Ilam A confluence of organic tea production and agrotourism

Ilam A confluence of organic tea production and agrotourism

Narendra Kumar Gurung The history of tea dates back to ancient China as far as five thousand years. According to legend, Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea in 2732 B.C when leaves from a wild tree blew into his pot of boiling water. The production and consumption of tea that started in China now encompass every part of the globe that connects people from one to another. The history of tea production in Nepal is also…

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Yeti Airlines becomes Nepal’s first carbon neutral airline

Yeti Airlines becomes Nepal’s first carbon neutral airline

Under UNDP’s facilitation, Yeti Airlines was able to offset its 19,665 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emission in 2018 by procuring carbon credits and adopting fuel-efficient aircraft fleet and operations. Yeti Airlines has become the first airline in Nepal, and most probably South Asia, to successfully reduce and offset its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of 2018, replicating the UN’s ‘Greening the Blue’ approach to climate neutrality. The airline underwent an independent carbon audit process facilitated…

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New parkingbay at TIA is now operational

New parkingbay at TIA is now operational

The Remote Parking Bay at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has come into operation. The construction of the new parking bay at the North East side was completed recently has now opened for services. The new parking bay that took more than 16 months to complete can accommodate 3 narrow-body aircraft or 2 wide-body aircraft. Now the parking capacity of the airport has been increased to eleven from nine. Previously, TIA had the capacity of accommodating  …

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Time to Halt Mountaineering: Let the Himalayas recuperate

Time to Halt Mountaineering: Let the Himalayas recuperate

Nepal is home of thousands of snow-capped mountain peaks. The Himalayan range occupies most of Nepal and extends into the Tibet region of China.  The Nepal-Tibet border roughly follows the line of the highest part of the range better known as the Great Himalayas, featuring several of the world’s highest peaks: Sagarmatha, the highest point on earth 8,848m, Kanchenjunga 8,586m, Makalu 8,463m, Dhaulagiri I 8,167 m, Manaslu I 8,163m, Annapurna I 8,091m nestled  with hundreds…

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Crowd, unchecked, unplanned and unmanaged Expedition

Crowd, unchecked, unplanned and unmanaged Expedition

Over the last several weeks, experts, mountaineers, the national and international media have been critical on the reported congestion in the Himalayas. As mentioned above, the tourism ministry and the department issuing climbing permits without delving into vital issues including safety, security, and the environmental. Climbers die every year during mountaineering season but this summer season’s number remained higher. People in the know together with international media are mainly blaming the higher number of permits…

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