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Royalties for Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Lhotse halved

September 26 , 2005

In a bid to promote the much awaited 50th anniversary celebrations of the first ascent of Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Lhotse, His Majesty's Government has decided to reduce the permit fees for climbing the peaks by a 50 per cent. The expedition teams seeking permission to climb the two peaks will be provided the facility from March to June 2006. The Golden Jubilee celebration of first ascent to the two mountains is being observed throughout the year 2006. The decision has been made under the policy of observing the Golden Jubilee of the first ascent to the mountains above 8,000…

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Nepal-San Marino diplomatic ties established

September 26 , 2005

The Kingdom of Nepal and Republic of San Marino have established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level, according to the Foreign Ministry. Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Charge d' Affairs and Acting Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Nepal to the United Nations and Daniele D. Bodini Permanent Representative of San Marino to the United Nations signed the agreement of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries amidst a special function in New York on 10 August 2005. San Marino is a landlocked country in Europe, which has close historical and political ties with Italy. The country has around 29,000…

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HRA to organise health clinic at Gosainkunda

September 26 , 2005

As usual, Himalayan Escue Association Nepal (HRA) is going to organise a temporary health clinic at the sacred pilgrimage site of Gosainkunda during the Janaipurnima festival this year (August 19, 2005). A 10-member team of volunteer doctors and supporting staff is leaving for Gosainkunda on August 14. The team will return to Kathmandu on August 21, according to HRA. The medical team will provide health services to the pilgrims, who are likely to suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and other health problems. Thousands of pilgrims visit the site and take a holy bath in the pond. HRA provides infromation…

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2nd Thuraya TAAN Mountain Bike Championship & TAAN Afforestation Program.

September 20 , 2005

With the theme of “Let’s preserve the nature for future generation”, the World Environment Day will be marked. Programmes: 1) Second Thuraya-TAAN Mountain Bike Championship (from Bhaktapur Durbar Square to TAAN Forest in Kashi Bhanjyang, Kavrepalanchowk) 2) TAAN afforestation programme at TAAN Forest 3) Lunch.

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September 20 , 2005

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The State of Emergency lifted in Nepal

September 15 , 2005

In accordance with the Article 115 (11) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal 1990, the state of emergency is lifted effective from April 29, 2005, Friday. The state of emergency throughout the Kingdom of Nepal was ordered in accordance with Article 115 (1) of the Constitution on February 1, 2005. This information was carried in a press release issued by Royal Palace Secretariat. Nepali travel trade sector welcomed the decision and believed the decision will enhance Nepali trade sector and tourism industry.

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Nepal is a suitable venue for tourism activities

September 15 , 2005

The visiting tourists, tour operators and journalists from different parts of the world have found Nepal a safe tourist destination as well as a suitable venue for tourism-related activities. A group of Canadian and American visitors said that they did not face any problem during their visit to Nepal. They blamed the international media for spreading rumours about Nepal without assessing the ground realities. According to them, they have found that the situation in Nepal is somewhat different from what the foreign media has been portraying. Similarly, a team of Bangladeshi journalists, which is on a familiarization trip to Nepal,…

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Tourist arrivals down by 38 % in April

September 15 , 2005

A total of 18,879 tourists visited Nepal by air in the month of April 2005. The figure is a decrease of 38 per cent as compared to the number of the corresponding month of last year. According to the figures made available by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the arrivals of Indian tourists decreased by 33 per cent, while the third country arrival was down by 40 per cent as compared to the figures of the same period last year. However, visitors' arrival in the second half of the month improved tremendously as the first half was down by more…

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First NATTA Travel Mart-2005 to open Friday

September 15 , 2005

The First NATTA Travel Mart-2005 will be opened amidst a grand ceremony at the Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC), New Baneshwor, on May 13. About 170 foreign travel trade entrepreneurs have registered their names for participation in the travel mart. Domestic as well as foreign participants will take part in the mart. The participants are from India, China, Laos, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Malaysia and Bangladesh. Presidents of national travel trade related associations would be participating as panelists in the plenary session. Chairman of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association (UFTAA) Uday Nayakkara is scheduled…

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49th anniversary of first ascent of Mt. Manaslu marked

September 15 , 2005

The 49th anniversary of the first successful summit of Mt. Manaslu by Nepali and Japanese mountaineers was commemorated by organizing a variety of programmes in the capital on Monday (May 9). The day that added a milestone in the friendly relationship between Nepal and Japan is being observed as the Manaslu Day since the past few years. Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa of Nepal and Toshio Imanishi of Japan had successfully scaled the 8162-meter high Mt. Manaslu on May 9, 1953. Marking the occasion, a programme was organized here today in honor of the Japanese working in various sectors in Nepal. At…

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Korean team climb Mt. Dhaulagiri

September 15 , 2005

One member and three high altitude Sherpas of 2005 Korean Dhaulagiri Peak Expedition Team successfully climbed the 8,168-metre Mt. Dhaulagiri at 5:00pm on May 4, 2005, according to a press release received from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Tuesday. Those who scaled the peak are Mr. Im Bok Choi, 20, from Korea, and Mr. Dowa Sherpa, 45 yrs, Mr. Serap Jangbu Sherpa, 35, and Mr. Pema Tshiring Sherpa, 35. Led by Mr. Jae Hong Ahn from Korea, the 8-member 2005 Korea Dhaulagiri Peak Expedition team was given permission to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri I from North East…

