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Nepal Airlines announces flight to UAE

Nepal Airlines National flag carrier is all set to launch four more flight to United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Kathmandu. The airlines commercial flights from Kathmandu to the Gulf countries by its European made Airbus 320-233 Aircraft. Nepal Airlines has planned to operate four flights in a week two airbus aircraft are scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the UAE route.


Mt. Manaslu World's 8th highest peak over 60 climber's summit

The world's 8th highest peak seasons have successfully Mt Manaslu (8,163m) at least 30 mountaineer including climbing Sherpa's. Autumn seasons of the Seven Summit treks, over 30 climbers have stood atop the summit of Mt Manaslu rope fixing Sherpa's first reached the top of the peak at around. More than 50 climbers are on the way to the top of the peak, at least 80 climbers have planned to climb. Department of Tourism (DoT) is 18 teams comprising 151 climbers, including foreigners and Sherpa's, stood atop the peak on Mt Manaslu in the autumn season.


Exclusive offer for Japanese tourist

The 60th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Nepal and Japan, Nepal government has decided to honor this friendship by providing Japanese tourists a special discount on different trekking routes hotels as well as in the mountain flight. The offer will be valid till February, 2017. Trekking Agent Association of Nepal has also offered a huge concession in the rates. Nepal Airlines Corporation has also announced a special offer of providing the Japanese tourists two tickets for free. Similarly Buddha Air will provide free mountain flight for 10 lucky Japanese tourists.


Yak & Yeti Hotel completely upgraded after renovation

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city center hotel is located at Durbar Marg, minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. 270 rooms and suites have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience spread across two wings namely the Durbar wing and Heritage wing.



Bhutanese birding group records 351 specimens

Members of a local birding group, Birds of Bhutan, recorded 351 birds since it was formed in October 1, last year. Birds of Bhutan, which can be accessed on Face book, was established to exchange information related to bird species found in the country. As of last night, it had 3,171 members, comprising of mostly keen birders, both from inside and outside the country. Foreign birders who have visited Bhutan have also submitted their sightings of birds during their visit to the country.

According to the report, its members observed the critically endangered White-bellied Heron (ardea insignis), four vulnerable birds, and nine near-threatened specimens under the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Sightings also include the Beautiful Nuthatch (Sitta formosa), Rufous-necked Hornbill (Aceros nipalensis), Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis), Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis) and Pallas's-fish Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus). Other species observed include the Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra), Yellow-rumped Honeyguide (Indicator xanthonotus), Ward's Trogon (Harpactes wardi) and Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria).

Though 351 comprises only 45 percent of the 715 bird species in the country, the record has contributed to understanding bird diversity and their conservation.



Royal Highland Festival lifts spirits, creates friendships: October 19

The heavy rain-laden clouds parted and Laya turned golden under the sun's warm embracing rays.

The valley was drenched in heavy rain until the eve of the first day of the festival.

The three-day Royal Highland Festival that saw hundreds of highlanders and both local and international tourists ended in October.

The first livestock festival, an initiative of the Gasa dzongkhag administration, came at an appropriate time for the people of Laya. The gentle hills above the villages of Laya reverberated with music, cheers and cries of rapture as dog shows, strongest couple contests, horse and yak shows, and cultural programmes by school children unfolded.

The festival brought much happiness for the highlander team from Trashigang.