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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Zimba is the third generation from his family in the adventure tourism sector Zimba Zangbu Sherpa is not a new name to those involved in Nepali travel trade especially the adventure tourism sector. Born in 2015 BS in Khumjung village of Solukhumbu district, Sherpa is the former president of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), owner of Khumbi-Ila Trekking & Mountaineering and La Villa Sherpani – a deluxe resort in Lukla, and President of Khumbi-Ila Samrakshyan Samuha – a non-profit organization. Born to a family of mountaineering sirdars, adventure tourism was the obvious career choice for Zimba. “My grandfather Dawa Tenzing Sherpa was the ...

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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 Mountaineering Association (NMA) celebrated its 44th Anniversary by organizing a program on the premises of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Wednesday.

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Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has elected a new executive committee with president Nava Raj Dahal as president for a two-year term.
Two former general secretaries – Mohan Lamsal and Navaraj Dahal — are in the race for the president of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN).
Santabir Lama has been elected president of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
etravelpressThe government is setting up an independent aircraft accident investigation agency as part of its preparation to meet international obligations for improving aviation safety and preventing accidents in the future.

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has formally informed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) that the significant safety concern (SSC) issued to Nepal by the ICAO Coordinated Validation ...
Turkish Airlines has launched a new consumer scheme together with coffee chain Himalayan Java.
Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) on Friday signed an agreement with US-based AAR Corp to procure two Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
etravelpressTrekking 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.

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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 #photoNepal exhibition for the month of September has featured photographs of the Gokyo region by Dawa Lama Tamang.
NTBNepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Monday signed separate Memorandum of Understandings with leading international news outlets British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Reuters, and popular travel rating site TripAdvisor for effective promotion of destination Nepal in international market.

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The three-day #photoNepal photography exhibition began in Kathmandu from Friday.
Deepak Raj Joshi has been appointed as the new CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripasur Sherpa has said that efforts should be made to bring tourism, which suffered severe setback due to the devastating earthquake of April ...
etravelpressTourism entrepreneur Hari Dharel has been appointed as the Honorary Consul General of Denmark for Nepal.

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Buddhist Circuits.com is organizing Lumbini Peace Marathon in Lumbini on March 1.
Export of Nepali handicraft products grew by 13 percent in the last fiscal year.
The first meeting of Network of BIMSTEC Tour Operators concluded in New Delhi India on Friday.
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.