Oct 1, 2010

Explore Himalaya Tourism News, Trip Reports, Travel Guide & Photos

Forward to this message your all friends & each every person. Here some images include to our nature beauty, traditional & culture. Show up about your Nepal it can be support our tourism year of 2011 Nepal. One of the best countries for adventure destination in the world.

World’s Shortest Teen – NTY 2011 Goodwill Ambassador

Khagendra Thapamagar - shortest person of the world

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has appointed Khagendra Thapa Magar, the shortest teen in the world, as NTY 2011′s Goodwill Ambassador.
Khagendra, who hails from Baglung district, and is 22 inches/56cms tall is all set to take the title of the ‘World’s Shortest Man’ once he reaches the age of eighteen on October 14th 2010.
He as well as Miss Nepal Sadiccha Shrestha will be promoting NTY 2011 at NTB’s major press conferences and promotional campaigns in different parts of the world.According to Prachanda Man Shrestha, NTB’s CEO, their first major participation will be at World Travel Mart, London, this November.

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Explore Himalaya Tourism News, Trip Reports, Travel Guide & Photos

Changa Chait (Kite Flying) Competition at Kakani

Changa festival
The Fourth Kakani Open Changa Chait(Kite Flying) Competition will be held on October 8th,2010 at the Taragaon premises in Kakani, Nuwakot.The event is organized by the Youth Vision Youth Club.Apart from the Kite Flying competition, there will be food stalls selling Rainbow Trout Fish, traditional food items like gundruk & bhatmas, mushrooms, strawberry wine, a live DJ session etc.
Kakani is located 29km north-west of Kathmandu, a mere 1½ hr drive away from the capital. From Kakani  one can enjoy  fantastic views of Ganesh Himal (7,111m), Manaslu (8,163m), Garuishanker (7,134m) and Annapurna I (8,091m).

World Tourism Day celebrated in Nepal


On the occasion of  World Tourism Day (27th September) the Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation Sarat Singh Bhandari unveiled three new trekking routes.The trails leading to Panchpokhari-Bhairav Kunda in Sindhpalchowk, Dhorpatan in Baglung and Galeshwar of Myagdi – have been introduced with the objective of increasing number of tourists during Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign.
This year’s international World Tourism Day was celebrated by tourism entrepreneurs all over Nepal with the theme of ‘Tourism & Biodiversity’. Discounts on food and accommodation were  given out at different outlets to tourists.In Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, a street carnival was organized by the Thamel Tourism development Council to mark the day.

Special Discounts for Tourists in Pokhara on World Tourism Day

According to press statement issued by the Western Regional Chapter of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN),to celebrate World Tourism Day(27th September), the association is providing free meal and accommodation to the first tourist entering Pokhara on that day.Similarly, other tourists will get 50 percent discount on accommodation and meal on that day.Tourists can enjoy the facility in about 400 hotels under the association’s umbrella.
The Lakeside city of Pokhara

ASA signed between Nepal & Turkey


An Air Service Agreement (ASA) was signed between Nepal and Turkey to begin direct air service between the two countries.The agreement was signed at Turkey’s capital Ankara by Nepal’s MoTCA Secretary,Mr.Kishor Thapa and Dr Ali Ariduru, Director General, Civil Aviation Department of Turkey following talks between the two nations on 23rd & 24th September 2010.As per the agreement, both the countries can operate 14 flights per week along the the Kathmandu-Istanbul route.

Explore Himalaya to participate at ITB-Asia,Singapore & WTM, LOndon

Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure is participating at  ITB, Asia in Singapore from 20th to 22nd October 2010 and at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2010 in London from 8th to 11th November 2010, represented by the  company’s President, Mr. Suman Pandey.
At ITB Asia, Singapore we will be exhibiting our products at Stand F11, while at WTM, London we will be at Stand AS 540. At both these fairs we will be exhibiting our products together with the ‘Asian Connections Alliance’.
If you happen to attend either or both of these tourism  fairs, then please do visit our stall. We look forward to seeing you . Please do let us know if you would like to set up an appointment.

Autumn Festivals – Dashain & Tihar

Nepalese are busy preparing to observe their two biggest festivals Dashain & Tihar, which are just weeks away.
Ghatasthapana – 8th October
Fulpati – 14th October
Ashtami – 15th October
Navami – 16th October
Tika or Bijayadashami – 17th October
Dhanteras-3rd November
Kag Tihar-4th November
Laxmi Puja-5th November
Bhai Tika-7th November

‘Save the Himalayas’ supporters march to UN HQ, New York


As a continuation of ‘Save the Himalayas’ campaign, on 21st September 2010, a rally was organized by NRN America, in collaboration with the Government of Nepal and National Trust for Nature Conservation.The rally saw a huge turnout of supporters that included 18 Everest summitters, members from different Nepalese organizations and concerned individuals.The participants marched to the United Nations building at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York as world leaders gathered inside the UN building.An online petition to collect signatures was also taken to the United Nations with the help of Nepal Mission to get signatures of other nations to appeal to the UN and global community to Save the Himalayas.

