Aloft Hotel brands  for the global traveller

Aloft Hotel brands  for the global traveller

Mr Vikram Singh is  the General Manager of Aloft Hotel, Chhaya Center in Thamel Kathmandu. The soft opening of the hotel will take place on 17 July 2019. He talked about different  aspects of the newly commissioned hotel and tourism promotion in Nepal.Exercepts Has Aloft Hotel been added as a 5 star hotel? What are your current operational preparations for a positive start? Aloft Kathmandu Thamel, has received 5-star certification. Aloft hotels are part of…

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Faulty Trekking Permit System to be scrapped

Faulty Trekking Permit System to be scrapped

Upamanyu Raman Trekking is one of the major tourism activities in Nepal.  The topography of the country has provided magnificent avenues for tourists, travelers, and mountaineers. Nepal has attracted thousands of trekkers from around the world. History of the organized and commercial trek in Nepal started in 1960. Every year thousands of adventurist trekkers flock to Nepal. Trekking business has become a leading tourist activity. Travel and trekking agencies are the main service providers whose…

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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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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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