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TAAN Hold Meeting with NTB

March 06 , 2018

TAAN Hold Meeting with NTB

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) hold a meeting at TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun on March 6, 2018 with an agenda about ongoing topic Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal enunciated the importance of TIMS for dissuading the illegal trekking operation. The issues raised on TIMS, not only being issue of TAAN or NTB but has become national issue. Stating about the MoU signed between TAAN and NTB, he said that it includes the division of fund as 30 % for TAAN, 30% for NTB, 30% as a joint- fund and remaining…

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TAAN Visits Member Secretary of NSC

March 05 , 2018

TAAN Visits Member Secretary of NSC

On March 5, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) delegation led by the 1st Vice- President Jeeban Thapa Magar visits Mr. Khesav Kumar Bista, the Member Secretary of National Sports Council (NSC). TAAN 1st Vice- President Magar apprised upon 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon that is going to be held on April 25, 2018. He handed over the proposal of 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon to Member Secretary Bista stating that TAAN has been organizing this event since two years to mark the anniversary of massive earthquake 2015 that hugely affected Langtang region. “TAAN has launched a trail reconstruction program…

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TAAN Welcomed Incharge of Tourist Police Unit

February 28 , 2018

TAAN Welcomed Incharge of Tourist Police Unit

On 28th February, 2018 Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) President Nava Raj Dahal welcomed the Incharge of Tourist Police Unit, Rupa Thapa at TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun. President Dahal stated the interconnected relationship between TAAN and tourist police where both are equally responsible to work hand in hand. He requested tourist police should emphasize more on Thamel area, heritage sites and airport area where tourists face many hassles. He also solicited to appoint tourist police who are familiar to English language that will help to assist tourists during any problem.  “We are always ready to support and help you in…

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TAAN welcomed the Joint- Secretary of IRD

February 25 , 2018

TAAN welcomed the Joint- Secretary of IRD

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) President Nava Raj Dahal welcomed the Joint- Secretary of Inland Revenue Department (IRD)constituency no- 1,  Jhalak Ram Adhikari at TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun on 25th February, 2018. He raised the voice upon TAX and VAT issues facing by tourism entrepreneurs. He said “We don’t want to evade tax; we only want the government to simplify provisions related to tax”. Thus, he requested Mr. Adhikari to seriously consider the issues raised by TAAN and organize an orientation program related TAX and VAT to TAAN’s member agencies.       IRD Joint- Secretary, Adhikari was very positive towards the…

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TAAN Delegation Visits the DG of IRD

February 21 , 2018

TAAN Delegation Visits the DG of IRD

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) visited the Director General of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) on 21st February, 2018. A delegation led by the President Nava Raj Dahal handed 4 point memorandum over to the DG Kishor Jung Karki. Speaking at the meeting, President Dahal stated the role played by TAAN for uplifting the Nepalese tourism. He raised problems that trekking entrepreneurs faced while filing tax details and appraised the DG about the hassles faced by trekking business due to expensive VAT charges i.e. 13% that makes the trekking package more expensive comparing to its competitors like…

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TAAN Participates to Promote Kunchhal as New Tourism Destination

February 18 , 2018

TAAN Participates to Promote Kunchhal as New Tourism Destination

Kunchhal Village of Makawanpur District situated at the distance of 35 kms south west from Chaandragiri, Thankot of Kathmandu and 65 km from Naubise, Tribhuvan Highway. It is 60 km from Kulekhani road. Kunchhal is situated in ward no. 6 of Bajrabarahi village and at present in ward no. 1 of Thaha Municipality and is surrounded by Palung in the east, Chitlang in the west and Tistung in the north. The word ‘Kunchhal’ is derived from a Newari word ‘Kunchaa’ which means a small narrow path. The village used to have a narrow path in past days where people were…

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TAAN Celebrated Joint- Lhosar Cultural Event in Relish

February 11 , 2018

TAAN Celebrated Joint- Lhosar Cultural Event in Relish

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) celebrated a grand TAAN- Joint Lhosar Cultural Event on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at Hotel Hyatt, Bouddha. Lhosar, the new year of different ethnic groups like Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa, Hyolmo and others have been celebrated jointly by TAAN since a long time. Lhosar being a festival of Buddhist, there are 12 different animals celebrated in a year. This year, Lhosar is celeberated as a male dog year “Sa Fo Khi Lo”. Though these ethnic groups are celebrating Lhosar in different dates, TAAN organizes Joint- Lhosar Event annually in its calendar. The Event kick- started…

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TAAN Delegation visits new MoCTCA Secretary

