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The Japanese who transformed Nepal’s tourism industry

The Japanese who transformed Nepal’s tourism industry

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In the chilly, pre-dawn darkness, a convoy of cars slowly ascend a winding road toward Sarangkot, a hamlet on the edge of Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city. Tourists wrapped in thick jackets and mufflers stumble out of the vehicles at this hilltop village to find the best spot to view the first rays of the

Sky is the limit

Sky is the limit

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I feel grateful to be able to tell this story, the story that took several years to come true. It all started with a phone call from a close friend inviting me to be part of Pokhara Skydive 2015. A short trip from Dubai to Kathmandu, I spent the night in town getting to know

US Ambassador hopeful about end of blockade soon

US Ambassador hopeful about end of blockade soon

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US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B. Teplitz said she was optimistic that the political parties would give up their stance to resolve the current crisis. During her Pokhara visit, Teplitz interacted with representatives of the private sector on Monday and said the US government held meetings with all stakeholders for resolving the current crisis in

Pilots halt paragliding services in Pokhara

Pilots halt paragliding services in Pokhara

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Paragliding pilots in Pokhara brought the adventurous sport to a grinding halt today, owing to their rift with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. They accused CAAN of illegally collecting an additional sum of Rs 9,000 per month from them. “CAAN used to charge a foreign para pilot Rs 4,500 for 15 days. As new

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Nepal is still a safe and one of the best tourist destinations

Nepal is still a safe and one of the best tourist destinations

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Nepal has always been topping the list, when it comes to the best travel destinations in the world. It was onlyafterthe great quakes of April 25 and May 12 that the travelers got a bit skeptical regarding the safety issues in Nepal. The news about the devastations of the quake was so rampantly broadcast by