Nepal launches its first ever satellite this morning

Nepal has launched its first ever satellite on Thursday morning.The satellite called ‘NepaliSat-1’ was launched at 2:31 am Nepali time

Air Dynasty chopper carrying Tourism Minister, Yeti Airlines owner crashes in Taplejung

An Air Dynasty helicopter carrying including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, owner of Yeti Airlines and Air Helicopter Company Air Dynasty Ang Tshering Sherpa crashed at Pathivara in Taplejung on Wednesday afternoon.

Police informed that the helicopter went out of the contact while it was returning from Pathivara temple of Taplejung.

According to the sources at Nepal Police Headquarters, the police team including Chief District Officer Anuj Bhandari left for the incident site after the villagers informed them about the massive fire at Dorebhir of Taplejung.

Minister Adhikari who was accompanied by Sherpa reached Aathrai of Taplejung on Wednesday morning to inspect Tehrathum Airport. Police informed that they then reached Pathivara temple to worship.

There were at least seven people on board including Adhikari, Sherpa, pilot Prabhakar, deputy secretary of Prime Minister Office Yubaraj Dahal, Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Birendra Kumar Shrestha, and a security guard of Minister Adhikari, Arjun Ghimire.

Source: Setopati

Everest – The Summit Climb

Mt. Everest. Step by step, raw and unfiltered. Experience the final push to the top of the world.

An excerpt from the summit blog:

“The climb from the deceased climber at 8500m to the south summit is the most difficult section for me. I feel dead inside, lifeless from having witnessed such a tragedy. I allow myself to live emotionally in the moment for about 30 minutes before cutting it all off and reminding myself that I can end up like him if I don’t smarten up. So I continue climbing, struggling to pull my weight up the steep, jagged rocks beneath the south summit.

I can feel my body slowly shutting down. The weight of my tripod, two cameras, all of my batteries, including my oxygen, has taken its toll on me. I have been revving at 120% for the past 10 hours and I’m almost out of gas. I am the first to arrive to the south summit and recognize that we have the mountain to ourselves. I mentally devour the sheer beauty of the wind howling and racing across the summit. The tallest peak on Earth is but a few metres away. I am completely alone making my way toward the Hillary Step. I haul myself up with a 2400m drop beneath me, camera around my neck, oxygen tank flowing at four litres a minute and I wait for the team to arrive. So often dozens freeze and turn back and here I am just hanging out on top of the step waiting to capture this unique shot.”

Source: eliasaikaly

Best in Asia; The Asian Destinations you should see now

Do you guys know that Nepal has been listed as one of the Asia’s best destination for 2018 !

According to Public Relations & Communications Manager for Asia Pacific, Laura Hamilton, the list is an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s ten best destinations to visit in the year ahead.

“For decades, Lumbini was somewhere travellers flashed through en route from India to Nepal, unaware they had passed within yards of the birthplace of the historical Buddha. Today, Lumbini is on the ascendancy…a new international airport is under construction offering a safer route into Nepal, and ever more awe-inspiring temples are springing up,” the world’s renowned travel guide described. Despite these developments, the town’s cardinal draw will remain its tranquility, it added.

Source: LonelyPlanet


Entry fees must be paid to enter Heritage Sites, museums etc. at the entry point. Please refer to the table below for details about payment. Please note that the information below is as per the information provided by the concerned department. Any difference or discrepancy could be reported at [email protected] . Updates will be made after verification from official sources.


