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Trekkers gone out of contact in Annapurna Base Camp area

January 18 , 2020

TAAN Nepal Kathmandu, TAAN Nepal Pokhara, Tourist Police Pokhara, UNITRAV and All Nepal Tourism Workers Union are coordinating 24 hours with dealing a situation and managed the sent resuce team at Avalanche place near from Hinku Cave.Our resue team reached the Avalanche area. Local level also - led by Chairman of Ward No.11 Mr. Him Gurung Annapurna Munipalicity, Chhomrong Tourism Management Committee and Century Youth Club-A helicopter flown to rescue the Missing trekkers and workers. Thank you all support from local level and media freinds too. Any further information please contact us. Simbir Ghale Media coordinator 984-1146306

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TAAN to establish TIMS Check post at Melamchi and Kutumsang

January 09 , 2020

TAAN to establish TIMS Check post at Melamchi and Kutumsang

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized a joint- discussion meeting with five Rural Municipalities – Malamchi Municipality, Jugal Rural Municipality, Panchpokhari Thangpal Rural Municipality, Helambu Rural Municipality and Indrawati Rural Municipality on January 9 to establish Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) check Post. “Having a centralized database containing information on trekkers and trekking routes are useful in maintaining the trekkers’ safety and security, TIMS card is must to be issued by all trekkers”, President Mr. Khum Bahahdur Subedi highlighted upon importance of TIMS and advised all 5 representatives of Rural Municipality to joint hands together for TIMS check post…

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Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign officially inaugurated

January 01 , 2020

Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign officially inaugurated

The much awaited National Campaign “Visit Nepal Year 2020” was inaugurated by the President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on January 1, 2020 by lighting the “Flame of Unity” and unveiling the mascot of the VNY Yeti. The VNY 2020 is being observed as a national festival with a target to bring in 2 million tourists, and with a determination to establish tourism sector as the major foundation of Nepal’s economic prosperity. Speaking in the inaugural ceremony, President Bhandari urged all for building greater cooperation and contribution to make the national campaign a grand success stating that such event helps achieve the…

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Phikuri Peak Trekking Trail Explored

December 16 , 2019

Phikuri Peak Trekking Trail Explored

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) recently helped explore Phikuri Peak Trekking Trail located in Nuwakot District. The five days exploration visit of the new trekking trail, starting from Mangsir 21 -25, 2076, was organized by Rasuwa Nuwakot Paryatan Samaj (RNPS) and supported by TAAN. Phikuri Peak Trekking trail is one of the newest trekking trails in Nepal and is named after the picturesque Phikuri peak (3800). The peak offers breathtaking views of majestic Himalayas including Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang and Mt. Dorje Lakpa. Populated mainly by culturally rich Tamang and Gurung communities, one can observe typical Nepali village life,…

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TAAN opposes double entry fees in national park

December 06 , 2019

TAAN opposes double entry fees in national park

A delegation led by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi met with Hon’ble Minister for Forest and Environment Mr. Shakti Bahadur Basnet on December 6, 2019 TAAN First Vice President Mr. Cholendra Bahadur Karki handed over three point memorandum to the Minister Basnet expressing strong opposition to the decision of Sagarmatha National Park and Shivapuri Conservation Area to charge double entry fees as well as the requirement of compulsory 'Local Nature Guides' for visitors entering the park. TAAN Secretary Mr. Damodar Dhakal stated that it is really unfortunate to require a local guide to enter…

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TAAN discusses on Ramechhap tourism promotion

November 19 , 2019

TAAN discusses on Ramechhap tourism promotion

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) held a meeting with Manthali Municipality of Ramechhap district on November 19.  As the government has decided to divert all flights of Lukla to Manthali airport from the Tribhuvan International Airport, tourists are facing difficulties due to ineffective management of airport and infrastructure. Discussing in the meeting, tourism entrepreneurs in Ramechhap are gearing up to develop the infrastructure in Manthali Municipality and TAAN has decided to provide skill-based training to entrepreneurs. “As entrepreneurs in Manthali have demanded skill-based training, we have decided to provide hospitality training here to improve the service quality,” TAAN General…

