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.
Hotel Radisson has started providing their Airport Executive Lounge Service at the Tribhuwan International Airport for their FIT clients. Previously, the service was not available for the FIT clients. The world class lounge will be now available for the hotel’s FIT clients for free. The hotel aims to help their guest overcome with tiredness and jet lag before and after their flights through this service which could help them have a hustle free travel.
The executive lounge features a wide range of refreshment including premium alcoholic beverage and gourmet items. Air travelers will also be accessed to shower and separate sections for sleeping. Celebrities, business heads, and corporate managers can acquire private facilities upon request. The hotel clients can also access the Wi-Fi services with the same code used in the hotel. Travelers can also enjoy the buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner during their stay at the lounge.
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On July 30, 2016, Saturday, the official inauguration ceremony of the Nuwakot Heritage Village Project(NHVP) was held in Nuwakot. 3 houses construction was started to kick off the project during the ceremony. The chief guest of the program, Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mr. Prem Kumar Rai, officially started the project by planting the first brick of the Heritage village that is to be restored. Various other profiled persons of Nuwakot and Nepalese tourism sector and local people attended the program organized by the heritage village.
The massive earthquake of April 25, 2015, and its aftershock made a major impact in Nuwakot District. Several people lost their lives and their shelters while many were left injured. The earthquake destructed the entire Durbar area of Nuwakot which is one of the major tourist destinations in Nepal. Nuwakot district, the first capital of Nepal is also known as the origin of Shah Dynasty. It was also the trade route for Nepal and Tibet.
Nuwakot has its own significance with both historical and cultural aspect of Nepalese tourism industry. Nuwakot Heritage Village Project is an initiation to rebuild and restore the entire village inside the Durbar area that was damaged during the earthquake. The project focuses on the restoration of the village through its original design through a sustainable approach keeping its cultural traditional identity and importance intact. The area includes 420 houses. The project is expected to be completed in next six years.