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New Camp route Everest climbing season begins

A climbing route starting from base camp I (5335m) to Camp II (6400m) by placing 23 aluminum ladders and ropes the icefall doctors to build completing the construction section, at least 279 mountaineers from 38 countries attempt to climb the world's highest peak this spring season. Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee mobilized a team of eight icefall doctor to build climbing path committee charge each climber with US $600 for using an icefall route at least 385 climber including 72 on Mt Lhotse and 34 on Mt Nuptse to 32 expedition team for Mt Everest need to pass through the newly constructed route way to the top of the mountains.

'Meaningful Travel Map to Nepal' released

The first-ever "Meaningful Travel Map of Nepal" is now available to guide travelers to especially powerful experience in 2016. Nepal one top of the natural and cultural wonders, visitors in the Country's inspirational recovery from the April 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal open for business and travel are invited to return destination to honor the challenges of the last year. Best of the old Nepal and new before rest the world does. This is the good news for the travel to beautiful mountain kingdom lifting the US and UK travel advisories recovery is in full across the country creating opportunities for learning appreciation. Nepal in 2016 trip will be meaningful map highlight include the trekking Great Himalaya Trails, Chitwan National Park and other natural, cultural sites. Tourism resources for traveler meaningful tour operator, intrepid travel, G adventure, Ace the Himalaya, Crooked trails, Myths and Mountains etc.

Commercial operation of Himalaya Airlines

Nepal-China joint venture airline airbus 320-214 aircraft Himalaya Airlines operating commercial flight form Kathmandu to Colombo on April 12. The new aircraft, with the Nepali registration number 9N-ALM demonstrated competence to operate flight in all aspects of airline operation. Himalaya Airlines plans to operate flights to Delhi and Doha by end of April. Airlines had offered a round trip fare Rs. 55,000 for business class and Rs. 35000 for Economy class.

Abundant snails show Bhutan's environment is healthy

Research: A team of three researchers discovered a new mollusc species and recorded a total of 150 species in the country. The team is looking for possible literature on several other samples, which team believes is new. The research team began collecting species of snails from across the country from 2012. The lead researcher and a professor with Naturalist, Dr Edmund Gittenberger, said that snails act as host for parasites that are important for human health, agriculture, and livestock. They serve as 'indicator species' to determine the health of the natural environment. In a week, they collected about 650 samples and given the size of the country and the density the environment is very healthy.

Reviving the forgotten trail of Drukpa Kunley

To revive the ancient trail of the 14th century saint, Choeji Drukpa Kunley, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck trekked for four hours from Talogang to Siluna in Punakha on April 23. It is believed along this trail Choeji Drukpa Kunley hunted and subdued demons. There are many sacred sites (nyes) along the 21-km trail related to Drukpa Kunley. The route which takes four-hours to walk, connects 21 villages in Toep. Each village possesses their own unique culture, artistic skills, trade practices, and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge conclude trip to Bhutan

The visit to Bhutan by Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of the United Kingdom, which took place at the invitation of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, concluded on April 15. During the two-day visit, Their Royal Highnesses received an audience with His Majesty The King and The Gyaltsuen. His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck hosted an archery match and other traditional sports at Changlimithang, which the Duke and Duchess participated in. Their Royal Highnesses also interacted with students from Ability Bhutan Society and the Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for Special Children and Youth at Changlimithang. On the second day of the visit, Their Royal Highnesses trekked to the Taktshang Monastery in Paro and later in the evening met with Bhutanese who have studied in the United Kingdom. Their Royal Highnesses' successful visit has reinforced the growing ties of friendship between the Royal Families and Peoples of Bhutan and the United Kingdom, a foreign affairs press release stated.