Nepal

An ambitious campaign, NTY 2011 (Nepal Tourism Year 2011), aims to see one million tourist arrivals in 2011, in addition to developing the necessary tourism infrastructure. The announcement was made by the Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation on January 25, 2009.

People often ask, “I’d love to see Everest, what is the quickest trip way to get to the Base Camp?” Well, one can literally drive to the northern Base Camp on the Tibet side, but lets have a look at the very popular Nepal side, since that’s what most people have in mind when they ask that question. What is the least amount of time needed to get up there? What’s involved? Are you fit enough to make it?

On Wednesday morning, October 8th, a Yeti Airlines Twin Otter plane crashed landed near the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, a busy airport on the Everest trail. There was only one survivor among 18 people who were killed.

The newly declared republic of Nepal continued on a historic journey of change as the country’s first ever president was sworn in on July 23rd.

On Wednesday, the 28th of May, the newly elected Constituent Assembly, meeting for the first time, officially declared Nepal a republic and abolished the long standing monarchy. 

To most people’s surprise, the Maoists won the Constituent Assembly elections, and that by quite a big margin. No doubt this is a major event in the history of Nepal, the implications of which are still unfolding. The country of Nepal has once again shown its remarkable ability to bounce back from tense situations. The mood is generally peaceful and optimistic, one which the tourism industry will undoubtedly benefit from.  In this atmosphere of change we hope that the long term changes will be beneficial for all.

The Trekking Peaks of Nepal are a selection of peaks that provide a good taste of Himalayan mountaineering that is affordable and attainable. The name is very misleading in that some routes and peaks are very challenging, though the popular ones are comparatively easy and can be climbed, under guidance, by adventurous trekkers who have little mountaineering experience. Generally the peaks are under 6500m and are closely associated with popular trekking areas.

In the wake of a new set of problems in Nepal, you may be wondering about your travel plans. Get a summary of the major events that may impact your upcoming trip to Nepal. Read snippets about the elections, unrest in the Terai, the Maosists and TIMS.

Nepal is home to several of the world's highest peaks. Eight of the ten highest in the world are situated on the border or lie completely in Nepal. The names of these peaks are fairly well known, but little is known about the other Himalayan giants of Nepal. This article gives a little tribute to them.

This trek gives you the grand tour of the famous Khumbu area. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Thengboche and Namche Bazaar.