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TAAN Delegation meets local representatives in Langtang

May 07 , 2018

TAAN Delegation meets local representatives in Langtang

Preparation for International Langtang Marathon begins A delegation led by 1st Vice President of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Mr. Jeeban Thapa Magar along with Treasurer Ramkrishna Timalsina, Executive Member Gopal Shrestha and TIMS Incharge Rabindra Dhakal in coordination with Rasuwa-Nuwakot Tourism Society paid a courtesy call to President of Gosainkunda Rural Municipality at Dhunche to discuss about the 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS). TAAN Treasurer Ramkrishna Timalsina welcomed everyone present in the meeting. He informed that TAAN is organizing the third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon on May 19, 2018, and…

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Third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon Rescheduled on May 19

May 02 , 2018

 Third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon Rescheduled on May 19

TAAN International Langtang Marathon that was supposed to be happen on April 25, 2018 was postponed due to some unavoidable circumstances. The new date of the event has been rescheduled on May 19, 2018. The event will be organizing with the slogan ‘Adventure Sports for Sustainable Tourism’ with the major objective to promote Nepal with Langtang in particular as one of the major destinations for adventure tourism among both international and domestic tourists. The winner of 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon will receive Rs.1,05,000 on both men and women category. Similarly, Second and Third Prize carries a purse of Rs.…

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TAAN supported to reconstruct destructed areas of Gorkha District after massive earthquake hits Nepal

April 22 , 2018

TAAN supported to reconstruct destructed areas of Gorkha District after massive earthquake hits Nepal

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) participated at the inauguration ceremony of exploring EP Center Trail, Gorkha on April 22, 2018. Senior Vice- President Khum Bahadur Subedi handed a flag of Nepal to Dharche Manaslu Tourism Development Committee assuring to work hand in hand in near future for promoting Nepal’s tourism. TAAN has supported Dharche Manaslu Tourism Development Committee to reconstruct the destructed areas of Northern part of Gorkha Districts such as Dharche, Rubina -La, Manaslu along with Ganesh Himal area that were heavily affected by the massive earthquake 2015. Dharche village situated at the elevation of 3220 meter where…

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NTB – TAAN Joint Meeting: MoCTCA Secretary urged to release TIMS Budget for deceased family, rescue and medical

April 16 , 2018

NTB – TAAN Joint Meeting:  MoCTCA Secretary urged to release TIMS Budget for deceased family, rescue and medical

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) held a meeting with Mr. Krishna Prashad Devkota, Secretary at Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) at the meeting hall of Nepal Tourism Board, on 16 April, 2018 on the topic TIMS Mission & Course of Action. In the beginning Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of NTB, briefed the gathering about Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) focusing on its significance in the promotion of tourism and trekking in Nepal. This was followed by a short presentation on TIMS by Mr. Tek Bahadur Mahat, CEO of TAAN in…

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TAAN Concludes Thamel Cleaning and Awareness Campaign

March 31 , 2018

TAAN Concludes Thamel Cleaning and Awareness Campaign

With the slogan, “Clean Environment for Sustainable Tourism”, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized Thamel cleaning and awareness campaign on 31st March 2018. The Chief Guest Hon’ble Minister of Forest & Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet inaugurated the campaign. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal welcoming all the participants at the campaign said that Cleaning Thamel area is the starting campaigns initiated by TAAN that will continue in other different tourism destinations and heritage sites including Dhaulagiri Himalaya Region. Speaking on the occasion, President Dahal said “The relationship of tourism and environment being very close, it is our responsibility to keep…

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3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon on April, 25

March 29 , 2018

3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon on April, 25

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon on April 25, 2018. Like the hugely successful 2nd TAAN International Langtang Marathon, the event this year will again be a full-fledged event held under both men and women category. The marathon will start from Kyanjin Gompa and end at Syabrubensi, covering 42.195 km. The marathon route will follow through Kyanjin Gompa-Godha Tabela- Lama Hotel- Rimche- Sherpagaon- Khangjim and Syabrubensi. Kyanjin Gompa is a Buddhist monastery located at an altitude of 3870 meter from where one can get breathtaking spectacular views of Langtang ranges. The village of…

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TAAN Delegation Visits MoCTCA