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TAAN to conduct Int'l Promotion Campaign

October 31 , 2019

TAAN to conduct Int'l Promotion Campaign

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi met with Hon'ble Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on October 31, 2019. President Subedi apprised Minister Gyawali about the International Promotional Campaign TAAN is planning to organize in 22 different countries, viz., India, China, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, Dubai, Canada, USA, Japan, Qatar, Bangladesh, Germany, Belgium, Korea, Switzerland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Portugal and Australia in 2019-20. “The major agenda for organizing the promotional campaign is to promote and support Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign," said President Subedi. He also informed Minister Gyawali that trekking…

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Tourism Secretary to resolve problems in tourism sector

October 23 , 2019

Tourism Secretary to resolve problems in tourism sector

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) paid a courtesy call on Mr. Kedar Bahadur Adhikari, Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on 23 October, 2019. The delegation led by TAAN President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi handed over 9-point memorandum to Secretary Adhikari apprising the latter about existing problems faced by Nepali tourism industry. The delegation pointed out the impractical imposition of expensive and double trekking permit fee as well as the need to make it mandatory to have at least two trekkers for trekking. Stating the importance of TIMS in controlling illegal trekking…

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Branding Eastern Nepal for tourism development

October 23 , 2019

Branding Eastern Nepal for tourism development

TAAN President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi conducted a meeting with representatives of Eastern region, namely Mr. Milan Dahal, Mr. Kushum Bhattarai and Mr. Bhola Main Dahal at the TAAN secretariat on 23 October 2019 to discuss about the prospect of promoting tourism in Eastern Nepal. Mr. Milan Dahal stated about the recent initiative undertaken by the local community to promote Eastern destinations such as Jhapa, Dharan, Dhankuta, Kanchenjunga etc for short tours as well as longer trekking holidays. "The culture and lifestyle of indigenous Meche, Satara and Santhal communities, the picturesque Shree Antu hill, Kichakbadh, Pathibhara, Mt. Kanchenjunga and white…

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NRNA of Finland commits to help in tourism promotion

October 20 , 2019

NRNA of Finland commits to help in tourism promotion

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) hold a meeting with former NRNA President of Finland on October 20, 2019 to discuss on possible ways to promote Nepalese tourism in Finland. TAAN President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi drew the attention on the possibilities and challenges for Nepali tourism industry and the role of NRNA in tourism promotion. In the context of Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, President Subedi requested Finland representatives to go hand in hand and create favorable environment to promote Nepalese tourism in Finland.  Former NRNA President of Finland Mr. Balkrishna Shrestha emphasized on making strong and attractive digitalize content for…

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TAAN Team visits TIMS Check Post

October 17 , 2019

TAAN Team visits TIMS Check Post

The team led by TAAN President Khum Bahadur Subedi visited TIMS Check Posts in Dhampus, Birethanti and Besishahar on October 17 and 18.  The main objective of visit was to monitor the ongoing status of check post and its necessary maintenance and to listen to problems and challenges in implementation of TIMS in Annapurna Region.TAAN Treasurer Ms. Ritu Gyamdan and Executive Member Mr. Sanam Sherpa were present in the team. The visit to three TIMs check post was very effective as the team monitored the ongoing activities from check post. The team is concerned on required maintenance for the check…

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TAAN suggests policy reforms to Tourism Minister

October 10 , 2019

  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

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

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 Organized Hiking to Indra Daha

September 28 , 2019

TAAN Organized Hiking to Indra Daha

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) with the support of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Chadragiri Rural Municipality ward no. 1, organized a hiking program to Indra Daha Chowk with the global theme: “Tourism and Jobs – A Better Future to All” on 28 September 2019. Chief Guest of the event Honorable Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Mr. Arun Prasad Nepal of Province no. 3 inaugurated the hiking at Syuchatar. Local inhabitants and Ama Samuha of Chadragiri Rural Municipality ward no. 13 welcomed Chief Guief, organizer and participants in their local…

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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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