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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Cleanup drive on Mt. Sagarmatha:  Strict monitoring mechanism needed

Cleanup drive on Mt. Sagarmatha:  Strict monitoring mechanism needed

Four dead bodies and the rubbish left behind by the climbers in the high camps have also been reportedly collected during the campaign.  It was a joint campaign  run by the Nepal Army, government departments, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha Buffer Zone.  The campaign took almost a month reaching to Camp IV from the Base Camp. Most waste, 6,000 kg,  was collected from the Base Camp while the remaining 4,000…

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Tourism industry in Nepal Progressive or Regressive

Tourism industry in Nepal Progressive or  Regressive

The tourism industry is gradually but steadily moving away from the traditional path. Over the years many forms and types of tourism are taking shape. The tourism entrepreneurs, academicians, policymakers, and think-tank groups are bringing new ideas and innovations in the field of travel, tourism, and hospitality. While in Nepal, the tourism sector in general following the traditional path. The interest and purpose of tourists to travel are much wider and different in nature. The…

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