Arrivals via land up 18 pc in 2010

The total number of international tourists entering the country via land increased by 18 percent to 153,757 in 2010. The figure, however, does not include arrivals of Indian tourists.

Govt allows airlines to operate additional flights

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) has decided to allow international airlines flying to and from Kathmandu to operate additional flights during 2011. Sources at MoTCA said the decision was taken on Jan 13, keeping in view rise in air traffic during to Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign.

Nepal to host PATA Adventure Travel Mart 2011

Nepal is hosting the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Adventure Travel Mart and Responsible Tourism Conference 2011. Nepal was selected host for the event as the country is celebrating the year 2011 as Nepal Tourism Year.

Mrs. Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (Austria) is summiting her 13th 8000 M peaks out 14 8000 M peaks

40 years old Mrs. Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner from Austria is now summiting her 13th 8000 M peak Mt. Everest from North side (Tibet) with his husband famous mountaineer Mr. Ralf Dujmovits in May.

World’s famous climber Juan Oyarzabal has bid his 24th Peaks-Mt. Annapurna I (8091m)

World’s famous climber Mr. Juan Eusebio Oiarzabal Urteaga (know as Juanito), Spain who already broke the world record of climbing the great peaks in 2003, after twenty three times crowned peaks over 8,000 m altitude.