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KATHMANDU, Nepal – Total tourist arrivals increased to 22.1 percent during fiscal year 2011-12.Â Along with international promotional programmes and national tourism campaign, Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011, Nepal successfully re-established itself as a tourist destination in the international market, states the Economic Survey Report 2011â€“12.
This year brings ground-breaking results for the â€˜Save Mt Everest Campaignâ€™, which aims to collect all the garbage left by summiteers and mountaineers who gather here to conquer the worldâ€™s highest mountain.
The Nepal Canyoning Association (NCA) is scheduled to organize the International Canyoning Rendezvous (ICR) from April 7-13 at Syange, Germau in the Marsyangdi Valley in Nepal which lies on the Annapurna trekking trail in Lamjung. Canyoning is travelling in canyons by walking, climbing, swimming and using other methods.
Nepal welcomed 32,914 tourists in the first month of 2011, a gain of 26.2 percent compared to the same period last year. The first month of the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign saw an increase of 6,843 visitors. Tourism entrepreneurs have attributed the growth to improved air connectivity.
An international team of archaeologists has begun a three-year survey, coordinated by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), of the archaeological ruins of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal.
KATHMANDU – Nepal plans to attract around 200,000 sexual minorities including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexes (LGBTI) during the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY-2011). The Blue Diamond Society (BDS), an organization representing sexual minorities in the country, has said that it aims to bring 200,000 i.e. 20 percent such tourists of the total one [...]
A beauty pageant of elephants was held at Sauraha in Chitwan, a tourist hotspot destination in central Nepal as part of a three-day elephant festival. The festival that carries on every year includes elephant soccer match and a 300-meter race of elephants. This year, six elephants wearing colorful clothes and their bodies painted by handlers [...]
Drop Zone: Shyangboche (12,350 feet), Khumbu Himal 16th May, 2010 – 1 lift Test jumps for Everest Skydive 2010 were performed at Shyangboche(12,350 ft) at 9:35 AM (local time). 1 solo and 2 tandem jumps were made from above 20,000 feet.
After six days of a continued nationwide general strike, the main opposition – the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) – on Friday evening (May 7, 2010) called off the closure. The UCPN-M made the decision in this regard at a meeting held on Friday evening.
By Nelson Alcantara, eTN | January, 2010 Nepal has such potential as a destination that it is pity that the country’s instability has gotten in the way of its travel and tourism industry from succeeding. Cognizant of the importance of establishing peace and order in Nepal is a top United Nations envoy, which has encouraged [...]