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) celebrated a grand TAAN- Joint Lhosar Cultural Program on February 7, 2019 at Lainchaur Banquet, Kathmandu. TAAN has been organizing this festival to establish solidarity and unity among Nepalese tourism fraternity. The celebration is also an opportunity to bring members of all communities and promote ethnic harmony and brotherhood.  TAAN Joint Lhosar has become a flagship calendar event of TAAN where participants can also share ideas and interact in a light-hearted social setting. Honorable Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated the program. MoCTCA Secretary Mr. Krishna Prasad Devkota, Director…

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TAAN Joint Lhosar Cultural Program on February 7

January 29 , 2019

TAAN Joint Lhosar Cultural Program on February 7

Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) has been organizing TAAN Joint Lhosar Cultural Program as a calendar event to celebrate New Year festival of different ethnic groups living in mountain and hill areas of the country as well as to preserve Nepalese culture. This year TAAN is organizing TAAN Joint Lhosar Cultural Program in Lainchaur banquet, Kathmandu on February 7, 2019. As every year, this year too TAAN is organizing the event to promote Lhosar as an integral part of Nepalese tourism. TAAN has taken initiation to promote cultural tourism of Nepal. The event will support Visit Nepal Year 2020…

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TAAN organized Sri Lanka - Nepal Tourism Promotion Discussion Program

December 13 , 2018

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized Sri Lanka – Nepal Tourism discussion program on December 13 at TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal welcomed Her Excellency Ms. Swarna Perera, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal with khadas and bouquet. He expressed the friendly relationship among Nepal and Sri Lanka having long bilateral relations sharing many commonalities in terms of culture, religion and natural diversity. He emphasized upon the discussion program held to explore and identify strategies and action plans to promote tourism between two countries and hoped that the program to offer Nepali tour and trekking…

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TAAN Felicitates Mr. Suraj Vaidya, National Coordinator of VNY 2020

December 09 , 2018

TAAN Felicitates Mr. Suraj Vaidya, National Coordinator of VNY 2020

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) welcomed and felicitated Mr. Suraj Vaidya on December 9 at TAAN Secretariat for being appointed as the national coordinator of Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal congratulated and wished Mr. Vaidya for his successful tenure for making Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign a milestone for tourism development in Nepal. He said that Mr. Vaidya’s leadership will play vital role to coordinate and launch various programs and campaigns in order to bring 2 million foreign tourists to the country in the year of 2020. He requested Mr. Vaidya for his valuable…

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TAAN Concludes Training Workshop on Mountain Security and First Aid

December 05 , 2018

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has organized a certificate distribution ceremony of a 3-Day Training Workshop on Mountain Security and First Aid that was held at Nepal Mountain Academy, Kathmandu on December 5, 2018.  His Excellency Mr. Francois-Xavier LEGER, Ambassador of Embassy of France in Kathmandu was Chief Guest of the program.  A three-day training workshop on Mountain Security and First- Aid Training was organized by TAAN in joint coordination of Ice Himalaya President Mr. Maurice Duchene and his team from December 3-5. A total number of 62 trekking professionals participated in the training.  The workshop has been supported…

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TAAN Commences Mountain Security and First- Aid Training

December 03 , 2018

TAAN Commences Mountain Security and First- Aid Training

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) in collaboration of Ice Himalaya President Mr. Maurice Duchene and team has organized a three-day training workshop on Mountain Security and First Aid from today, December 3rd at Nepal Mountain Academy, Thapagaun, Bijulibazar. A total number of 62 trekking professionals from different member agencies has participated in the workshop. The workshop is been supported by Embassy of France in Kathmandu – La France au Népal. The technical supporters are Alliance Française Kathmandu, Société Française de Médecine de Catastrophe (SFMC), A), Association Nationale des Instructeurs et Moniteurs de Secourisme (ANIMS) and Secours En Montagne France. TAAN President…

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TAAN appoints Ramesh Kumar Mainali as a Legal Advisor

November 20 , 2018

TAAN appoints Ramesh Kumar Mainali as a Legal Advisor

According to the decision of TAAN Executive meeting held on November 2, TAAN appointed Mr. Ramesh Kumar Mainali as legal advisor and organized a welcome and felicitation program on November 20 wishing for his successful tenure. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal expressed the need of legal advisor for smooth operation of legal activities. He hoped that TAAN will receive legitimate direction from Mr. Mainali to address the legal issues that has become a hurdle for effective operation. President Dahal said that the legal advisor will be playing an important role in effectively implementing TIMS in various trekking regions where…

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TAAN along different Tourism Associations to raise a joint voice against issues in tourism sector

November 14 , 2018

TAAN along different Tourism Associations to raise a joint voice against issues in tourism sector

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has been raising its voice against various illegal and informal activities that are having negative impact on Nepal’s tourism sector. TAAN delegation visited different Ministry, related organizations and demanded for formulating effective regulations to facilitate tourism entrepreneurs in positive way. Although TAAN is making huge effort to appeal government for building a favorable environment with private sector to bring maximum number of quality tourists in Nepal and accomplish Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign successfully but government is not enforcing it. Hence, TAAN along different tourism associations together are going to handover LoU to the…

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TAAN demands for effective regulation of taking guide and porter through registered trekking company

November 02 , 2018

TAAN demands for effective regulation of taking guide and porter through registered trekking company

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) along with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Department of Tourism (DoT) visited Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Krishna Prasad Devkota on November 02 2018, to discuss on Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) and proper implementation of porter and guide mandatory while trekking. Speaking in the meeting, TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal emphasized on importance of TIMS to ensure safety and security of trekkers and to control illegal trekking operation. TIMS being implemented in only particular area of Annapurna Region, he expressed that TIMS is the property of government…

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