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  • April 29, 2015
    Nepal Earthquake in pictures

    A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This is the country’s worst earthquake in 80 years. This followed by multiple aftershocks on Sunday and Monday. Our friend, John Snowden, lives in Kathmandu and has captured these images: Debris of a temple right after a 7.8 earthquake hit […]

  • February 14, 2014
    Cost of permits to climb Mount Everest drops

    It took a staggering amount of US$25,000 to get a permit to climb Mount Everest, but now Nepalese authorities have slashed that to US$12,000 starting next year, in hopes of attracting more tourists. Prices vary a lot depending on the season. The $11,000 price is for the high climbing season stretching from March to May. […]

  • January 29, 2014
    Nepal doubles tourism service fee for all outgoing foreign travelers

    The Himalayan nation of Nepal announced that the tourism service fee of NRs. 500 will be increased to NRs. 1,000 (excluding VAT) from March 1, 2014. Citing price rise in the international market and devaluation of local currency, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) said that the price rise in the international market coupled with the […]

  • June 8, 2012
    Sarangkot in Nepal has the world’s craziest Zipline

    The city of Pokhara in Nepal has the world’s most craziest zipline – an astounding drop of 2,000 feet (600 meters) and a distance of almost 6,000 feet (1.8 kilometers). Just finished at Sarangkot, you ride at super speeds of about 87mph (140 kmph) at the ZipFlyer Nepal, the world’s craziest, most extreme zipline. That […]

  • June 30, 2011
    Travelomy launched with complete guides to S. Asian countries

    Bangalore, India, based consumer web products startup Ciafo has launched Travelomy, the travel guide for South Asian countries – India, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka – covering approximately 5000 places and activities, it provides ranked and mapped lists of top tourist attractions, making it really easy for a traveler to plan his itinerary around […]

  • April 21, 2011
    Manakamana Cable Car, Nepal

    Introduction The winding road of 206km Prithvi Highway has some of the most important religious sites in Nepal. Most visitors just rush through from Kathmandu to Pokhara on tourist buses and miss out on what the region has to offer. Several public and tourist buses run daily between Kathmandu and Pokhara, linking most of the […]

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