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First Place in Guardian's Travel Destination List

The top spot list of 10 best places to travel published by the British newspaper "The Guardian". A post Brexit holiday from Serbia to the Lake District, the online edition of the popular newspaper has placed Nepal on number one spot. KE Adventure Travel specializes in some spectacular hikes in the country. Nepal has a lot to offer: its mountain ranges of course but also the wealth of wildlife, temples, ancient towns and colorful culture.


13 New Trekking Routes Identified in Dhaulagiri & Kanjirowa Region

13 new routes have been discovered along Dhaulagiri and Kanjirowa region a mountaineer, in association with district Coordination Committee. Rukum, Nepal mountaineering association and Gurja Village of Mygdi district traced out the new trekking trails. The new routes, three trails have been mapped Dhaulagiri Mountain range. Longest trail at 176 km is located in the upper belt of west Dhaulagiri, altitude of 5200m. Second trail the lower belt of West Dhaulagiri at 168 km long with altitude of 4200m. Dhorpatan cultural trail neither the longest route nor the highest but it is respectable a 148 km route set at an altitude of 4100m.



Rafting Spurs Tourist Arrivals in Sindhupalchow

Tourist arriving at places along Sunkoshi and Bhotekoshi has rebounded strongly after a yearlong slump caused by the deadly earthquake of 2015. Foreign and domestic visitors come to the resorts near the rivers to enjoy thrills like bungee jumping, rafting, canoeing and other activities. Nepal is famous for numerous adventure activities, ranging from paragliding to mountaineering, the number of foreign tourists coming for water adventures. Rafting is the most popular adventure sport among visitors. In the top 10 list of rivers for rafting by National Geographic Sunkoshi and Bhotekoshi rivers widespread publicity due to their adventure potential.

Highest Number of Permit Issued for Climbing Mt. Everest

The highest number of permits for mountaineering expeditions Department of Tourism (DoT) issued to the World's highest mountain, Mount Everest, this season. Dot has issued permits to 365 members of 39 different expedition groups. April and May the weather condition is often best for expedition, more and more climbers are arriving at the DoT to obtain the permit to scale the 8848 meter mountain. The most climbers opt for flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek from there to the Everest base camp, some adventurous enthusiasts tend to tread the traditional route- Jiri- Salleri- Everest base camp - chosen by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first humans to set their foot atop the Mt Everest.




14th Annual Tarayana Fair Held (28.04.17-30.04.17)

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck graced the inauguration of the 14th annual Tarayana Fair in Thimphu on 28th April 2017. Around 70 community members under various Tarayana projects are exhibiting their products that range from textiles to farm produce. The three-day fair's objective is to uplift the livelihoods of people in rural areas by generating income.



Two New Birds Discovered

Two new species of birds, the Oriental pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) and Desert wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) were discovered in Wangduephodrang and Punakha respectively on April 25.

While a teacher from Bajo Higher Secondary School and a keen bird watcher, Tshering Tobgay spotted the Oriental pratincole on April 25, Jigme Dorji National Park senior forester, Lekey Wangdi spotted the Desert wheatear on the same day. The Oriental pratincole was found in the Punatshanchhu and the Desert wheatear was spotted at Khawajara in Samdingkha that morning.

With the two additions reported less than a month after the discovery of the Godlweski's bunting in March, Bhutan now has 721 bird species. In February, the Yellow-eyed babbler was recorded at the Royal Manas National Park.



Craft Gallery Established to Promote Bhutanese Arts and Crafts

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck inaugurated a craft gallery located at the old Textile Museum in Thimphu. The craft gallery is established as a sales outlet to promote the marketing and development of all forms of Bhutanese arts and crafts. According to a press release from the Gyalyum Charitable Trust (GCT), the gallery will work with local artisans and designers to promote and develop their products to create visibility and recognition for Bhutanese arts and crafts globally.

According to the press release, the gallery will operate as a chapter under the GCT, which is an umbrella organisation, established to foster co-operation and co-ordination between all the charitable organisations that enjoy the royal patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck, which includes RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture & Empower Women), Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, The Gyalyum Scholarship Programme and the Gyalyum Dharma Initiative. The Gyalyum Charitable Trust was established in February to ensure the long-term sustainability of the charitable organisations and ensure that the indispensable services provided by them will continue to expend and positively benefit all sections of the society, states the press release.