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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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TAAN Delegation Visits MoCTCA Ministry

January 28 , 2018

KATHMANDU, January 28: A delegation from Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal visited Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Minister, Jitendra Narayan Dev with a view to apprise issues and obstacles in tourism industry.   The delegation, which was led by TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal handed over a 13-point memorandum to the Minister Dev advocating for quiet diplomacy with an emphasis on development and welfare of mountain tourism. The delegation also had a brief introductory program with the Minister. A highlight of the visit was a debate upon hazard facing by trekking entrepreneurs due to illegal operation of…

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TAAN Forms Seven Departments

January 24 , 2018

TAAN Forms Seven Departments

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has formed its seven departments on 24th January, 2018. The departments along with the coordinator, joint-coordinator and member are listed below: Department Members Nepal Promotion & Exhibition Coordinator: Jeevan Lama Joint- coordinator: Deepak Raj Adhikari Members: Gopal Shrestha, Suk Bahadur Lama, Mahesh Kumar Budha, Harka Gurung, Basudev Thapaliya Printing & Publication Coordinator: Surya Bahadur Bhetwal Joint- coordinator: Lakpa Geelje Sherpa Members: Raj Ranjitkar, Manish Singh Kpili, Kushal Pandey, Prithraj Dhungal, Rebati Prashad Nepal Secretariat Management Coordinator: Ang Pemba Sherpa Joint- coordinator: Sujan Lamichhane Members: Rajan Prashad Kapri, Gopal Shrestha, Ritu Gyamdan, Sona Sherpa, Dolma…

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TAAN Forms Sports & Event Management Department

January 21 , 2018

TAAN Forms Sports & Event Management Department

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has officially formed Sports & Event Management Department on January 21, 2018. Ranjan Rajbhandari has been appointed Joint-Coordinator of the Department along with Surya Bahadur Bhetwal, Purna Kumar Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, Chandan Thapa (Magar), as its members. Likewise Machhindra Acharya and Devendra Dangol have been declared Member Secretary and Operations officer respectively.   Coordinator of the Department, Ritu Gyamdan had hosted the meeting at TAAN Secretariat, wherein she congratulated and welcomed all member of the department and informed them about their responsibilities. She further called on everyone to work for the success of upcoming…

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TIMS Department Formed

January 16 , 2018

TIMS Department Formed

As part of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) ongoing initiative to streamline and manage Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS), a new TIMS Department was formed on January 16, 2018. Mr. Rajan Prashad Kapri has been nominated the committee’s Coordinator along with other five members: Indra Bhatta, Samika Budathoki, Nuru Chhepal Sherpa, Ram Khadka and Rabindra Adhikari. On behalf of TIMS Department, TIMS Coordinator Mr. Rajan Prashad Kapri hosted a meeting at TAAN Secretariat which was participated by executive members of TAAN. Speaking on the ceremony,  TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal congratulated the newly formed TIMS Department members with…

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TAAN to organize Joint- Lhosar Cultural Program with a zest

January 10 , 2018

TAAN to organize Joint- Lhosar Cultural Program with a zest

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing “Joint –Lhosar Cultural Event” on February11, 2018 at hotel Hyatt Regency. TAAN has been organizing this event since long time. TAAN Joint- Lhosar Event is a joint celebration of New Year of different ethnic communities of Nepal i.e. Sherpa, Gurung, Tamang, Hyolmo and so on. Lhosar is the New Year festival of different ethnic groups living in the mountain and hill areas of the country. Though these groups celebrate Lhosar on different dates, TAAN has been organizing a cultural and fun-filled event every year to celebrate the festival. Cultural performance of different…

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TAAN Congratulates Member of Province Assembly, Sindhupalchok District

January 08 , 2018

TAAN Congratulates Member of Province Assembly, Sindhupalchok District

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) congratulated and welcomed Member of Province Assembly, Sinduplachok District, Province ( Pradesh no.) – 1 and  constituency ( Chhetra no.) – 2 ‘kha’   Mr. Nima Lama on January 8, 2018.  Mr Kancha Lama and Pemba Lama were also welcomed by TAAN. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal welcomed Mr. Lama and felicitated him with khada and bouquet on behalf of all executive members and trekking companies. “Mr. Nima Lama, also the past executive member of TAAN and M.D of Charity Expedition Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is one of the well known and successful tourism entrepreneurs” he…

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TAAN pays courtesy call on C.E.O of NTB

