Monthly Archives: January 2014

TIA boasts of new fleet of airport taxis

The Airport Passengers Transport Service Management Limited has brought into service 200 luxurious ‘prepaid’ taxis at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Airport taxiThe Airport Passengers Transport Service Management Limited has brought into service 200 luxurious ‘prepaid’ taxis at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Passengers can use the taxi service to different places of the capital as well as other parts of the country from domestic and international terminals.

The tariff has been fixed at Rs 75 per kilometer.

The company has brought into operation 200 four-wheelers of Ford and Maruti Suzuki. It has invested Rs 600 million rupees. In the second phase, it plans to add 100 more taxis.

The new taxis will replace the old fleet of airport taxis that are operating with green plates.

Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), inaugurated the taxis amid a function on January 5. Speaking on the occasion, Suman hoped the new service would be successful in giving good impression to tourists land at TIA.

Mike’s Breakfast: The best of American cuisines

Mike’s Breakfast at Baluwatar is a little oasis in the middle of this concrete city. The eatery, which specializes in breakfast as the name suggests, boasts of lush green garden, clam environment and peaceful ambience.

Mike's BreakfastMike’s Breakfast at Baluwatar is a little oasis in the middle of this concrete city. The eatery, which specializes in breakfast as the name suggests, boasts of lush green garden, clam environment and peaceful ambience. Not to be forgotten is the mouthwatering American and Mexican dishes based on home recipes handed out from generation to generations.

The eatery gets its name from late Mike Frame, a US Peace Corp volunteer, who, in the late 80s, decided to form an eatery to serve American breakfast to fellow Americans in Nepal and the expatriates, along with a Nepali partner Dilip Baniya. Dilip is looking after the restaurant at present. (more…)

Six Indian tourists killed in road mishap

Six Indian tourists were killed in a road accident in Tanahun district of western Nepal in the night of December 31.

Marsyangdi River

Marsyangdi River (file photo)

Six Indian tourists were killed in a road accident in Tanahun district of western Nepal in the night of December 31.

Five others, including four Indian tourists and the driver, were injured when the ill-fated Mahindra Scorpio skidded off the road and plunged into Marshyangdi River near Chunpahara of Bandipur-6.

The deceased have been identified as Binaya Kumar Tripathi, his wife Kamalabati, daughters Punam and Nilam, Punam’s daughter Neha and son Hemant, according to Police Inspector Rajkumar Silwal of Area Police Office, Dumre. Similarly, Rabi Tripathi, Satendra Dube, Ashi Dube and Aryan Dube and driver Yubaraj Gurung were injured. While Ashi is getting treatment at Neuro Hospital, Kathmandu, Rabi, Satendra and Aryan are undergoing treatment at Laxmi Hospital, Dumre. (more…)

Govt preparing profile of 326 peaks

The government has initiated preparations to prepare detailed profile of all 326 peaks opened for commercial expedition, Republica daily reported on January 2.

Island Peak

Island Peak (file photo)

The government has initiated preparations to prepare detailed profile of all 326 peaks opened for commercial expedition, Republica daily reported on January 2.

The Tourism Industry Division (TID) has already held first round of meeting with concerned stakeholders. It has also formed a committee comprising representatives from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Department of Survey, Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) as well as the tourism ministry. (more…)

TAAN Pokhara, Annapurna hoteliers sign agreement

The Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara Chapter and Sanctuary Tourism Entrepreneurs Committee (STEC), a committee of hotel and lodge operators in the Annapurna Region, signed a six-point agreement in Pokhara in the presence of representatives of TAAN, trekking workers unions and Annapurna Area Conservation Project (ACAP) on December 25.

Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region (file photo)

The Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara Chapter and Sanctuary Tourism Entrepreneurs Committee (STEC), a committee of hotel and lodge operators in the Annapurna Region, signed a six-point agreement in Pokhara in the presence of representatives of TAAN, trekking workers unions and Annapurna Area Conservation Project (ACAP) on December 25.

TAAN Pokhara and STEC have agreed to jointly review menu of hotels affiliated with the committee every two years. Similarly, the committee has agreed to upgrade physical infrastructures at hotels and lodges above Sinuwa and allocate two rooms for trekking workers.

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