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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 Appoints New C.E.O.

December 06 , 2018

TAAN Appoints New C.E.O.

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bikram Thapa Magar to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately from December 6, 2018. After a month of search and selection process, Thapa Magar was among three finalists who sat with TAAN Staff Selection Committee and senior leadership, for formal and informal interviews. The Board made its final selection on November 25, 2018. Mr. Thapa Magar has completed his Msc on field of Hospitality and Tourism Management from Sheffield Hallam University, UK Education Board. Welcoming the new C.E.O. TAAN President Nava Raj…

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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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TAAN Discussed on Burning Challenges of Nepal’s Tourism with Different Organizations

October 25 , 2018

TAAN Discussed on Burning Challenges of Nepal’s Tourism with Different Organizations

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) conducted a two- days meeting on October 24th and on 25th at TAAN Secretariat on the topic of ongoing burning issues of Nepal’s tourism sector. The first day meeting was with tourism organizations of political parties and second day meeting was with tourism organizations such as NMA, NATTA, HAN, HRA and many more.   More than 40 members, representing different tourism associations, tourism organizations of political parties along with TAAN Executive Members were present in the meeting in both days.   TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal chaired the meeting and voiced on current problems and…

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TAAN Celebrated World Tourism Day Inaugurating a New Hiking Destination

September 25 , 2018

TAAN Celebrated World Tourism Day Inaugurating a New Hiking Destination

On the occasion of 39th World Tourism Day, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) in collaboration of different tourism organization organized a hiking on Tuesday with the slogan “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”. Chief Guest Honb’l Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated the new hiking route from Kakani Memorial Park to Suryachaur. In the meantime, Minister Adhikari said that the new hiking destination will help in the promotion of local tourism. “For the development of Kakani Memorial Park to Suryachaur, the physical condition of central road is important”, Minister Adhikari said that government will be focusing…

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TAAN organizing hiking on the occasion of World Tourism Day

September 21 , 2018

TAAN organizing hiking on the occasion of World Tourism Day

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) along other tourism associations is organizing a hiking program from Kakani to Suryachaur on September 25. TAAN has been organizing various activities to celebrate the day with the slogan provided by UNWTO. World Tourism Day 2018 is being celebrated throughout the country with the slogan “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”. The Chief Guest of the event will be Honb’l Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Rabindra Adhikari. The hike will start from Kakani Memorial Park and end at Suryachaur Hill passing through Shivapuri National Park.…

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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 Welcomes New Elected Executive Committee of TAAN (WRA), Pokhara

September 02 , 2018

TAAN Welcomes New Elected Executive Committee of TAAN (WRA), Pokhara

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) central executive committee welcomed and congratulated the newly elected executive member of TAAN Western Regional Association, Pokhara led by the President Mr. Hari Bhujel on September 2. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal congratulating and wishing the newly elected executive committee of TAAN WRA, Pokhara for their successful tenure in office, said that Kathmandu and Pokhara being different due to geography, the activities being taken place by TAAN Central office and TAAN WRA, Pokhara is same. Expressing the challenges on trekking business, he highlighted upon the opportunities like stable government, declaration of Visit Nepal…

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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 1. 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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