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12th AGM of TAAN Western Regional Chapter Pokhara held

October 18 , 2005

Tourism entrepreneurs have emphasised the need for conducting various more effective promotional activities for promoting Pokhara and its surrounding areas as tourist destinations. They also expressed their serious concern over the declining tourist arrivals in Pokhara over the years. They made the remark while addressing the 12th annual general meeting of Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Chapter Pokhara on Saturday (August 20, 2005). Addressing the meeting as the chief guest, Mr. Deepak Mahat, President of TAAN Central Committee, said that more tourism related activities have to be carried out in order to promote tourism potentialities of Pokhara…

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Check illegal operations: TAAN

October 18 , 2005

Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) has urged His Majesty's Government to adopt an effective measure to check illegal operations in the trekking industry. "Trekking agencies are losing their jobs due to illegal operations conducted by foreigners working as team leaders, the non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), hotels, travel agencies and individuals," said Mr. Deepak Mahat, the President of TAAN. Mr. Mahat asked the government to introduce the provision of the Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC) to check the illegal operations. "We are ready to work together with the government to discourage the illegal operations if it requires our…

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Langtang Festival in November

October 18 , 2005

In a bid to explore and highlight new touristic areas, cultural and natural heritage and services of the Langtang area in Rasuwa district, a weeklong Langtang festival is going to be organised in the Langtang Valley from November 12-18, 2005. The festival aims to promote the Langtang area as a safe tourist destination. Another objective of the festival is to forge partnership among various stakeholders associated to the promotion of tourism. Situated close to Kathmandu, the area has a lot of prospects for promoting soft trekking, religious and cultural tourism. The Langtang region is considered the third important trekking area…

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RNAC revises fares

October 18 , 2005

The national flag carrier Royal nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC) has revised the air fares to different destinations. The revised fares will be effective till August 30, 2005. The RNAC has reduced the fares in the Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi and Mumbai sectors in view of the convenience of the passengers, according to a press statement issued by RNAC. One-way fare on the Kathmandu-Dubai and Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur sector has been slashed to Rs 14,000 from Rs 18,000. The two-way fares for the sectors have been fixed at Rs 28,000 from Rs 35,000. The two-way fares for the Kathmandu-Mumbai sector has…

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12th AGM of TAAN Western Regional Chapter Pokhara held

October 18 , 2005

Tourism entrepreneurs have emphasised the need for conducting various more effective promotional activities for promoting Pokhara and its surrounding areas as tourist destinations. They also expressed their serious concern over the declining tourist arrivals in Pokhara over the years. They made the remark while addressing the 12th annual general meeting of Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Chapter Pokhara on Saturday (August 20, 2005). Addressing the meeting as the chief guest, Mr. Deepak Mahat, President of TAAN Central Committee, said that more tourism related activities have to be carried out in order to promote tourism potentialities of Pokhara…

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Royalties for Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Lhotse halved

October 18 , 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

October 18 , 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

October 18 , 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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Nag Panchami festival marked

October 18 , 2005

Hindus celebrated celebrating the Nag (the serpent god) Panchami festival across the Kingdom on August 10, 2005. The devotees perform pooja and paste portraits of Nags over the main gates of their houses. The serpent-gods are protectors of earth. It is believed that the worship of Nagas insures that there will be no drought.

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Nagpokhari Utsav begins

October 18 , 2005

The Nagpokhari Utsav 2062 began on August 10, 2005 with a lot of recreational activities for the visitors. The Utsav being organised for the third consecutive year for four days would be helpful preserving the historic Nagpokhari and generate awareness related to the preservation the precious heritage sites. Manager of Tourism Products and Resource Development of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Hikmat Singh Ayer said that going by the enthusiasm of visitors towards the festival in the previous years, it is hoped that the festival would attract a large number of visitors this time around also. The beautiful garden, peaceful and…

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Bajracharya discusses air links with Malaysia

October 18 , 2005

Bajracharya discusses air links with Malaysia Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Buddhi Raj Bajracharya held a meeting with the Minister of Transport of Malaysia Dato Seri Chan Kong Choy in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur today and discussed matters of mutual interest. During the meeting, Minister Bajracharya expressed the view that the additional air service between the two countries would help promote and consolidate the bilateral relations. He pointed out the significance of air transportation and tourism for Nepal, the land locked country which is rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage. Malaysian Transport Minister Dato Seri Chan…

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Allegations against TAAN baseless

October 18 , 2005

Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) has refuted allegations by some of its members against the association’s President and executive committee. The association called the allegations as ‘baseless’. At the initiative of some companies, who are against the interest of the umbrella organisation, a signature campaign was conducted to defame the executive committee. They had collected signatures of some 182 companies and handed in a reprimand letter at the TAAN Secretariat. But most of the companies withdrew their support to the above-mentioned companies, as the latter had collected the signatures by telling lies. In their letters, the companies have said…

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Arrivals up slightly in July

October 18 , 2005

The number of tourists visiting Nepal by air in July 2005 increased by 4 per cent as compared to the same month last year. A total of 19,505 tourists visited the country last month, according to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). Arrivals from neighboring markets such as India, Bangladesh and China increased significantly last month. The number of Indian visitors shot up by 23 per cent, while the non-Indian segment showed a decline. NTB believes that the persistent media coverage on Nepal as a travel destination and presence of television advertisement in the Indian market has resulted in re-building assurance…

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‘Nepal safe, best destination’

October 18 , 2005

RSS KATHMANDU, Aug. 4: A ‘travel mart’ was organised recently in Kolkata, India with a view to publicising the tourism destinations in Nepal in the international sector. At the three-day travel mart organised by the Nepalese tourism entrepreneurs and the Royal Nepalese Consulate General in Kolkata, the visitors took interest in tourism products of Nepal and the peace and security situation. On the occasion Honorary Royal Nepalese Consul Dr. Govinda Prasad Kusum said that Nepal is a safe and best tourist destination, it is learnt from Nepal Tourism Board. The Minister for Forest of the west Bengal State Government also…

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RNAC revises fares

September 26 , 2005

The national flag carrier Royal nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC) has revised the air fares to different destinations. The revised fares will be effective till August 30, 2005. The RNAC has reduced the fares in the Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi and Mumbai sectors in view of the convenience of the passengers, according to a press statement issued by RNAC. One-way fare on the Kathmandu-Dubai and Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur sector has been slashed to Rs 14,000 from Rs 18,000. The two-way fares for the sectors have been fixed at Rs 28,000 from Rs 35,000. The two-way fares for the Kathmandu-Mumbai sector has…

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12th AGM of TAAN Western Regional Chapter Pokhara held

September 26 , 2005

Tourism entrepreneurs have emphasised the need for conducting various more effective promotional activities for promoting Pokhara and its surrounding areas as tourist destinations. They also expressed their serious concern over the declining tourist arrivals in Pokhara over the years. They made the remark while addressing the 12th annual general meeting of Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Chapter Pokhara on Saturday (August 20, 2005). Addressing the meeting as the chief guest, Mr. Deepak Mahat, President of TAAN Central Committee, said that more tourism related activities have to be carried out in order to promote tourism potentialities of Pokhara…

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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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