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The renovation of UNESCO World Heritage Site listed Boudhanath has been completed. The holy shrine of Buddhist was damaged by the 7.3 moment magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April last year. The earthquake damaged mainly the upper part of the Stupa and also caused other minor effects. Ever since, the holy shrine was under renovation.
After nearly 18 months of the earthquake, the renovation of the 36 meter tall Boudhanath Stupa has completed. The renovation was completed with the cost of Rs. 230 millions. The Stupa was opened for public with an inauguration ceremony held on 22nd November.
Lonely planet has listed Nepal on the top of the most valuable destinations for travelers. Nepal is bouncing back after the earthquake and fuel crisis and remains as one of the favorites for budget travelers. It offers a wide range of activities for a very reasonable price.
The Manaslu Trekking route of Gorkha district will be reopening for trekkers before Dasain. The route was not as smooth as it was before since the devastating earthquake last year on April.
The route was again blocked after a landslide caused by heavy monsoon hit the trail on Keremja Village on last Thursday, September 22. The spot of the incident lies on the way to Jagat from Macha Khola which is also the gateway for both the Manaslu Circuit Trek and Tsum Valley Trek. The landslide killed 4 peoples and left 11 peoples injured.
The official of Gorkha district has said that they have already allocated the budget for the reopening of the route and they will be using local manual workers for the work soon. Local communities and the tourism related organization has committed to working together to open this route before the biggest festival of Nepalese; Dasain.
Source: The Himalayan Times
Himalayan Airlines has announced that they will be operating scheduled direct flights to Colombo from Kathmandu from October 1, 2016. The newly established airline will connect Nepal and Sri Lanka with direct flights after three decades. The flight will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday via A320 Airbus aircraft that has the capacity of carrying 158 passengers at a time.
The flight will leave from Kathmandu at 11:30and land at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo at 15:15 local time. The return flight will depart at 16:15 local time and will arrive Kathmandu at 20:15pm.
The tariff for one-way flight has been set NRs. 29191 while the return airfare will be NRs. 50041 as per the airline.
The Mustang Madness is a unique blend of a holiday and challenge for mountain biking enthusiasts. Mountain Bikers seeking for a biking holiday along with the combination of culture with their favorite adventure can participate in the event. During the competition, bikers will paddle along one of the best biking trails with the challenge of high altitude in the Himalaya.
The Mustang Madness will be an adventure of 220 kilometers on the elevation between 1100m to 4200m. Challengers will have an ultimate opportunity to encounter with nature and tradition both at its best form. The creators of “Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon” will introduce the new challenge in the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. The event set for seven stages over a period of 7 days will kick off on 24 November 2016.