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Two climbers die

September 15 , 2005

At least two mountaineers have lost their lives while trying to scale Mt. Everest. Michael Corey OÂ’Brien, an American citizen, died on Sunday after he fell into the icefall while descending to base camp from camp 1, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA). OÂ’Brien was one of the seven members of the International Everest Parivar Expedition 2005. The expedition was led by Daniel Lee Mazur from the USA. Handled by Everest Parivar Expedition, Kathmandu, the team was trying to climb the 8,848-metre peak from the normal southeast ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and…

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The State of Emergency lifted in Nepal

September 15 , 2005

In accordance with the Article 115 (11) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal 1990, the state of emergency is lifted effective from April 29, 2005, Friday. The state of emergency throughout the Kingdom of Nepal was ordered in accordance with Article 115 (1) of the Constitution on February 1, 2005. This information was carried in a press release issued by Royal Palace Secretariat. Nepali travel trade sector welcomed the decision and believed the decision will enhance Nepali trade sector and tourism industry.

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Two climbers die

June 28 , 2005

At least two mountaineers have lost their lives while trying to scale Mt. Everest. Michael Corey OÂ’Brien, an American citizen, died on Sunday after he fell into the icefall while descending to base camp from camp 1, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA). OÂ’Brien was one of the seven members of the International Everest Parivar Expedition 2005. The expedition was led by Daniel Lee Mazur from the USA. Handled by Everest Parivar Expedition, Kathmandu, the team was trying to climb the 8,848-metre peak from the normal southeast ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and…

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The State of Emergency lifted in Nepal

May 13 , 2005

In accordance with the Article 115 (11) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal 1990, the state of emergency is lifted effective from April 29, 2005, Friday. The state of emergency throughout the Kingdom of Nepal was ordered in accordance with Article 115 (1) of the Constitution on February 1, 2005. This information was carried in a press release issued by Royal Palace Secretariat. Nepali travel trade sector welcomed the decision and believed the decision will enhance Nepali trade sector and tourism industry.

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Kathmandu in TripAdvisor's top 25 destinations list

November 30 , -0001

Kathmandu in TripAdvisor's top 25 destinations list

Popular travel portal TripAdvisor has included Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, in the list of 25 destinations in its 'Travelers' Choice Destinations 2015' list. Kathmandu is in 19th position in the list. The destinations were selected using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. Kathmandu is the only South Asian city in the list. "Nepal's capital is surrounded by a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages," the site writes about Kathmandu, suggesting visitors to…

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First aid training for trekking guides kicks off

November 30 , -0001

First aid training for trekking guides kicks off

A two-day 'Scenario-based First Aid Training and First Aid Management in Rural Areas' for trekking guides kicked off at Balaju Garden in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing the training to enhance professionalism of trekking guides and make them capable enough to provide first aid to trekkers in case of medical emergencies. Altogether 30 trekking guides from different trekking companies of TAAN are participating in the training. First Aid Instructor Mr Graham Frith and Advanced Paramedics Mrs Juliet Firtzpatrick and Mr Steve Price are facilitating the training. Mr Firth has been teaching first aid and…

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First aid training for trekking guides kicks off

November 30 , -0001

First aid training for trekking guides kicks off

A two-day 'Scenario-based First Aid Training and First Aid Management in Rural Areas' for trekking guides kicked off at Balaju Garden in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing the training to enhance professionalism of trekking guides and make them capable enough to provide first aid to trekkers in case of medical emergencies. Altogether 30 trekking guides from different trekking companies of TAAN are participating in the training. First Aid Instructor Mr Graham Frith and Advanced Paramedics Mrs Juliet Firtzpatrick and Mr Steve Price are facilitating the training. Mr Firth has been teaching first aid and…

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TAAN participates in Manaslu & Lhotse Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

November 30 , -0001

TAAN participates in Manaslu & Lhotse Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation together with different travel trade associations, including Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), organized series of programs on April 30 as part of the Mt Manaslu and Mt Lhotse Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The celebrations began with a colorful procession that began from Khullamanch and went through Kantipath, Thamel, Sorakhutte and Lainchour before concluding at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum premises. Army band, dhime troupe and colorful performance of different ethnic groups were the major attractions of the rally. Manaslu and Lhotse summiteers were paraded in open jeeps. TAAN office-bearers, member companies and staffers…

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Fulee Sherpa nominated as TAAN Executive Committee Member

November 30 , -0001

Fulee Sherpa nominated as TAAN Executive Committee Member

The 22nd meeting of Trekking Agencies' Association of Npeal (TAAN) Executive Committee has nominamted Ms Fulee Sherpa, the marketing director of International Sherpa Adventure, as TAAN Exuective Member. With the nomination, the 23-member executive committee has become complete. As per the TAAN Statute, the executive committee has to nomiante four exeuctive members, incuding a woman. Three executive committee members have already been nominated.

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