Tensions in tourism: Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’

Tensions in tourism: Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’

Locals who want to join overseas visitors in enjoying the country’s stunning mountains say its tourist industry gives western trekkers preferential treatment

As Sandeep Poudyal trudged along the last stretch of the track leading to Manang, a village in the Nepalese Himalayas overlooked by the towering Annapurna range, all he could think about was the warm bed and hot food waiting in the hotel he had booked for himself and his five Nepalese friends.

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Nepal within 5 Overlooked Destinations Worldwide to Explore in 2018

Nepal within 5 Overlooked Destinations Worldwide to Explore in 2018

The New Year calls for new destinations.

Don’t worry, the world’s most iconic tourist hotspots aren’t going anywhere. So, make a resolution to instead venture from the beaten path in 2018.

It’s time to experience that bucket list destination you never knew you had.

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Tourism in Nepal: Local’s Voice

Tourism in Nepal: Local’s Voice

Thamel is the thriving tourist centre of Kathmandu, hosting wonderful shops, great bars and many charming cafes. We know it is the top spot for travelers but the Tourism Times wanted to find out what went on behind the scenes, so we spoke to people working in the shops and cafes to explore the magic behind Thamel and find out more about their experiences.

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Travelers Say : Why Nepal ?

Travelers Say : Why Nepal ?

Nepal is a country made up of many different landscapes including forests and mountains. It is a secular country, with various religions being practiced within it, the two main being Hinduism and Buddhism. It is a republic country with the monarchy being ended during the Nepalese Civil war in 2008 ending the reign of the last Hindu monarchy in the world. It’s capital, Kathmandu, is a thriving and vibrant city, hosting many travelers due to it being the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas. The Tourism Times wanted to find out more about what draws travelers to Kathmandu and the highlights that stand out for tourists visiting the area. I spoke to several people and asked them about their experience in Nepal and Kathmandu to find out about the interesting things they had been up to.

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Guardian names Nepal as No 1 travel destination

Guardian names Nepal as No 1 travel destination

Nepal has secured the top spot in the list of 10 best places to travel published by the British newspaper The Guardian. In its report titled, ‘How to plan a post-Brexit holiday—from Serbia to the Lake District’, the online edition of the popular newspaper has placed Nepal on No 1 spot.

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