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Tourism Industry Aims at 5 Million Arrivals

The industry has the aim to achieve 1 million tourist arrivals this year and mission of attracting 5 million tourists by 2030 at 41st annual meeting of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter. The steady growth of the tourist since 2016 has shown a huge potential to achieve the goal, and the making of two international airports in Nepal will add up the infrastructure of country to host about 3 million tourists annually. The new executive community was elected with new chairman and Tappas Voyages Nepal president Mr. Sanjay B. Mathema is also a member of executive community of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal.

Paragliding from Kathmandu

Paragliding has been gaining popularity in Kathmandu now. Enjoy the aerial view of the Kathmandu Valley, rivers and the mountains around. If you have less time and you can experience paragliding in Kathmandu itself. Fly at the height of 2,100 meters from the level

Buddha Air to Add ATR 72 Aircraft

The leading private airline of Nepal is going add ATR 72 which is expected to arrive Nepal by January 2018. Buddha Air is buying to aircraft to enhance operational capacity and its service. At the company owns two Beechcraft 1900D, three ATR 42-320, and four ATR 72-500 aircraft. The airline currently have scheduled flights to Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Dhangadhi, Janakpur, Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Simara, Tumlingtar, Bhadrapur and Bharatpur. It also operates one-hour-long Mountain sightseeing flights with its Beechcraft 1900D.

Gyrocopter for an aerial view of the Himalayas

New adventure activity for Nepal. The first gyrocopter operator has come up with a special Christmas and New Year offer. Take the gyrocopter for an aerial view of the Himalayas.

Tour one: Pokhara City Tour by Light Helicopter City View, World Peace Pagoda, Fewa Lake of Adventure Flight. Tour two: Mountain Foothill Tour by Light Helicopter, Sarangkot, Foothill of Mt. Fishtail, City View, World Peace Pagoda, Fewa Lake of approx 25 Minutes adventurous.

Trongsa Tshechu Celebrated December 2017

Trongsa Tshechu is held in the honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who is credited who introduced Tantric Buddhism throughout the Himalayas. The major highlights of the festival are the mask dance performances by monks clad in colourful brocade attire and permeated by chants and reading of Buddhist scripts. The culmination of festival constitutes the unfolding of a huge cloth thangka, a sacred scroll, depicting Padma Samabhawa and imagery from Buddhist pantheon.

Hundreds of spectators turned up to witness the Chhamjug which marked the beginning of the four-day Trongsa Tshechu. It ended with the unfurling of the thongdroel.

Bhutan Celebrated National Day on 17th December 2017

National Day in Bhutan is celebrated on December 17, it commemorates the coronation of the first Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) of modern Bhutan. Bhutan's most significant national holiday is widely celebrated throughout the country.

The Nehru – Wangchuck Cultural Centre and VAST Bhutan held an art exhibition 'A tribute to the motherland on the occasion of the national day of Bhutan" on December 18 at the Centre's Siddharth Art Gallery.