1939 Mercedes Benz-A Gift from Hitler to King Tribhuvan to be showcased at the Narayanhiti Museum


A 1939 Mercedes Benz presented by Adolf Hitler to King Tribhuvan, grandfather of Nepal’s deposed ex-monarch Gyanendra Shah will finally be showcased at the Narayanhiti Museum.The museum authorities have come up with the idea of offering joy rides to visitors on the antique automobile and an old chariot used by King Tribhuvan, around the former palace grounds. The Mercedes Benz has been rotting at the old palace garage in a dilapidated condition.According to museum authorities it would take around $537,000 to restore both the car and chariot.
Factfile: Narayanhiti Palace Museum
Narayanhiti Palace was built by late King Mahendra, father of ex-monarch Gyanendra Shah, between 1963 and 1969.
*The palace is named after the  Narayan Temple located at the palace grounds and a water spout(hiti)that lies next to the temple.
*Inaugurated as a museum by PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal on February 26th 2009.
*The palace has 52 rooms named after the districts of Nepal.Of the 52 rooms, only 19 are opened for public viewing.
*Opening Hrs:11am-3pm(Winter)/ 11am-4pm(Summer).Closed on Tuesdays,Wednesdays & on public holidays.
*Entrance Fee: 1)Nepalese : Students-NRS 20/-, Others- NRS 100/-
2)Chinese & SAARC Nationals-NRS 250/-
3)Other foreign nationals- NRS 500/-


The Fulbari Resort & Spa

Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Annapurna range, The Fulbari Resort & Spa is developed on hundred acres of terraced plateau at the scenic Green Canyon above the Seti Gorge. ‘The Fulbari’(meaning ‘flower garden’ in Nepali) is Nepal’ s only deluxe five star resort.
The Fulbari Resort & Spa is located 8 kilometers from the center of Pokhara city, about 15 minutes drive from Pokhara airport. The resort has a private helipad for those who wish to arrive in style. It takes around 40 minutes to fly directly from Kathmandu to the resort via a helicopter.
The resort offers 165 exquisitely appointed deluxe rooms and suites. Decorated with style and elegance, all rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies that opens out to breathtaking views of the resort’s landscaped gardens and the Annapurna range.
Deluxe Room
Deluxe: These are garden level first floor rooms with basic room amenities.
Super Deluxe: These are second & third floor rooms with super deluxe amenities, electronic safe, mineral water, mini bar, coffee / tea maker, fruit basket & cookies.
Royal Executive Club : Situated on the fourth floor, this is also known as the Exclusive Royal Executive Floor. The rooms in this floor feature In-lounge breakfast / dining, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, electronic safe, butler service, Royal room amenities, In-room foot massage, privilege check-in and check-out.
Landmark Suite
Landmark Suites: The Fulbari Resort offers nine landmark suites, named after nine districts of Nepal, regarded as cultural landmarks. The Kantipur, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur suites(representing Newar civilization), Helambu and Namche suites(reflecting Sherpa culure), Jomsom suite(representing the Nepalese region influenced by Tibetan culture), the Dhankuta and Ilam suites(reflecting the eastern region). In addition, the landmark suites offer much larger rooms with wider views of the surrounding landscapes.
Honeymoon or Junior Suite
Honeymoon Suites: These four luxurious and well-appointed rooms have been named after  four legendary beauties –  Raja Mati of Nepal, Mumtaj Mahal of Mughal India, Helen of Troy, and Cleopatra of Egypt. The suites are tastefully decorated and have large bathrooms with jacuzzi.
Dining Facilities:
View from Cafe Fulbari
The CafĂ© Fulbari , the resort’s coffee shop, offers continental cuisine while at The Masala Bazaar one can enjoy all the delicious cuisines found along the ancient spice route.
Masala Bazar
The Komagane restaurant serves classic Japanese dishes prepared on its wide teppanyaki.Hang out at the masterfully built ‘Hanging Garden’ restaurant that overhangs over the Seti River Gorge and enjoy extraordinary views of the surrounding gorges over barbecued meat and chilled glasses of beer and cocktails. The Gurkha Bar the resort’s lobby bar offers , apart from a fine list of hard drinks and cocktails, the best views of Macchapuchre (Fishtail) peak and the Annapurna mountain range.
Komagane Teppanyaki
Spa Avatar
Managed by experts , Fulbari’s Spa Avatar offers treatments and packages, that range from aroma therapies with exotic Himalayan incense to a combination of deep cleansing facials and massages and floral jacuzzis that are simply designed to give a true feeling of spiritual and physical well-being.
Ananda Health Farm is a holistically inspired health care center, that includes detoxification, weight loss, and anti-aging facilities. Therapy pools, steam and sauna rooms, a gymnasium, a aerobics studio, and a hair salon all add to the Ananda’s exceptional facilities.
FulbariFor convention and banquet facilities, there are tastefully decorated, equipped with state of the art modern equipments halls that can accommodate upto 250 people. The resort also has a casino, discotheque and a 9 hole executive golf course.
(Photos courtesy :Fulbari Resort & Spa)