News & Events

  • Weather Change Affects Life Countrywide


    KATHMANDU: The change in weather since Saturday has affected normal life throughout the country including in the Kathmandu Valley.

    Most places in the mountainous region recived snowfall and the hilly areas rainfall, the Weather Forecasting Division stated.

    The weather change is due to the influence of the Westerly wind and the change in the weather system over the Arabian Sea, it is stated. Meteorologists say the rainfall and snowfall has resulted in the temperature dip, bringing in chilly weather.

    According to meteorologist Shanti Kandel, although light rainfall will take place in some places in the western part and the Kathmandu Valley today, there will be sunshine towards the afternoon. However, the cold will not lessen despite the sunshine, she added. The Division predicts cold to further intensify from tomorrow.

    The weather is expected to improve towards the afternoon as the low pressure system over Uttar Pradesh of India and the Westerly are weakening, Kandel added. RSS

  • Air Asia starts Kathmandu–Kuala Lumpur flights


    Air Asia — an international airline based in Malaysia has started its Kathmandu–Kuala Lumpur route flights from Tuesday.

    “The airlines will operate two flights a week - Tuesdays and Thursday in the first phase. Similarly, the company will also increase the flights to four in a week and daily flight in the near future,” informed Air Asia’s flight operation director Capt Azhanudin.

    Azhanudin also informed that the passengers will be charged a minimum fare of Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 17,000 to Kuala Lumpur while Rs. 20,000 is fixed for round trip excluding tax.

  • Heavy Snowfall in Manang


    POKHARA: Himalayan region across the country has witnessed heavy snowfall since Saturday night. Manang and Mustang—the districts straddling Himalayas— have been covered with over 3-feet thick snow sheet.

    With the start of flurry on Saturday night, the temperature in Jomsom dropped to zero degree Celsius, according to Anup Joshi, Jomsom Airport in-charge. All the flights to and from Jomsom have been canceled as the runway remained covered with snow.

    Head of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Bidur Kuinkel informed that the snowfall has made the life in the region further difficult.

  • Nepal Village Tourism


    Village tourism has been emerged as a very new cocept in the Nepalese tourism industry. Nepal is normally popular in the world for the adventure travel, white water rafting and great jungle safari, staying at the specially built resorts or the self pitched tents. A brand new concept of village tourism where the guests – YOU would be taken to the carefully picked up village where you would be given the chances to know the local people, their culture by allowing them to stay on one of the house as a family member. A few guest room and kitchen are developed without disturbing the village environment.

    Village Tours are normally conducted in Sirubari, Bandipur, Kakani and Gorkha. And Adventure Silk Road is operating the tour in other parts of Nepal too at the Chepang Village, Ghalegaun Village, Gorkha Village, Dhading Village, Lumbini Village, Balnthali Village.

    With the globalization of the village tourism, many countries, including Nepal, have been promoting beautiful villages as destinations for village tourism. Throughout the world, village tourism has been identified as an important tool to alleviate poverty in rural areas. In Nepal too, many villages has been identified as destination for village tourism.