Nanglo – the iconic restaurant brand – is synonymous with the restaurant culture of Nepal. Kakshapatis, who hail from Palpa district of western Nepal, opened Café de Park at the present day Ratna Park in 1973 mainly to cater to foreign tourists whose footfalls were growing gradually in Jhochen area popularly known as Freak Street at that time. The Kakshapatis had no idea then that this small restaurant would begin restaurant culture in Nepal. The food served there was so delicious that client footfalls started increasing and the promoters felt the need to move to a location in just three years. ...

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Kul Bahadur Gurung is not an unheard name in Nepali tourism industry. Born in 2032 BS in Chalis village of Sertung VDC in northern Dhading, Gurung is a young and dynamic tourism entrepreneur, climate activist. He is the managing director of Alliance Nepal Treks and Expeditions. Gurung is involved in social works through number of organizations.

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Dear Monica, I have very special memories with you. Last year, we spent the entire day in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Together, we watched erotic wood carvings and visited the pottery square. We deeply observed the beauty of 55-window Palace and talked about art, history and life. You talked about books and Buddhism. I talked about Hinduism and explained the concept of trinity (Brahma, Bishnu and Maheshwar) to you. Finally, you hugged and kissed me and when we returned to Thamel. But this time I am not giving you hugs and kisses. I want to share my diary of four days when I was ...

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etravelpressNepal Army runner Khagendra Bhatta and Nirkala Kulung Rai of Solukhumbu have won the men’s and women’s category of 3rd TAAN Langtang International Marathon 2018 held in Langtang Region on May 19.

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C N Pandey of Samrat Travels & Tours has been elected the new president of Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA).
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) celebrated its 44th Anniversary by organizing a program on the premises of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Wednesday.
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has elected a new executive committee with president Nava Raj Dahal as president for a two-year term.
The government is planning to sign Air Service Agreement (ASA) with Australia and revise existing ASAs with Unite Arab Emirates and Thailand as it gears up to improve connectivity ahead of Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign.

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The first of the two Airbus A330-200 aircraft ordered by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Thursday.
Thai Lion Air — a low cost airline — has received permission to operate scheduled flight on Bangkok-Kathmandu-Bangkok sector. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) took the decision ...
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has formed a ‘think tank’ and asked it to suggest measures for bringing about improvement in country’s civil aviation sector.
GBTA three-day Great Buddhist Trail cycling rally concluded in Lumbini – the birthplace of Buddha – on February 28.

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Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) jointly launched map a new trekking trail in the Kanchanjunga region in Eastern Nepal on Friday.
Kenyan runner Philip Yiego has won the Mount Everest Marathon Goodwill Prize in the Kanchenjunga Marathon held in Sikkim, India, last week.
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) has decided to organize its next management committee meeting in Nepal.
The Visit Nepal Year 2020 (VNY 2020) Main Organizing Committee has unveiled the logo for the Government of Nepal’s campaign Visit Nepal Year 2020 (VNY2020). 

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Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has launched its website in Chinese language in a bid to attract more visitors from the northern neighbor.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) CEO Deepak Raj Joshi has been unanimously selected as the head of Government Destination Board of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
Altogether 10 Nepali companies are participating in China Outbound Tourism Market (COTTOM) 2018 that kicked off in Beijing of China on April 16.
lumbiniPopular travel guide book has featured Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a UNESCO World Heritage site – in its ‘2018 Best in Asia’ list. Lumbini is ranked 7th position of 10 Asian destinations featured by Lonely Planet.

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The second edition of Himalayan Travel Mart 2018 has concluded on a high note. According to the organizers, the event succeeded in laying grounds to welcome five million tourists by 2030 ...
Homlal Shresha of Nepal Army has won the title of 4th Lumbini PEACE Marathon organized in Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha — on March 1.
Lumbini Peace Marathon and Adventure Sports Nepal are jointly organizing 4th Lumbini Peace Marathon 2018 in Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha – on March 1, 2018.
TAANTrekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) on Friday organized an interaction on ‘Organic Agro Tourism’ in Kathmandu.

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Khumbi-Ila Samrakshan Pratisthan organized a Ghalegaun familiarization trip for home stay operators of Salyan VDC in Kaski from October 31 to November 2. A 16-member team from Salyan VDC visited Ghalegaun, ...
Census of Bengal Floricans, one of the world’s rare bird species, at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Kanchanpur has begun.
Conservation activists have found a new species of cat in upper part of Manang district.
China has opened a new land crossing into Tibet for Indian pilgrims heading to the holy Kailash-Mansarovar area.

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Airlines rushed on Thursday to change rules to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone ...
Travel review portal TripAdvisor has announced ‘Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2015?, putting Kathmandu in the 19th position. Kathmandu is the only South Asian city to feature in the list.
Popular media outlet CNN has included Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) in ’10 of the world’s most amazing long-distance trails’ list.