In the low light, we sit on the floor, the plastic mat sticking to the backs of our thighs in the early evening heat. We hunch over our thin chopping boards, slicing clove after clove of garlic. My back twinges and I think, for the thousandth time in the past 24 hours, how easy I have it back home. Here, in this host family in Panauti, everything is just that little bit harder.
Tucked away in a valley at the confluence of two sacred rivers, Panauti is a serene and holy Nepalese town filled with temples. ....
KATHMANDU: Most of the visitors who attended the New York Times Travel Show-2017 were eager to visit Nepal at least once in their lifetime, AC Sherpa, Nepal’s Honorary Consul for Seattle in Washington State of the United States of America said.
Sherpa, who took part in the Travel Show (January 27-29) in New York to promote Nepal’s tourism, informed that the worldwide visitors wanted to make Nepal as theirs’ one of the holiday destinations.
In April 2015, Nepal was hit by an earthquake. This natural disaster killed nearly 9,000 people, and injured 22,000. Since then the country has experienced a dramatic turnaround. In 2016, foreign tourist inflow increased by 39.71 % to 753,002.
According to the Department of Immigration, the rapid jump is mainly the result of an increased number of visitors coming from neighbouring countries, India and China, but also from the US, the UK, and Sri Lanka. The tourism boom is expected to continue in 201....
In spite of the 2015 earthquake which damaged Nepal structures and affected the local tourism industry, Nepal is slowly rising to its feet. The emphasis is now on preserving their heritage, building safer and stronger buildings and facilities, as well as preserving it's being known as a romatic destination. Here are five boutique hotels which are helping to build a more responsible era in the country's tourism.
Built in the 1970's by founder Dwarika Das Shrestha, the
KATHMANDU- The tourism industry was hit hard by the earthquakes and India’s trade embargo in 2015. Foreign tourist arrivals fell to a six-year low of 538,970 in the year, representing a sharp drop of 32 percent, compared to 2014 figures. The year 2016, however, had been better as foreign travellers started to make a comeback, and this helped boost occupancy in hotels and trekking trails across Nepal. Nepal even topped Lonely Planet’s “Best Value Destination” list for 2017 and ranked ....