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First NATTA Travel Mart-2005 to open Friday

September 15 , 2005

The First NATTA Travel Mart-2005 will be opened amidst a grand ceremony at the Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC), New Baneshwor, on May 13. About 170 foreign travel trade entrepreneurs have registered their names for participation in the travel mart. Domestic as well as foreign participants will take part in the mart. The participants are from India, China, Laos, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Malaysia and Bangladesh. Presidents of national travel trade related associations would be participating as panelists in the plenary session. Chairman of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association (UFTAA) Uday Nayakkara is scheduled…

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49th anniversary of first ascent of Mt. Manaslu marked

September 15 , 2005

The 49th anniversary of the first successful summit of Mt. Manaslu by Nepali and Japanese mountaineers was commemorated by organizing a variety of programmes in the capital on Monday (May 9). The day that added a milestone in the friendly relationship between Nepal and Japan is being observed as the Manaslu Day since the past few years. Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa of Nepal and Toshio Imanishi of Japan had successfully scaled the 8162-meter high Mt. Manaslu on May 9, 1953. Marking the occasion, a programme was organized here today in honor of the Japanese working in various sectors in Nepal. At…

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Korean team climb Mt. Dhaulagiri

September 15 , 2005

One member and three high altitude Sherpas of 2005 Korean Dhaulagiri Peak Expedition Team successfully climbed the 8,168-metre Mt. Dhaulagiri at 5:00pm on May 4, 2005, according to a press release received from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Tuesday. Those who scaled the peak are Mr. Im Bok Choi, 20, from Korea, and Mr. Dowa Sherpa, 45 yrs, Mr. Serap Jangbu Sherpa, 35, and Mr. Pema Tshiring Sherpa, 35. Led by Mr. Jae Hong Ahn from Korea, the 8-member 2005 Korea Dhaulagiri Peak Expedition team was given permission to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri I from North East…

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Two climbers die

September 15 , 2005

At least two mountaineers have lost their lives while trying to scale Mt. Everest. Michael Corey OÂ’Brien, an American citizen, died on Sunday after he fell into the icefall while descending to base camp from camp 1, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA). OÂ’Brien was one of the seven members of the International Everest Parivar Expedition 2005. The expedition was led by Daniel Lee Mazur from the USA. Handled by Everest Parivar Expedition, Kathmandu, the team was trying to climb the 8,848-metre peak from the normal southeast ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and…

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The State of Emergency lifted in Nepal

September 15 , 2005

In accordance with the Article 115 (11) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal 1990, the state of emergency is lifted effective from April 29, 2005, Friday. The state of emergency throughout the Kingdom of Nepal was ordered in accordance with Article 115 (1) of the Constitution on February 1, 2005. This information was carried in a press release issued by Royal Palace Secretariat. Nepali travel trade sector welcomed the decision and believed the decision will enhance Nepali trade sector and tourism industry.

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Two climbers die

June 28 , 2005

At least two mountaineers have lost their lives while trying to scale Mt. Everest. Michael Corey OÂ’Brien, an American citizen, died on Sunday after he fell into the icefall while descending to base camp from camp 1, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA). OÂ’Brien was one of the seven members of the International Everest Parivar Expedition 2005. The expedition was led by Daniel Lee Mazur from the USA. Handled by Everest Parivar Expedition, Kathmandu, the team was trying to climb the 8,848-metre peak from the normal southeast ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and…

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The State of Emergency lifted in Nepal

May 13 , 2005

In accordance with the Article 115 (11) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal 1990, the state of emergency is lifted effective from April 29, 2005, Friday. The state of emergency throughout the Kingdom of Nepal was ordered in accordance with Article 115 (1) of the Constitution on February 1, 2005. This information was carried in a press release issued by Royal Palace Secretariat. Nepali travel trade sector welcomed the decision and believed the decision will enhance Nepali trade sector and tourism industry.

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Kathmandu in TripAdvisor's top 25 destinations list

November 30 , -0001

Kathmandu in TripAdvisor's top 25 destinations list

Popular travel portal TripAdvisor has included Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, in the list of 25 destinations in its 'Travelers' Choice Destinations 2015' list. Kathmandu is in 19th position in the list. The destinations were selected using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. Kathmandu is the only South Asian city in the list. "Nepal's capital is surrounded by a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages," the site writes about Kathmandu, suggesting visitors to…

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First aid training for trekking guides kicks off

November 30 , -0001

First aid training for trekking guides kicks off

A two-day 'Scenario-based First Aid Training and First Aid Management in Rural Areas' for trekking guides kicked off at Balaju Garden in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing the training to enhance professionalism of trekking guides and make them capable enough to provide first aid to trekkers in case of medical emergencies. Altogether 30 trekking guides from different trekking companies of TAAN are participating in the training. First Aid Instructor Mr Graham Frith and Advanced Paramedics Mrs Juliet Firtzpatrick and Mr Steve Price are facilitating the training. Mr Firth has been teaching first aid and…

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First aid training for trekking guides kicks off

November 30 , -0001

First aid training for trekking guides kicks off

A two-day 'Scenario-based First Aid Training and First Aid Management in Rural Areas' for trekking guides kicked off at Balaju Garden in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing the training to enhance professionalism of trekking guides and make them capable enough to provide first aid to trekkers in case of medical emergencies. Altogether 30 trekking guides from different trekking companies of TAAN are participating in the training. First Aid Instructor Mr Graham Frith and Advanced Paramedics Mrs Juliet Firtzpatrick and Mr Steve Price are facilitating the training. Mr Firth has been teaching first aid and…

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TAAN participates in Manaslu & Lhotse Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

November 30 , -0001

TAAN participates in Manaslu & Lhotse Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation together with different travel trade associations, including Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), organized series of programs on April 30 as part of the Mt Manaslu and Mt Lhotse Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The celebrations began with a colorful procession that began from Khullamanch and went through Kantipath, Thamel, Sorakhutte and Lainchour before concluding at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum premises. Army band, dhime troupe and colorful performance of different ethnic groups were the major attractions of the rally. Manaslu and Lhotse summiteers were paraded in open jeeps. TAAN office-bearers, member companies and staffers…

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Fulee Sherpa nominated as TAAN Executive Committee Member

November 30 , -0001

Fulee Sherpa nominated as TAAN Executive Committee Member

The 22nd meeting of Trekking Agencies' Association of Npeal (TAAN) Executive Committee has nominamted Ms Fulee Sherpa, the marketing director of International Sherpa Adventure, as TAAN Exuective Member. With the nomination, the 23-member executive committee has become complete. As per the TAAN Statute, the executive committee has to nomiante four exeuctive members, incuding a woman. Three executive committee members have already been nominated.

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38th World Tourism Day Celebrated

November 30 , -0001

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) with different tourism organization including Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), organized a rally on September 25 as a part of 38th World Tourism Day. The procession commenced from Employee Provident Fund office, Thamel and went through Durbar Marg and Gantaghar before concluding at the Nepal Tourism Board premises.   TAAN office- bearers, member companies, and staff participated in the rally. The main celebration program held in the NTB Auditorium. The tourism fraternity celebrated 38th World Tourism Day with the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism: A Tool for Development’ on…

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