March 22 , 2018

TAAN Delegation Visits MoCTCA

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by President Nava Raj Dahal paid a courtesy call on newly appointed Hon'ble Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on 20th March, 2018. The delegation congratulated the Minister for his appointment and offered bouquet and khadas for his successful tenure for his office. The delegation raised the issues faced by trekking business whereupon President Dahal apprise the Minister about illegal trekking operators and urged to make trekking guide and porter mandatory for all trekkers. He raised Minister’s attention towards  expensive and double trekking permit fees, and requested…

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TAAN Delegation Congratulates Finance Minister

March 20 , 2018

TAAN Delegation Congratulates Finance Minister

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) met with newly appointed Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada on 20th March, 2018. The delegation led by the President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal congratulated him on his new responsibility and handed over 4 point memorandum to the Minister. Speaking at the meeting, President Dahal raised problems that trekking entrepreneurs faced while filing tax details. He appraised the Minister about the hassles faced by trekking business due to expensive 13% VAT charges which is comparatively more expensive that those charged in India and Bhutan and lobbied the Minister to reduce the…

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TAAN Congratulates New Home Minister

March 14 , 2018

TAAN Congratulates New Home Minister

On March 11, 2018, a delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by its President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal paid a visit to Home Minister Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal) to congratulate him on his recent appointment. During the meet, on behalf of TAAN executive committee, President Dahal handed over a 7- point memorandum to Minister Thapa and also apprised him of the problems currently faced by the Nepalese tourism industry, particularly the trekking sector. TAAN President Dahal explained the role and contribution of TAAN in the promotion and development of mountain tourism and requested upon Home Minister…

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TAAN Takes Initiative to Support Everest Expedition 2018

March 14 , 2018

TAAN Takes Initiative to Support Everest Expedition 2018

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) visited Department of Tourism (DoT), Senior Division Engineering (S.D.E) Mr. Kosh Nath Adhikari with an agenda to recommend royalty fee and garbage fee free for a month to the 13 young Everest expedition team.  TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal handed over the proposal to S.D.E Mr. Kosh Nath Adhikari stating that TAAN being an organization to facilitate trekking and mountaineering, TAAN will be supporting for the step taken by young Everest expedition team. TAAN submitted the proposal for 13 Everest summiteers who belong from different team having their own slogan and agenda to…

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Nepal Promotion in U.S.A and Canada

March 11 , 2018

Nepal Promotion in U.S.A and Canada

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) had organized “Canada- U.S. Sales Mission” on 12th, 15th, 20th and 22nd of February 2018 in Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal respectively with an agenda to promote Nepal Mountain Tourism and extend tourism trade networking in USA and Canada. The event was organized in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and local host organizer, Bannikin Travel and Tourism Canada. Mr. Jeevan Lama, Coordinator of Nepal Promotion & Exhibition Department led the Delegation of TAAN to the sales mission which was accompanied by CEO of TAAN, Mr. Tek Bahadur Mahat. Similarly, Nepal Tourism Board…

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TAAN Hold Meeting with NTB

March 06 , 2018

TAAN Hold Meeting with NTB

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) hold a meeting at TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun on March 6, 2018 with an agenda about ongoing topic Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal enunciated the importance of TIMS for dissuading the illegal trekking operation. The issues raised on TIMS, not only being issue of TAAN or NTB but has become national issue. Stating about the MoU signed between TAAN and NTB, he said that it includes the division of fund as 30 % for TAAN, 30% for NTB, 30% as a joint- fund and remaining…

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TAAN Visits Member Secretary of NSC

March 05 , 2018

TAAN Visits Member Secretary of NSC

On March 5, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) delegation led by the 1st Vice- President Jeeban Thapa Magar visits Mr. Khesav Kumar Bista, the Member Secretary of National Sports Council (NSC). TAAN 1st Vice- President Magar apprised upon 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon that is going to be held on April 25, 2018. He handed over the proposal of 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon to Member Secretary Bista stating that TAAN has been organizing this event since two years to mark the anniversary of massive earthquake 2015 that hugely affected Langtang region. “TAAN has launched a trail reconstruction program…

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TAAN Welcomed Incharge of Tourist Police Unit

February 28 , 2018

TAAN Welcomed Incharge of Tourist Police Unit

On 28th February, 2018 Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) President Nava Raj Dahal welcomed the Incharge of Tourist Police Unit, Rupa Thapa at TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun. President Dahal stated the interconnected relationship between TAAN and tourist police where both are equally responsible to work hand in hand. He requested tourist police should emphasize more on Thamel area, heritage sites and airport area where tourists face many hassles. He also solicited to appoint tourist police who are familiar to English language that will help to assist tourists during any problem.  “We are always ready to support and help you in…

