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  • ‘Naive, reckless’ tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan
    Jan 16 2019 | 01:33 pm

    ‘Naive, reckless’ tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

    Kabul: Seeking an “authentic” experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to stay with. He found an astonishing number of potential hosts. Despite the country’s decaying security nearly 2,000 Afghans — the vast majority of them men — have signed up to host guests on […]

  • First ever Buddhist Int’l Travel Mart kicks off in Lumbini
    Jan 11 2019 | 11:24 am

    First ever Buddhist Int’l Travel Mart kicks off in Lumbini

    Lumbini: The first Buddhist International Travel Mart (BITM 2019) kicked off on Friday in Nepal’s Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha.

  • Elephant Festival kicks off in Nepal’s tourism hub Chitwan
    Dec 27 2018 | 04:33 pm

    Elephant Festival kicks off in Nepal’s tourism hub Chitwan

    Chitwan: The 15th edition of Elephant Festival kicked off in Nepal’s popular tourism destination Chitwan on Wednesday with the participation of around 100 elephants.

  • Trekking route construction begins in Beni
    Dec 17 2018 | 01:30 pm

    Trekking route construction begins in Beni

    Beni: The construction of a trekking route from Myagdi district headquarters, Benibazaar, to tourism site, Lovely Hill, has begun.

  • Nepal witnesses tourism boom; records 1 million foreign tourists in a year for the first time
    Dec 14 2018 | 01:59 pm

    Nepal witnesses tourism boom; records 1 million foreign tourists in a year for the first time

    Kathmandu: Nepal tourism sector saw an unprecedented achievement in 2018 as the Himalayan country witnessed arrival of foreign tourists by more than 1 million in a year for the first time in history, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) said on Thursday.

  • Egypt unveils ancient tomb and sarcophagi in Luxor
    Nov 25 2018 | 12:24 pm

    Egypt unveils ancient tomb and sarcophagi in Luxor

    Cairo: Egypt on Saturday unveiled an ancient tomb, sarcophagi and funerary artifacts discovered in the Theban necropolis of Al-Assasif in the southern city of Luxor. In a ceremony in front of the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced that French and Egyptian archaeologists had discovered “a new tomb… with very nice paintings”.

  • Two tourists die in Solukhumbu
    Nov 14 2018 | 04:46 pm

    Two tourists die in Solukhumbu

    Solukhumbu: A Chinese national died on his way to the Mount Everest base camp at Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality-5 of Solukhumbu on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Hiro Yuki Yosija, 63. The cause of Hiro’s death is yet to be known. He was on his way to the base camp from Lukla. […]

  • China Adventure Tourism Forum-Himalayan Summit 2018 kicks off in Nepal
    Nov 06 2018 | 11:38 am

    China Adventure Tourism Forum-Himalayan Summit 2018 kicks off in Nepal

    Kathmandu: The China Adventure Tourism Forum-Himalayan Summit 2018 kicked off in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Tuesday under the theme “Awe and Responsibility”

  • ‘Ghost Fair’ commences at Sonamai temple
    Oct 16 2018 | 05:09 pm

    ‘Ghost Fair’ commences at Sonamai temple

    Gaushala: The traditional Bhoot Mela (the ghost fair) has commenced at the famous Sonamai temple in Mahottari district from today. The fair is held every year at the temple on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival. 

  • World Tourism Day marked in Nepal aiming to attract more foreign tourists
    Sep 28 2018 | 12:32 pm

    World Tourism Day marked in Nepal aiming to attract more foreign tourists

    Kathmandu: Nepal celebrated the 39th World Tourism Day under the theme of “Tourism and the Digital Transformation” by organizing various events across the country on Thursday.

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