February 07 , 2018

TAAN Delegation visits new MoCTCA Secretary

Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) delegation visited newly appointed Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Secretary Krishna Prashad Devkota on 7th February, 2018. The delegation led by President Nava Raj Dahal congratulated Secretary Devkota by offering bouquet and khadas and wished for his successful tenure. Speaking on the occasion, President Dahal articulated TAAN’s objective to promote Nepalese mountain tourism. He said- "There are some issues like illegal operation of trekking business which the government should look into immediately. Trekkers are mandatory to take at least a guide or porter to reduce the accidents during trekking. Similarly, TIMS…

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TAAN felicitates New Board members and Executive members of NTB, NATTA, PATTA Nepal Chapter, TURGAN, Nepal Magar Tourism Society and Tourist Bus Association

February 01 , 2018

TAAN felicitates New Board members and Executive members of NTB, NATTA, PATTA Nepal Chapter, TURGAN, Nepal Magar Tourism Society and Tourist Bus Association

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) conducted a program on 31st January, 2018 to congratulate and felicitate newly appointed board members of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) as well as new executive committee members of  Nepal Association of Tours & Travel Agents (NATTA), PATA Nepal Chapter, Tourist Guide Association of Nepal (TURGAN), Nepal Magar Tourism Society and Tourist Bus Association. TAAN General Secretary Ang Pemba Sherpa began the program with a welcome speech. TAAN President Navaraj Dahal congratulated and felicitated the new board members of NTB and executive members of NATTA, PATA Nepal Chapter, TURGAN and Nepal Magar Society with khadas…

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TAAN Delegation Visits MoCTCA Ministry

January 28 , 2018

KATHMANDU, January 28: A delegation from Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal visited Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Minister, Jitendra Narayan Dev with a view to apprise issues and obstacles in tourism industry.   The delegation, which was led by TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal handed over a 13-point memorandum to the Minister Dev advocating for quiet diplomacy with an emphasis on development and welfare of mountain tourism. The delegation also had a brief introductory program with the Minister. A highlight of the visit was a debate upon hazard facing by trekking entrepreneurs due to illegal operation of…

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TAAN Forms Seven Departments

January 24 , 2018

TAAN Forms Seven Departments

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has formed its seven departments on 24th January, 2018. The departments along with the coordinator, joint-coordinator and member are listed below: Department Members Nepal Promotion & Exhibition Coordinator: Jeevan Lama Joint- coordinator: Deepak Raj Adhikari Members: Gopal Shrestha, Suk Bahadur Lama, Mahesh Kumar Budha, Harka Gurung, Basudev Thapaliya Printing & Publication Coordinator: Surya Bahadur Bhetwal Joint- coordinator: Lakpa Geelje Sherpa Members: Raj Ranjitkar, Manish Singh Kpili, Kushal Pandey, Prithraj Dhungal, Rebati Prashad Nepal Secretariat Management Coordinator: Ang Pemba Sherpa Joint- coordinator: Sujan Lamichhane Members: Rajan Prashad Kapri, Gopal Shrestha, Ritu Gyamdan, Sona Sherpa, Dolma…

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TAAN Forms Sports & Event Management Department

January 21 , 2018

TAAN Forms Sports & Event Management Department

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has officially formed Sports & Event Management Department on January 21, 2018. Ranjan Rajbhandari has been appointed Joint-Coordinator of the Department along with Surya Bahadur Bhetwal, Purna Kumar Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, Chandan Thapa (Magar), as its members. Likewise Machhindra Acharya and Devendra Dangol have been declared Member Secretary and Operations officer respectively.   Coordinator of the Department, Ritu Gyamdan had hosted the meeting at TAAN Secretariat, wherein she congratulated and welcomed all member of the department and informed them about their responsibilities. She further called on everyone to work for the success of upcoming…

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TIMS Department Formed

January 16 , 2018

TIMS Department Formed

As part of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) ongoing initiative to streamline and manage Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS), a new TIMS Department was formed on January 16, 2018. Mr. Rajan Prashad Kapri has been nominated the committee’s Coordinator along with other five members: Indra Bhatta, Samika Budathoki, Nuru Chhepal Sherpa, Ram Khadka and Rabindra Adhikari. On behalf of TIMS Department, TIMS Coordinator Mr. Rajan Prashad Kapri hosted a meeting at TAAN Secretariat which was participated by executive members of TAAN. Speaking on the ceremony,  TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal congratulated the newly formed TIMS Department members with…

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TAAN to organize Joint- Lhosar Cultural Program with a zest