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TAAN welcomed the Joint- Secretary of IRD

February 25 , 2018

TAAN welcomed the Joint- Secretary of IRD

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) President Nava Raj Dahal welcomed the Joint- Secretary of Inland Revenue Department (IRD)constituency no- 1,  Jhalak Ram Adhikari at TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun on 25th February, 2018. He raised the voice upon TAX and VAT issues facing by tourism entrepreneurs. He said “We don’t want to evade tax; we only want the government to simplify provisions related to tax”. Thus, he requested Mr. Adhikari to seriously consider the issues raised by TAAN and organize an orientation program related TAX and VAT to TAAN’s member agencies.       IRD Joint- Secretary, Adhikari was very positive towards the…

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TAAN Delegation Visits the DG of IRD

February 21 , 2018

TAAN Delegation Visits the DG of IRD

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) visited the Director General of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) on 21st February, 2018. A delegation led by the President Nava Raj Dahal handed 4 point memorandum over to the DG Kishor Jung Karki. Speaking at the meeting, President Dahal stated the role played by TAAN for uplifting the Nepalese tourism. He raised problems that trekking entrepreneurs faced while filing tax details and appraised the DG about the hassles faced by trekking business due to expensive VAT charges i.e. 13% that makes the trekking package more expensive comparing to its competitors like…

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TAAN Participates to Promote Kunchhal as New Tourism Destination

February 18 , 2018

TAAN Participates to Promote Kunchhal as New Tourism Destination

Kunchhal Village of Makawanpur District situated at the distance of 35 kms south west from Chaandragiri, Thankot of Kathmandu and 65 km from Naubise, Tribhuvan Highway. It is 60 km from Kulekhani road. Kunchhal is situated in ward no. 6 of Bajrabarahi village and at present in ward no. 1 of Thaha Municipality and is surrounded by Palung in the east, Chitlang in the west and Tistung in the north. The word ‘Kunchhal’ is derived from a Newari word ‘Kunchaa’ which means a small narrow path. The village used to have a narrow path in past days where people were…

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TAAN Celebrated Joint- Lhosar Cultural Event in Relish

February 11 , 2018

TAAN Celebrated Joint- Lhosar Cultural Event in Relish

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) celebrated a grand TAAN- Joint Lhosar Cultural Event on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at Hotel Hyatt, Bouddha. Lhosar, the new year of different ethnic groups like Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa, Hyolmo and others have been celebrated jointly by TAAN since a long time. Lhosar being a festival of Buddhist, there are 12 different animals celebrated in a year. This year, Lhosar is celeberated as a male dog year “Sa Fo Khi Lo”. Though these ethnic groups are celebrating Lhosar in different dates, TAAN organizes Joint- Lhosar Event annually in its calendar. The Event kick- started…

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TAAN Delegation visits new MoCTCA Secretary

February 07 , 2018

TAAN Delegation visits new MoCTCA Secretary

Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) delegation visited newly appointed Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Secretary Krishna Prashad Devkota on 7th February, 2018. The delegation led by President Nava Raj Dahal congratulated Secretary Devkota by offering bouquet and khadas and wished for his successful tenure. Speaking on the occasion, President Dahal articulated TAAN’s objective to promote Nepalese mountain tourism. He said- "There are some issues like illegal operation of trekking business which the government should look into immediately. Trekkers are mandatory to take at least a guide or porter to reduce the accidents during trekking. Similarly, TIMS…

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TAAN felicitates New Board members and Executive members of NTB, NATTA, PATTA Nepal Chapter, TURGAN, Nepal Magar Tourism Society and Tourist Bus Association

February 01 , 2018

TAAN felicitates New Board members and Executive members of NTB, NATTA, PATTA Nepal Chapter, TURGAN, Nepal Magar Tourism Society and Tourist Bus Association

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) conducted a program on 31st January, 2018 to congratulate and felicitate newly appointed board members of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) as well as new executive committee members of  Nepal Association of Tours & Travel Agents (NATTA), PATA Nepal Chapter, Tourist Guide Association of Nepal (TURGAN), Nepal Magar Tourism Society and Tourist Bus Association. TAAN General Secretary Ang Pemba Sherpa began the program with a welcome speech. TAAN President Navaraj Dahal congratulated and felicitated the new board members of NTB and executive members of NATTA, PATA Nepal Chapter, TURGAN and Nepal Magar Society with khadas…

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