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Commercial Paragliding to be started in Parbat

A team of Paragliding pilots with a member of the management committee have completed two test flights in Kusma, with Pokhara's Frontline paragliding Company to conduct commercial operation preparations are underway to start in Parbat by mid- April. One of the most thrilling spots for Paragliding in the western Region is to observe the beautiful kali Gandaki Gorge, the Modi River. Toursim entrepreneurs are very excited to flourish paragliding business in Parbat.


Pokhara Nine More Lakes on list.

Nepal recently listed nine more lakes in Kaski district under the Ramsar colloquium. The lakes are located in Pokhara and Lekhnath Pokhara Valley Lake protection committee of Kaski made the formal announcement of inclusion of basin areas of Nepal Newsletter – March Month

Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Dipang , Maidi, Khaste, Nyureni , Kamaltal and Gude lakes on the Ramsar list at a press meet organized in Pokhara. The Ramsar Convention is formally on the conservation of Wetland of international importance and it was signed on February 2, 1971 in the Ramsar city of Iran. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Gokya Lake of Solukhumbu, Gosaikunda of Rasuwa, Jagdishpur of Kapilvastu, Rara of Mugu, Ghodaghodi of Kailali, Maipokhari of Ilam and Bishajari Lake of Chitwan have been already included on the Ramsar list.


Canoying Festival to Promote Adventure Tourism

Nepal Canyoning Association (NCA) has decided to promote adventure tourism by organizing cannoning festival. Aiming at promoting tourism and attracting domestic tourists towards the adventurous sport, more than 100 youths will participate in the sports, adding that it is high time Nepal attracted domestic youths to this adventurous tourism. The festival preparations are any suitable places as of Kaski, Kakani of Nuwakot, Sundarijal of Kathmandu and Bhotekoshi of Sindhupalchok. A total of 19 falls with canyons have been identified in different districts including Lamjung and Kavrepalanchowk suitable for canyoning.


Everest Permit Extended

The Tourism Ministry's proposal extends the climbing permits of hundreds of mountaineers abandon on their last year due to avalanches' on the Himalaya triggered by the April 25 earthquake. Officials of the Department Finance Ministry's go ahead will now send the proposal to the cabinet for its final approval. Once the proposal is approved by the cabinet expects to start submitting applications to climb the peak again. A new team of 14 members has applied to the department to climb Everest this spring season. Nearly 334 mountaineers were issued climbing permits in 2014, and they have been allowed to return to the peak at any time until 2019.



The Great Punakha Dromchoe: 17th February

The courtyard of Punakha dzong was once again transformed into a battlefield as 136pazaps (traditional warriors) from eight-western-clan recreated the 17th century war scenes on the third day of Punakha-Dromchoe.

History has it that Tibetan invaders were hiding and watching from above Jeligang, a hill above the cremation ground in Punakha, waiting for the perfect moment to forcibly take back the relic that Zhabdrung brought along with him in 1616.



The Nation Celebrates the 36th Birth Anniversary of the 4th King.

The entire country observed three days of celebrations and festivities beginning Feb 21st and culminating on the 23rd for the 36th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo.  The focus of the celebrations was on reflecting the achievements of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo, taking stock of the current status of initiatives and achievements, and to plan for the future based on the vision, wisdom, and direction of His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo. The nation also celebrated of the birth of the Gyalsey, the prince.



Nation rejoices with The Gyalsey's birth

A prophecy is fulfilled and a future secured 

The nation is in high spirits following the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on February 5.

Prayers and congratulatory messages for Their Majesties continue to be expressed across the country and abroad. Social media is flooded with expressions of happiness for Their Majesties and The Gyalsey. Many initiatives and activities in Their honour are being conducted. The nation is in various ways celebrating.

The occasion is not only an opportunity to rejoice and celebrate new life but also the continuity of the Wangchuck Dynasty, under which Bhutan has enjoyed independence and peace.



Two new species discovered in Phrumsengla

Brown Pine and Particoloured Squirrel discovered in December and 2014

The discovery of Brown Pine (Podocarpus nerrifolious) and Particoloured Flying Squirrel (Hylopetesalboniger) in December last year and in 2014 respectively.

PNP research team led by forestry officer, Rinchen Wangchuk discovered Brown Pine from Parang in Saling of Mongar in December. Particoloured Flying Squirrel was spotted in Obi village in Lhuentse by the park's Metsho gewog Risup (gewog forest representative), Sonam Dorji in July 2014.