January 10 , 2018

TAAN to organize Joint- Lhosar Cultural Program with a zest

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing “Joint –Lhosar Cultural Event” on February11, 2018 at hotel Hyatt Regency. TAAN has been organizing this event since long time. TAAN Joint- Lhosar Event is a joint celebration of New Year of different ethnic communities of Nepal i.e. Sherpa, Gurung, Tamang, Hyolmo and so on. Lhosar is the New Year festival of different ethnic groups living in the mountain and hill areas of the country. Though these groups celebrate Lhosar on different dates, TAAN has been organizing a cultural and fun-filled event every year to celebrate the festival. Cultural performance of different…

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TAAN Congratulates Member of Province Assembly, Sindhupalchok District

January 08 , 2018

TAAN Congratulates Member of Province Assembly, Sindhupalchok District

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) congratulated and welcomed Member of Province Assembly, Sinduplachok District, Province ( Pradesh no.) – 1 and  constituency ( Chhetra no.) – 2 ‘kha’   Mr. Nima Lama on January 8, 2018.  Mr Kancha Lama and Pemba Lama were also welcomed by TAAN. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal welcomed Mr. Lama and felicitated him with khada and bouquet on behalf of all executive members and trekking companies. “Mr. Nima Lama, also the past executive member of TAAN and M.D of Charity Expedition Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is one of the well known and successful tourism entrepreneurs” he…

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TAAN pays courtesy call on C.E.O of NTB

January 07 , 2018

TAAN pays courtesy call on C.E.O of NTB

On January 7, 2018, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) delegation pays a courtesy call on Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) C.E.O. Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi. The delegation led by President Nava Raj Dahal had a brief introduction with the C.E.O Joshi. President Dahal notified about the deep relationship between TAAN and NTB since a long time. TAAN’s objective being promoting mountain tourism, NTB and TAAN are working together in a mutual understanding to promote the Nepalese Tourism. The delegation appreciated the support of NTB for joint activities like Travel Fairs. Discussion on the meeting included the issues of Trekker’s Information…

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TAAN delegation pays a visit out of courtesy to Member Secretary of NTNC

January 02 , 2018

TAAN delegation pays a visit out of courtesy to Member Secretary of NTNC

On January 2, 2018, a delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) representatives held meeting with Mr. Govinda Gajurel, the Member Secretary of National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). The TAAN delegation, which was headed by the President Nava Raj Dahal had a brief introduction. Drawing the latter’s attention towards different problems that TAAN’s member agencies are facing, President Dahal handed over a two – point memorandum to the Member Secretary Gajurel. Discussion during the meeting included  rules pertaining to fee collection, as defined in the Protected Area Management Regulation BS 2053 (in Schedule 1), 13% VAT (Value Added…

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TAAN Nominates Chandra Gurung and Surya Bhetwal to new Board Members

January 01 , 2018

TAAN Nominates Chandra Gurung and Surya Bhetwal to new Board Members

On January 2018, Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) has nominated two members to the executive committee. Mr. Chandra Bahadur Gurung M.D of Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt.Ltd. and Mr. Surya Bahadur Bhetwal C.E.O of New Era Holidays Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal administered oath of office and secrecy to the new executive members and felicitated them with khadas and flower garland. All the executive committee present at the meeting welcomed nominated members to their new team.  With the nomination, the 23-member executive committee has become complete.

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TAAN delegation presents common issues to GM faced at TIA

December 28 , 2017

TAAN delegation presents common issues to GM faced at TIA

A delegation of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by its President Nava Raj Dahal, on December 28,2017  met with the General Manager of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Devananda Upadhyay. There was a short introduction program among the delegation and GM. TAAN President Dahal handed over a four- points memorandum to General Manager Upadhyay and apprised him of the problems that TAAN member agencies were facing while welcoming and seeing off guests at the country's only international airport. President Dahal said- “Our member agencies are facing difficulties after the airport authorities scrapped the Golden Gate entry pass. As a…

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TAAN Delegation Hold Meeting with MoCTCA Secretary

December 24 , 2017

TAAN Delegation Hold Meeting with MoCTCA Secretary

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by its president Nava Raj Dahal, on December 24, 2017, held a meeting with Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Maheswor Neupane and disclosed the problems and obstacles faced by the Nepali tourism industry in general and the trekking sector in particular. TAAN Executive Committee gave a brief introduction about themselves and spoke about the different issues confronted by its member agencies. TAAN President Mr Nava Raj Dahal voiced over illegal trekking operations which are resulting in the forms of accidents like missing, death, harassments and…

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