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Issue: 3 Date: Tuesday, 11 February, 2013

Jomsom, Mustang

Out of the 75 districts of Nepal, Mustang is one of most prominent Himalayan district famous among the travelers and the holidaymakers. It is widely known for its traditional culture that resembles the Tibetan life style. At 2713m, the serene Jomsom is located just below the beautiful Nilgiri Mountain. The easiest and the popular way to reach at JOMSOM is to take a flight for about 30 minutes from Pokhara. The alternative way to reach Jomsom is through the trekking route that starts from Pokhara, which takes about three days. Further seven hours of trekking from Jomsom will take you to sacred Muktinath Area. The trekkers may wish to return the same trail back up to Jomsom and take a flight back to Pokhara or they may proceed beyond ... Read More »

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra- 20 GB is not Enough!!

Checklist all ticked, done with luggage and backpacking, it was a get- set-go day for Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra. The weather in Kathmandu though was increasing our beat rates, we group of 80+ wearing the warm down jackets of Fishtail Tours and travels, started off for China boarder from Kathmandu early in the morning, Thanks to Lord Shiva, the three days continuous monsoon did no harm to us, except the thick moist covered my camera lenses.

Picturesque start of the day it was as soon as we immediately crossed the Miteri Bridge, the Boarder bridge of Nepal and China. The wonderful waterfalls, the green alpine forests blown out by thick patterned mists, I started framing all these thinking I'll never get a chance to see . Read More »

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Maha Shivaratri at Pashupatinath

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is also known as padmarajarathri. Shivaratri literally means the great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva. It is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha or Phalguna (February or March) month of the Hindu calendar. In Nepal, Pashupatinath is the center of worship. Thousands of pilgrims as well as local devotees throng in the premises of Pashupatinath obstructing the traffic of whole Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is considered as one of the holiest shrine for Hindus. The shrine is located on the western bank of holy Bagmati River. There are over a dozen of shrines dedicated to different aspect of Shiva or his divine consort in the periphery. Among them, Bishworupa temple, Guheshwori (saktipith), Kiranteshower mahadev temple, Goraknath temples are notice-worthy.

Historically, the temple has been mentioned in the prehistoric scriptures and chronologies. There are hundred of legends related with Pashupatinath from the time of the origin of Kathmandu valley. However the oldest inscription found in the premises dates back to 3rd century.

During Shivaratri, Yogis from all over Southeast Asia come to Kathmandu weeks ahead of the festival. On this holy day people fast through out the day. One can see several groups of women and devotees chanting and dancing whole day. At dawn, worshipers take a holy bath or dip in the river and go to the temple to worship. On that particular day it is allowed to smoke hashish or Marijuana, which is considered as one of the prized possession of Lord Shiva.

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Upgrading of Gautam Buddha Airport by 2016

The government plan to complete the upgrading of the Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha Airport to the regional airport of the international level will have accomplished by 2016.It is one of the projects which fall under the projects of the national pride.

After the Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed in principle to provide further assistance to the Nepal Government to implement the plan, the Gautam Buddha airport would be promoted into NepalĀ“s regional international airport.

The ADB has agreed to provide both soft loan and grants to the Nepal government under the South Asian Tourism Infrastructure Development Project to develop the ... Read More »

Nepali travel expo sees massive footfall in USA: TAAN

The Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) on Wednesday said that its participation in the Travel & Adventure Show 2013 held in Los Angeles, USA enhanced the promotion of Nepal as one of the favorite tourist destinations in the world.

Issuing a press statement today, the trekking agencies' umbrella organization claimed that Nepal's participation in the fair was a resounding success. "The fair drew around 30, 000 visitors and most of the Nepali companies participating in the fair saw good footfall," Mohan Lamsal, the general secretary of the TAAN told Xinhua today. ... Read More »

Nepal-India-China cooperation: Quest for trilateral partnership begins

The much talked about Nepal-India-China trilateral cooperation at the track-II level was initiated on Thursday in Kathmandu when political leaders, security experts and strategic thinkers brainstormed on ways to move ahead in a consolidated manner in various sectors.

The first of its kind, the trilateral meeting brought to the fore some "critical" regional issues, which will be discussed in detail in the meetings to be held in Beijing and New Delhi. ... Read More »

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