Nepal’s high-tourist spring season went through some surprise rains and cooler than usual weather with a few unexpected hail storms and snowfall within few weeks. Rain and storm partly affected two districts, Bara and Parsa, of Nepal’s southern Terai region on Sunday evening causing loss of life and property among the local population. As per official reports, rescue and relief efforts were immediately deployed to the affected areas and the situation has been under surveillance by local authorities and the central government alike. The storm was confined to a particular region in the southern part of the country and tourists and tourism activities have not been affected so far. According to Nepal Tourism Board CEO Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, “This region is in southern plain, close to the border of India. It is not a tourist region and no tourist is hurt so far. The Government of Nepal is focused on rescue and treatment of those affected.” Mr. Joshi has urged all tourists planning visit to Nepal to be assured that all is well in the major tourist areas of the country. Nevertheless, Mr. Joshi has requested for clear flow of information to answer travelers’ queries from all concerned, so that travelers are able to make informed choices. Nepal’s tourist activities mainly center around Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Bardiya, Janakpur, and the Himalayan region in the northern part, and these areas are a considerable distance from the storm hit areas. The recent inconsistencies of weather seen in Nepal also could…
UK to double donations to new appeal, Justine Greening announces on anniversary of Nepal earthquakes
On the first anniversary of the Nepal earthquakes, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced that the UK will match public donations to a new appeal to help thousands of people living with disabilities to access rehabilitation services and get back into education and jobs.
Ang Tshering Sherpa, President of Nepal Mountaineering Association, said that revival of tourism in Langtang and the whole country was the need of the hour. Speaking at the ceremony, he requested all visitors to carry the message that Nepal was now safe to travel. Babu Tamang, a 70 year old resident of Langtang, expressed his grief at having lost everything- their families, land and assets – in the quake. However, he added optimistically, that Langtang will hopefully spring back to life again.
Yosemite’s International Affairs program supports the park’s participation in the World Heritage Program, as well as visits of over 50 delegations from all over the world each year. Yosemite maintains 12 sister park relationships in China, Chile, Germany, Mongolia, Nepal, and Tanzania.
Everest climbers are moving up to higher camps with Sherpas fixing ropes up to Camp III in Everest icefall route reports The Himalayan Times (THT). THT also spoke to Col Ranveer Jamwal, leading a team of Indian Army Everest Massif expedition, who confirmed that most of the teams had started moving to Camp I and Camp II.