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TAAN Congratulates Newly Elected Board Member of TGAN

September 12 , 2018

The newly elected Executive Board Members of Trekking Guide Association of Nepal (TGAN) led by President Mr. Karna Bahadur Ghale, were welcomed by TAAN Executive Board Members on September 12, at TAAN head office, Maligaun, Kathmandu.   TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal welcomed all the Board Members of TGAN, and extended good wishes for their successful tenure. He emphasized that TGAN and TAAN should be together as they are like two wheels of a same chariot. 'We are pleased to make progress with regular coordination and collaboration with TGAN for promoting and uplifting trekking business." President Dahal said.  …

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TAAN Announces Vacancy for Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O).

September 06 , 2018

TAAN Announces Vacancy for Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O).

Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) a Non-profit Organization working in the field of trekking and tourism is seeking to recruit in the following post for the Kathmandu Secretariat Office Maligaun, Kathmandu. This position is on a contract basis.   Chief Executive Officer – 1 Education Level: Master Experience Required: More than or equals to 7 years Master's Degree in Management (priorities to those with tourism related degrees) Proven record previously in initiating tourism idea/ Programs successfully knowledge about nation and international tourism  Job Description Overall management of Secretariat office, TIMS Department and TIMS Check post Drafting Reports and Proposal…

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TAAN Organized an Interaction program on Role of Honorary Consuls Corps (HCC-N) in Promotion of Tourism

September 01 , 2018

TAAN Organized an Interaction program on Role of Honorary Consuls Corps (HCC-N) in Promotion of Tourism

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) jointly organized an Interaction program with the Honorary Consul on September 2. Honb’l Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Mr. Rabindra Adhikari was the Chief Guest of the program. TAAN President, also the Honorary Consul of Estonia Mr. Nava Raj Dahal welcoming the honorary consuls and consul office representatives attending the program, applauded upon the role of Honorary Consular Corps Nepal (HCC-N) in making Visit Nepal Year 2020 a huge success. He said that honorary consuls are vitally important to disseminate the message to their respective countries that Nepal…

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TAAN Hold an Interaction program with the Past Presidents

August 23 , 2018

TAAN Hold an Interaction program with the Past Presidents

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) conducted a joint meeting with the past presidents of TAAN till 2017 to discuss upon the burning issues of tourism industry and to deliberate the activities of TAAN Secretariat in future. Speaking on the meeting, TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal exclaimed on ineffective operation of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). He proclaimed upon introducing new alternative to ensure the safety and security of trekkers. He requested the past presidents to suggest the changes to be made to effectively carry out the activities of TAAN. He expressed that due to the time constraint, all Past…

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TAAN Felicitates the Newly Elected Board Members of VITOF- Nepal

August 21 , 2018

TAAN Felicitates the Newly Elected Board Members of VITOF- Nepal

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized a felicitation program to congratulate and welcome the new Executive committee of Village Tourism Promotion Forum (VITOF) -Nepal led by the President Mr. Dhurba Simkhada. The program started with the welcome remarks by TAAN’s President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal congratulating all new executive committee of VITOF-Nepal for being elected and wished for their successful tenure in office. President Dahal in his welcome remarks, mentioned that new committee on board will help strengthen to contribute for the development and promotion of village tourism. TAAN and VITOF- Nepal working together in past days for promoting…

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TAAN along other tourism association paid a courtesy call to Mayor of KMC

August 10 , 2018

TAAN along other tourism association paid a courtesy call to Mayor of KMC

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Association of Travel and Tour Agents (NATTA), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Hotel Association Nepal (HAN), Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) and Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal (SOTTO) jointly handed four-point Letter of Understanding (LoU) to the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mr. Bidhya Sundar Shakya. Representatives from tourism association jointly presented the general issues in tourism sector of Nepal. The major request included that Metropolitan Office should collect local municipality tax from the current Fiscal Year 2075/76 from the tourism trade. Similarly, the associates urged upon collecting equal amount of…

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An interaction held between TAAN and representatives from Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment development committee of Province No. 3

August 05 , 2018

An interaction held between TAAN and representatives from Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment development committee of Province No. 3

