Monthly Archives: October 2013

Govt expedites aircraft procurement process

The government has sped up preparations to sign loan and grant agreements with China to procure four aircraft for the state-run Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

MA 60

File photo of MA 60 aircraft.

The government has sped up preparations to sign loan and grant agreements with China to procure four aircraft for the state-run Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).
The government is planning to procure three Harbin Y12 and an MA 60 aircraft from China. Under the procurement package, China is giving one Y12 and an M60 to Nepal under grant. (more…)

Nine hotels registered

Nine tourist standard hotels were registered with the Tourism Industry Division under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) over the first three months of 2013/14.

Hotel RoomNine tourist standard hotels were registered with the Tourism Industry Division under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) over the first three months of 2013/14.
Hotel Yukhang in Banasthali, Himalayan Sherpa Guest House in Tatopani, Alobar 1000 Guest House in Thamel, World Heritage Hotel and Apartment in Maru, Alliance Hotel in Jorpati, Tapoban Guest House in Koteshwar, Dream Nepal Hotel and Apartment in Jyatha, Rama Inn Boutique Home in Lal Durbar Marg and GT Restaurant and Lodge in Panauti were the hotels registered with the division during the period, according to Republica daily.

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Etihad, Malaysia Airlines double Nepal flights

Two leading carriers – Etihad Airways of the UAE and Malaysian Airlines of Malaysia –doubled their flights to Nepal effective Sunday (October 27).

Etihad Malaysia

Etihad Malaysia

Two leading carriers – Etihad Airways of the UAE and Malaysian Airlines of Malaysia –doubled their flights to Nepal effective Sunday (October 27).
Both the airlines said they increased flight frequency to Nepal taking into consideration growing demand for air seats. Both the airlines were operating seven flights a week to Nepal. (more…)

Our focus will be on promoting cultural trekking trails: Pandey

Sagar Pandey is the newly elected general secretary of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) – the umbrella organization of more than 900 trekking agencies in the country. The young and promising entrepreneur runs a number of businesses including the Himalayan Glacier Treks and Expedition. Kishor Basnyat of eTravelPress recently talked to Pandey on […]

Sagar Pandey

Sagar Pandey

Sagar Pandey is the newly elected general secretary of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) – the umbrella organization of more than 900 trekking agencies in the country. The young and promising entrepreneur runs a number of businesses including the Himalayan Glacier Treks and Expedition. Kishor Basnyat of eTravelPress recently talked to Pandey on various aspects of Nepali trekking industry. Excerpts: (more…)

Number of trekkers to Langtang up 23%

The number of trekkers visiting Langtang Region over the three months ending mid-September increased by 23 percent compared to figures of the same period last year.

Kyanjin Valley

A file photo of Kyanjin Valley in the Langtang Region.

The number of trekkers visiting Langtang Region over the three months ending mid-September increased by 23 percent compared to figures of the same period last year.
According to Langtang National Park, 3,592 trekkers visited the popular trekking area during the period, up from 2,912 recorded in the same period of last year. (more…)