Place Foreign Nationals SAARC Nationals Chinese Nepalese Contact
Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan Museum NPR.. 1000 NPR.. 150 NPR. 1000 Free 01-4268969
Below 10 years free
National Museum, Chauni, Kathmandu NPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for camera, NPR. 200 for video camera) NPR. 50 (NPR. 75 for camera, NPR. 150 for video camera) NPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for camera, NPR. 200 for video camera) Students:NPR.10; Others: NRs. 25 (NPR. 50 for camera and  NPR.100 for video camera) 01-4271504
Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Open for half day on Mondays from (10:30 am to 2 pm)
Patan Durbar Square including Patan Museum NPR. 1,000 NPR. 250 NPR. 1,000 Students with letter from school : NPR. 10; Student Card Discoount: NPR.20; Others: NPR.30 Entry fees for Nepalese are aaapicable only for Patan Museum
Patan Golden Temple NPR. 50 NPR. 20 NPR.. 50 Free 01-5534595
Closed on Buddha Jayanti
Bhaktapur Durbar Square US$ 15 or NPR. 1,500 NPR. 500 NPR. 500 Free 01-6612249 Below 10 years free. For groups from 11-20, one tour leader can enter free.
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur NPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for camera, NPR. 200 for video camera) NPR.. 50 (NPR. 50 for camera,NPR. 150 for video camera) NRs. 150 (NPR.. 100 for camera, NPR.. 200 for video camera) Students: NPR.10; Others: NPR.25 (NPR. 50 for camera, NPR. 100 for video camera) 01-6610004 Closed on Tuesdays. The fee includes wood carving and brass and bronze museum in Dattrareya Square.
Swayambhunath Stupa NPR. 200 NPR.. 50 NPR. 200 Free 01-4281889
Below 10 years free.
Bauddhanath Stupa NPR. 400 NPR. 100 NPR. 400 Free 01-4489257 Below 10 years free.
Pashupatinath Temple NPR.  1,000 per day per entry NPR. 1,000. Free for Indian Nationals NPR.. 1,000 Free 01-4462767
Tourists can view the temple from the back premises.
Changunarayan Temple NPR. 300 NPR. 100 NPR. 300 Free 01-5090958
Ethnographic Museum, Bhrikutimandap, NTB NPR. 200 NPR. 100 NPR. 100 Students: NPR. 15; Others:NPR. 30 01-4256909
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Chitwan National Park NPR. 1,500 per day per entry +13% VAT NPR. 750 per day per entry+13% VAT NPR. 1,500 per day per entry+13% VAT NPR. 100+13% VAT 056-621069 Elephant ride fare – Foreigner: NPR.. 2,500; SAARC: NPR.. 1,500; Nepali NPR. 500
Chitwan Elephant Breeding Camp NPR.50 NPR.. 25 NPR. 50 NPR. 10 056-580154
Tharu Cultural Museum,Chitwan  NPR. 25 NPR. 15 NPR. 25 NPR.  10 056-580121 Below 10 years free.
Lumbini NPR. 200 NPR. 100 NPR. 200 Free 071-580189
NRs. 16 for Indians.
Lumbini Museum NPR. 50 NPR. 50 NPR. 50 NPR. 10 01-580318 Closed on Tuesdays
Kapilvastu Museum NPR. 10 NPR. 5 NPR. 10 NPR. 2 Closed on Tuesdays
International Mountain Museum, Pokhara NPR. 400 NPR. 200 NPR. 400 NPR. 80 061-460343
Garden of Dreams, Katmandu NPR. 200 NPR. 200 NPR. 200 NPR.. 100 01-4425340
Below 5 years free. NPR. 50 fro 5-11 years. 25% discount for a group of 10 pax.
Godawari Park NPR. 200 (NPR. 150 for children below 10 years) NPR. 57 (NPR. 23 for children below 10 years) NPR. 100 (NPR. 50 for children below 10 years) NPR. 34 (NPR. 12 for children below 10 years) 01-5174246 Student 50% discount.
Central Zoo NPR. 250 (NPR.150 for children 4-12 years ) NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years ) NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years ) NPR. 50 (NPR. 25 for children 4-12 years) Nepali Students: NPR. 30;

Source: NTB

Trekking in Nepal

Trekkers in Nepal are allowed to trek as FIT (Free Individual Trekker) or in a group of various sizes. However, there are certain trekking regions known as ‘Restricted Areas’ that are highly regulated by the Government of Nepal and hence FITs are strictly forbidden. Trekking in these areas is allowed only upon acquiring permit from the Department of Immigration.
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Tootle; Easy Motorbike Ride in Katmandu!

Tootle is one of the easiest and possibly the cheapest and fastest means of commuting in Kathmandu. All you have to do is request a ride via their app and someone nearby will pick you up in their motorcycle. The charges are minimum compared to a Taxi or other services. However, tootle is feasible only for a solo traveler within the city.
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‘Visit Nepal Year’ planned for 2020

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has planned to organise ‘Visit Nepal Year’ in 2020 to attract more tourists to the country.

Further details can be found in the following PDF :
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Have you seen this video?

If we could do this too it would be amazing !!!

Video Source : videworld

Earthquake – Long Term Support

Our team are currently working on the long term support understanding that this is one of the most essential requirements now.  We wanted to work on the locations where relief had not reached and on the working areas which is very important. We, together, decided to support in rebuilding a school which, we believe, in the long run will be very much beneficial to the whole community.
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