About Samrat Group Nepal

It is my immense pleasure to introduce our self as a tour, trekking & expedition operator in Nepal, Tibet, Kailash, Bhutan, & India. We are very proud that we have excellent reputation in the market for quality services in very competitive prices. The company has won numerous awards from various organizations for its contributions and achievements. We are members of the following travel associations: IATA (International Air Transport Association) NATTA (Nepal Association of Tours & Travel Agents), UFTAA (Universal Federation of Travel Agent's Association) TAAN (Trekking Agents Associations of Nepal) and NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), SKAL (Skal international Association of Travel and Tourism Prefessionals), PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association).

Rara Karnali tourism year from Baisakh 1st

Rara Karnali tourism year from Baisakh 1st
Rara Lake

Rara Lake

Rara Karnali Tourism Year is being observed from coming Baisakh 1st of the year 2075 in the lunar calendar.

The tourism year is being observed in order to highlight the history, culture, civilization and natural beauty of Karnali with a target to bring in 500,000 tourists in the 12 months of the year, said publicity coordinator Dal Rawal at a press meet organised by the Karnali provincial government here today. The tourists arrival so far is 50,000 annually.

Despite being the best tourism destination of Nepal, it has not yet become a major tourist attraction for lack of essential infrastructure and amenities, Rawal said while noting that efforts would be made to address those shortcomings. Karnali boasts of the Rara lake, Rara national park, Phoksundu lake, Bala Tripurasundari, Kakrebihar, Mansarovar and is the origin of Nepal’s 23 castes.

Rara Lake

Rara Lake

Also speaking at the programme, Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board Dipak Raj Joshi assured for necessary support provided the locals help in tourism promotion of their locality.

Majority of the participants on the occasion stressed on increasing access to transportation service first in order to bring in the targeted number of tourists into the province.

Source:  Himalayan News

TripAdvisor releases best destinations in Asia, Kathmandu in 6th place

TripAdvisor releases best destinations in Asia, Kathmandu in 6th place
Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu Valley

The travel website TripAdvisor has released its list of 25 best travel destinations in Asia, putting Kathmandu in sixth place.

The list has given the top travel destination of Asia to Bali, Indonesia. The top five destinations besides Bali include Phuket, Thailand; Hanoi, Thailand; Siem Riep, Cambodia; and Tokyo, Japan.

TripAdvisor is a top travel website used widely by travelers across the globe. Being placed in sixth place, Kathmandu can expect increase in tourist numbers.

TripAdvisor is considered to be the go-to travel website around the world by travelers to choose travel destinations, hotels and restaurants, and as such, given high value in the tourism industry. Currently, the website has 315 million members.

The top 25 destinations of Asia as released by TripAdvisor are:

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. Phuket, Thailand
  3. Hanoi, Vietnam
  4. Siem Riep, Cambodia
  5. Tokyo, Japan
  6. Kathmandu, Nepal
  7. Hong Kong, China
  8. New Delhi, India
  9. Goa, India
  10. Ko Samui, Thailand
  11. Hội An, Vietnam
  12. Bangkok, Thailand
  13. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  14. Lombok, Indonesia
  15. Krabi Town, Thailand
  16. Jaipur, India
  17. Beijing, Chaina
  18. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  19. Singapore
  20. Panay Island, Philippines
  21. Kyoto, Japan
  22. Taipei, Taiwan
  23. Seoul, South Korea
  24. Da Nang, Vietnam
  25. Shanghai, China

Source: Himalayan News

49 dead in US-Bangla plane crash at Kathmandu airport

49 dead in US-Bangla plane crash at Kathmandu airport
US-Bangla Airlines plane crashes at Kathmandu airport

US-Bangla Airlines plane crashes at Kathmandu airport

Mar 12, 2018 – Forty-nine people died when a US-Bangla airlines plane crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday afternoon, Nepal Police said.

There were 71 people including four crew members on board the 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft that took off from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The plane crashed at 2:18 pm local time.

According to Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Manoj Neupane, 22 injured passengers are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu. Twelve passengers have been admitted at Kathmandu Medical College Hospital, Sinamangal, four at Norvic Hospital, Thapathali, three at Grande Hospital, Dhapasi, one at Om Hospital, Chabahil and one at Medicity, Bhainsepati.

US-Bangla Airlines plane crashes at Kathmandu airport

US-Bangla Airlines plane crashes at Kathmandu airport

Nepal Police DIG Manoj Neupane said 31 bodies were pulled out from the crashed plane and nine others were declared dead at different hospitals.

According to TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur, the aircraft with call sign S2-AGU caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near TIA.

Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) Sanjiv Gautam said that the plane was out of control when it attempted to land on the runway. “The aircraft was permitted to land from the Southern side of the runway over Koteshwor but it landed from the Northern side,” said Gautam suspecting the aircraft might have sustained some technical glitches. “We are yet to ascertain the reason behind the unusual landing.”

Rescue team of TIA and Nepal Army personnel rushed the accident site following the crash. All flights in and out of TIA were cancelled for about three hours following the mishap.

Source: kathmandupost

Kailash helicopters imports new helicopter

Kailash helicopters imports new helicopter

Kailash Helicopter Service

Kailash Helicopter Services started by youth entrepreneurs, have imported a new helicopter.

The company imported a helicopter from French aircraft manufacturer Airbus, of the model S 350 B3 Series. The 300 million company intends to import another helicopter in the near future.

Kailash Helicopter Service

The helicopter came in from Singapore on Saturday. The process to obtain AOC flight permission for the helicopter has already started, informed the Managing Director, Pratap Jung Pandey.

Kailash Helicopter Service

Kailash Helicopter Services is operated by youth entrepreneurs including Captain Aashish Sherchan, Pratap Jung Pandey, Shree Ram K.C., Ishwari Paudel, Sunil Shrestha, Rajesh Kumar Pandit, C.N. Pandey, Shree Hari Kuike, etc. The group also has investments in the tourism and banking sectors. The company will use the helicopter for chartered flights, rescues, mountain flights, etc.

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Source: Tourismmail

Holi The Festival of Colours

Holi The Festival of Colours

Holi-Festival-Celebration

Holi is festival of color. This festival is also farewell of winter and welcoming of summer in Southern Asia. Holi is celebrated in full moon day in Phalgun . Hence, Holi is also called Fagu Purnima. Holi is called Dhuli in Sanskrit.

Holi is welcoming of spring and summer. It is also observed to get blessing of God for coming harvests and fertility of the land. This festival is celebrated in most of South Asian counties. Actually Holi is the night of Falgun Krishna Chaturdasi but celebration starts from the very next day on Purnima. Holi is the festival of color, friendships and love.

The ancient Hindu festival of Holi falls on late February or on early March. Allegedly named after the mythical demoness Holika, it is a day when the feast of colours is celebrated. The festival is of a week. However, it’s only the last day that is observed by all with colours. The ancient Hindu festival of Holi falls on late February or on early March. Allegedly named after the mythical demoness Holika, it is a day when the feast of colours is celebrated.

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The festival is of a week. However it’s only the last day that is observed by all with colours. Phagu is another name for Holi where Phagu means the sacred red powder and Pune is the full moon day, on which the festival ends. People can be seen wandering through the streets either on foot or on some vehicle, with a variety of colours smeared over them. Families and friends get together and celebrate the occasion with a lot of merry making. This spring time celebration is also an outburst of youthful exuberance in which throwing colours and water bolloons (lolas) on passer- by is acceptable. But, the Indian community, that is, the Marwari class who has settled down in Nepal for centuries and the people of Terai celebrate it a day later with more pomp and ceremony.

Happy-Holi

Lumbini Peace Marathon to take place on March 1

Lumbini Peace Marathon to take place on March 1
Lumbini Peace Marathon

Lumbini Peace Marathon

The Lumbini Peace Marathon is going to be held on March 1 in Lumbini. Organizers claim that 250 people from indigenous and foreign background are participating in the competition.

Players from Nepal, India, China, Australia, Korea, and Britain will participate in the competition. President of Lumbini Peace Marathon Mr. Vikram Pandey informed that the Lumbini Peace Marathon competition has been organized on Falgun Purnima because this is the day when Lord Gautam Buddha returned to his birthplace after getting enlightened.

There are three categories including full marathon (42-198km), and half marathon of 21 km and 7 km. The winner of full marathon will be awarded a medal and 100 thousand cash prize and given an award named as ‘Lumbini Ashok Peace Puraskar’. Similarly, the first runner-up and second runner-up will be awarded with 45,000 and 70,000 respectively. The prize for the second place is named as ‘Kapilvastu Huyen San Puraskar’ and the third place prize is named as ‘Mayadevi Garden Ulthan Puraskar’. Similarly, the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up of half Marathon will be awarded with the cash prize of Rs 50 thousand, 35 thousand and 25 thousand respectively.

The marathon will start from Kudan to Gotehawa, Kapilvastu,banganga, Tilaurakot, Niglihawa, Arorkot, Dohani and will finally end in Lumbini.

Source: Tourismmail