January 07 , 2018

TAAN pays courtesy call on C.E.O of NTB

On January 7, 2018, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) delegation pays a courtesy call on Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) C.E.O. Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi. The delegation led by President Nava Raj Dahal had a brief introduction with the C.E.O Joshi. President Dahal notified about the deep relationship between TAAN and NTB since a long time. TAAN’s objective being promoting mountain tourism, NTB and TAAN are working together in a mutual understanding to promote the Nepalese Tourism. The delegation appreciated the support of NTB for joint activities like Travel Fairs. Discussion on the meeting included the issues of Trekker’s Information…

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TAAN delegation pays a visit out of courtesy to Member Secretary of NTNC

January 02 , 2018

TAAN delegation pays a visit out of courtesy to Member Secretary of NTNC

On January 2, 2018, a delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) representatives held meeting with Mr. Govinda Gajurel, the Member Secretary of National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). The TAAN delegation, which was headed by the President Nava Raj Dahal had a brief introduction. Drawing the latter’s attention towards different problems that TAAN’s member agencies are facing, President Dahal handed over a two – point memorandum to the Member Secretary Gajurel. Discussion during the meeting included  rules pertaining to fee collection, as defined in the Protected Area Management Regulation BS 2053 (in Schedule 1), 13% VAT (Value Added…

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TAAN Nominates Chandra Gurung and Surya Bhetwal to new Board Members

January 01 , 2018

TAAN Nominates Chandra Gurung and Surya Bhetwal to new Board Members

On January 2018, Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) has nominated two members to the executive committee. Mr. Chandra Bahadur Gurung M.D of Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt.Ltd. and Mr. Surya Bahadur Bhetwal C.E.O of New Era Holidays Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal administered oath of office and secrecy to the new executive members and felicitated them with khadas and flower garland. All the executive committee present at the meeting welcomed nominated members to their new team.  With the nomination, the 23-member executive committee has become complete.

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TAAN delegation presents common issues to GM faced at TIA

December 28 , 2017

TAAN delegation presents common issues to GM faced at TIA

A delegation of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by its President Nava Raj Dahal, on December 28,2017  met with the General Manager of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Devananda Upadhyay. There was a short introduction program among the delegation and GM. TAAN President Dahal handed over a four- points memorandum to General Manager Upadhyay and apprised him of the problems that TAAN member agencies were facing while welcoming and seeing off guests at the country's only international airport. President Dahal said- “Our member agencies are facing difficulties after the airport authorities scrapped the Golden Gate entry pass. As a…

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TAAN Delegation Hold Meeting with MoCTCA Secretary

December 24 , 2017

TAAN Delegation Hold Meeting with MoCTCA Secretary

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by its president Nava Raj Dahal, on December 24, 2017, held a meeting with Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Maheswor Neupane and disclosed the problems and obstacles faced by the Nepali tourism industry in general and the trekking sector in particular. TAAN Executive Committee gave a brief introduction about themselves and spoke about the different issues confronted by its member agencies. TAAN President Mr Nava Raj Dahal voiced over illegal trekking operations which are resulting in the forms of accidents like missing, death, harassments and…

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TAAN Felicitates House of Representative, Solukhumbu District

December 24 , 2017

TAAN Felicitates House of Representative, Solukhumbu District

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) felicitated and welcomed Hem Kumar Rai (Surbir) House of Representative, Solukhumbu on December 24, 2017. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal congratulated Rai for being newly elected representative member of Solukhumbu and felicitated him for his victory with bouquet and khadas. President Dahal stated Solukhumbu as one of the popular destination for trekking. He said to Mr. Rai – “We hope you will support us until our tenure exists in the organization and we will also cooperate with you and do whatever we can. We circulated to make TIMS mandatory but the locals of Khumbu…

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TAAN Team meets DG of Department of Tourism

December 22 , 2017

TAAN Team meets DG of Department of Tourism

A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) on December 22 met with the Director General of Department of Tourism (DOT) Dinesh Bhattarai. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal along with all executive members had an introductory program with the DG. Speaking in the meeting, TAAN President Dahal made the DG aware about the problems that the TAAN member agencies have been facing while illegal operation of trekking is in practice which directly affects trekking business houses. While independent trekkers are going trekking without guides and porters, many mishaps are happening due to which the news is flowing as if Nepal…

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TAAN nominates four new board members

December 19 , 2017

TAAN nominates four new board members

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) executive members has nominated four members to TAAN Executive Committee on December 19, 2017. TAAN Executive Members nominated Ms. Dolma Tsering Tamang Sherpa M.D of Trekker Nepal Pvt. Ltd, MR.  Ram Bahadur Khadka M.D of Sublime Trails Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Purna Kumar Sherpa M.D of Uno Travel and Adventure Pvt. Ltd, Mahesh Kumar Budha M.D of Joy Treks & Expedition. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal administered oath of office and secrecy to the new executive members and felicitated them with khadas and flower garland. All the executive committee present at the meeting welcomed nominated…

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