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and representatives from Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment development committee of Province No. 3, hold an interaction program on the current issues of Nepal’s tourism on August 5.  TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal presented the major issues faced by Nepal’s tourism sector. He requested all the Honb’l representatives to be focused and prioritized on infrastructures like airport and road, re- construction and maintenance of heritage sites. He highlighted on the policy making strategies for benefiting the entire tourism industry of Nepal through developing a promotional strategy to uplift the tourism of Nepal. Province No.3…

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TAAN Organized an Interaction Program to Discuss upon ongoing issues in Tourism Industry

July 22 , 2018

TAAN Organized an Interaction Program to Discuss upon ongoing issues in Tourism Industry

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized an interaction program on 16th April to discuss the ongoing issues of tourism sector of Nepal. The Chief Guest of the interaction program was Honb’l Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Ravindra Adhikari and the Special Guest was Honb’l Secretary of Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Krishna Prasad Devkota and Joint- Secretary Mr. Ghanshyam Upadhyaya. TAAN President, Mr. Nava Raj Dahal explained the role played by TAAN for promoting mountain tourism of Nepal. Appraising the problems facing by Nepal's tourism in the present days, he said that maximum…

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TAAN Delegation Presents Issues of Tourism Industry to DG of DoT

July 13 , 2018

TAAN Delegation Presents Issues of Tourism Industry to DG of DoT

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) delegation led by the President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal congratulated the newly appointed Director General of Department of Tourism (DoT) Mr. Danduraj Ghimire and handed over the ten point of memorandum that includes ongoing issues faced by the Nepali tourism industry in general and the trekking sector in particular. President Dahal voiced on the issues like expensive and double trekking permits and compulsion of at least two trekkers. Stating the illegal operation of trekking company results accidents like missing, death, harassments and so on, he requested DG to take an initiative to make guide…

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TAAN Monitored Kanchanjunga Base Camp Circuit Trekking Trail

July 10 , 2018

TAAN Monitored Kanchanjunga Base Camp Circuit Trekking Trail

At end of April to beginning of May 2018 Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) monitored the trekking trail, hotel, catering and sanitation of Kanchanjunga base camp circuit trekking starting at Fungling Market from the headquarter of Taplejung district. Kanchanjunga Trekking Trail is culturally natural and collaborative way crossed by 4480 meters and crossed the sync of 4646 meters, both of which were started from the Fungling Market or Suketar in the district headquarters of Taplejung district. The Coordinator of Trekking Trail Monitoring and Maintenance Department Baburam Gurung reported that due to the Jeep Road, the pathway starting from Fungling…

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TAAN Explores Tamankhola Rural Municipality to Promote Rural Tourism

June 27 , 2018

TAAN Explores Tamankhola Rural Municipality to Promote Rural Tourism

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has taken an initiation to explore Tamankhola Rural Municipality of Baglung district to make it a new tourism destination which is promoted by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and supported by Tamankhola Rural municipality. TAAN has explored the trekking route from Brudhibang, BarahaLake, Gurjaghat, Narja, Nau Dalle Hill and Shole, till the terrain of Durlekh Hill. Tamankhola, one of the rural municipalities among four municipality and six rural municipality of Baglung district, Province No. 4. It is the only one rural municipality that is connected with Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Area. Traveling from Kathmandu to Bhayarbunga,…

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TIMS Fund Handover to the Family of 33 Deceased Trekking Workers

June 17 , 2018

On 15th June 2018, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) handed over Rs. 2 lakhs 50 thousand each to the family of 33 deceased trekking labours who lost their lives in Himalayas. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal welcoming all the guest and family of deceased trekking workers consulate the trekking workers who lost their lives during the trekking period due to natural disasters and other unavoidable uncertainties. He explained the importance of TIMS for controlling illegal trekking operation, generating employment opportunities and ensuring indemnity for trekking labours. Expressing the significance of TIMS to make…

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TAAN Organized Second Cleaning and Awareness Campaign

June 05 , 2018

TAAN Organized Second Cleaning and Awareness Campaign

On the occasion of 44th World Environment, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized 2nd Cleaning and Awareness Campaign at Swayamnbhunath area on June 5. TAAN started this campaign from Buddha Park, Swayambhu Stupa at 7 A.M. and ended at Aanandakuti, Swayambhunath at 10 A.M. The global theme for the day was “Beat Plastic Pollution; if you can’t reuse it, refuse it”. A total of 200 participants from different tourism associations including students and representatives from Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management took part. The campaign was chaired and inaugurated by TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal and Chief…

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TAAN Hosting Cleaning and Awareness Campaign at Swayambhunath Area

June 03 , 2018

TAAN Hosting Cleaning and Awareness Campaign at Swayambhunath Area

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is hosting 2nd Cleaning and Awareness Campaign at Swayamnbhunath area on June 5, 2018. TAAN has started cleaning and awareness campaign on March and is continuing the campaign on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018. The Campaign will start from Swayambhunath, Buddha Park at 7 A.M. 44th World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Tourism and environment being closely interrelated, all the tourism stakeholders and local people must be concerned upon the challenges faced by tourism industry due to…

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TAAN Marks 40th Anniversary

May 29 , 2018

TAAN Marks 40th Anniversary

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) celebrated its 40th anniversary today on May 29. Since its beginnings in 1979, the umbrella association of trekking agencies has facilitated to promote Mountain tourism of Nepal. Over the past 40 years, TAAN has explored new trekking destinations, contributed in construction and maintenance of trekking trails. TAAN has played a major role in promoting Nepal’s tourism in international arena through organizing various events. Till the 40 years of completion, there are total 1724 members of TAAN. TAAN has been facilitating its member agencies and will be introducing different programs to aid its members. Similarly, TAAN implemented…

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TAAN Eco- challenge on May 29

May 27 , 2018

 TAAN Eco- challenge on May 29

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing TAAN  Eco- challenge on May 29, 2018, the day when TAAN was established and the historical day that is International Sagarmatha day along with Republic day. TAAN will be celebrating this day as a festival by cutting a cake. “Sustainable Tourism, The Solution is Less Pollution” is the slogan and the major motto for organizing the event. The Chief Guest of the event will be Honb’l Minister of Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet.   TAAN Eco Challenge comprises cycling rally of total 8 k.m that starts from TAAN, Maligaun – Kamalpokhari – Charkhal  - Putalisadak…

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3rd Edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon Kicked off

May 19 , 2018

3rd Edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon Kicked off

TAAN organized 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon 2018 in Langtang region on May 19 with the slogan “Adventure Sports for Sustainable Tourism”. The event successfully disseminated the message that Nepal as an international destination for sports and sporting events. The marathon has helped to promote Nepal with Langtang in particular as one of the major destinations for adventure tourism among both international and national tourists through mass media. In the Chairmanship of TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal, the marathon was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Honb'l Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari. The 42.195 kilometers full marathon…

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TAAN to hold Third Edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon

May 10 , 2018

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) rescheduled Third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon on May 19, 2018 with a slogan ‘Adventure Sports for Sustainable Tourism’ due to some unavoidable circumstances on April 25, 2018. Started in 2016, the Marathon covers approximately 42.195 km and is opened for national and international participation under both male and female category. The marathon commences from Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m high) that lies in the Langtang National Park and end at Syabrubensi passing through Godha Tabela, Lama Hotel, Rimche, Sherpagaon, Khangjim, Bridhim and Ling ling. NRs. 1,05,000, NRs. 78,750 and NRs. 52,500 have been…

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TAAN Delegation meets local representatives in Langtang

May 07 , 2018

TAAN Delegation meets local representatives in Langtang

Preparation for International Langtang Marathon begins A delegation led by 1st Vice President of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Mr. Jeeban Thapa Magar along with Treasurer Ramkrishna Timalsina, Executive Member Gopal Shrestha and TIMS Incharge Rabindra Dhakal in coordination with Rasuwa-Nuwakot Tourism Society paid a courtesy call to President of Gosainkunda Rural Municipality at Dhunche to discuss about the 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS). TAAN Treasurer Ramkrishna Timalsina welcomed everyone present in the meeting. He informed that TAAN is organizing the third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon on May 19, 2018, and…

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Third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon Rescheduled on May 19

May 02 , 2018

 Third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon Rescheduled on May 19

TAAN International Langtang Marathon that was supposed to be happen on April 25, 2018 was postponed due to some unavoidable circumstances. The new date of the event has been rescheduled on May 19, 2018. The event will be organizing with the slogan ‘Adventure Sports for Sustainable Tourism’ with the major objective to promote Nepal with Langtang in particular as one of the major destinations for adventure tourism among both international and domestic tourists. The winner of 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon will receive Rs.1,05,000 on both men and women category. Similarly, Second and Third Prize carries a purse of Rs.…

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