3,400 personnel to guard Pashupati area, devotees

Nepal Police will deploy 3,400 personnel in the Pashupati area on Tuesday as devotees throng the holy site during the Shivaratri, one of the biggest Hindu festivals. Police have established a post to command 12 temporary posts headed by Inspectors at North Gate, Bishworupa, Bankali Parking, four Shivalayas, Pingalastan, Ram Mandir, Uma Kunda, Kailash Hill, temple area, Tilganga and Siphal Ground. The main command will be handled by a Superintendent of Police while 512 personnel have been deputed in the area since Monday morning until Tuesday night. Similarly, 951 personnel will be deployed in other areas in a shift while 579 policewomen will be on guard. Besides 52 personnel from the National Investigation Department and 300 scouts, 2,500 Armed Police personnel will assist Nepal Police in securing devotees and the temple premises. Senior Superintendent of Police Narayan Singh Khadka, spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office, said they will cordon 31 areas by halting the traffic and ease VVIP and VIP entourages. Bankali, Ramghat, Aryaghat, Ratopul, Purano Baneshwor, Pashupati Old Age Home and Jay Bageshwori are other areas under watch in view of untoward incidents.
Around 1 million people are expected to visit Pashupatinath for the festival on Tuesday. “We are focussing more on surveillance through Close Circuit Television cameras. There are 32 CCTV units watching the temple premises and the movement of people from Tilganga and Gaushala areas,” said SSP Khadka. Bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs will remain stand-by while reinforcements will be available. The Prime Minister’s Office has directed the Home Ministry, Nepal Police and the APF to maintain high level of vigilance and curb drugs and criminal activities. PMO Secretary Santa Raj Subedi said in a statement that security bodies have been directed to manage the flow of devotees.

Himalchuli (7893M ) in Nepal

Himalchuli ( 7893m)
Although Himalchuli looks spectacular from Kathmandu valley near kirtipur on a clear day, its summit line is never properly seen on the approach march to Samagaon. The best views of Himalchuli are normally reserved for trekkers descending from Ngadi village to Besisahar on its southwestern flanks.The main peak of three is a touch under 8000m and the mountain has an amazingly complex system of ridges, peaks, snowfields and glaciers. The highest peak was first climbed by a Japanese team in 1960 .Subsequently Himalchuli North submitted to a Korean team in 1985. It seems that Orientals have a strong connection with the three main summits of the Manaslu trek. Great views of Himalchuli can be had from Daman on the old hetauda Kathmandu road the Raj path and also from Bandipur near Dumre. for the details information please visit our web

Trek in langtang Nepal

Langtang has over 70 glaciers of varying sizes, the langtang and ganesh Himal mountain ranges, and high altitude lakes including Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda.The people in this place are mostly of Tamang and Tibetan origin, whose culture goes back to hundreds of years. The craftsmanship dress traditionally built stone houses, and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect their etch Himalayan heritage. Partly protected as Langtang National park visit to the area gives Himalayan nature experience and an insight into the lifestyle and culture the Tamangs who are predominant inhabitants of the regional.
Located about 30 km toward the north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border langtang was previously a restricted area. Extending in an east west direction it is bordered on the north by the main crest of the Himalayas dominated by langtang lirung (7,245m) the highest peak in area. To the south are the chimes Danda (ridge) crossed by the Ganja la pass (5,122m) and Jugal Himal Culminating in Dorje lakpa (6,989m) Glaciers spawned by the slopes of Dorje Lakpa langtang lirung and other peaks feed the langtang river.

Time to prioritise city waste mgmt

Up to 70 percent of the waste generated in Kathmandu Valley is degradable which could be turned into compost, but no investment nor any efforts have been made to that end, according to the Solid Waste Management Technical Support Centre.The centre officials have suggested taking a sustainable approach to effectively handle the garbage generated at household as well as at industrial level. Informing the Parliamentary Committee on Environment Protection about ways to manage waste on Friday, the centre officials said segregation of degradable and non-degradable wastes before disposing them is a key component of sustainable waste management.Sumitra Amatya, the centre’s chief, said although the Solid Waste Management Act already envisions separating wastes at the source level, it has yet to be implemented.“The problem of solid waste management is turning serious in Kathmandu and other cities in lack of public involvement as well as alternatives to manage wastes at household and institutional level,” she said.The act also states that only 10 percent of the total waste generate by a city should be sent to a designated landfill site for disposal. In case of Kathmandu Valley, however, nearly 85 of the total waste generated is being transported to landfill site.Duman Thapa, a lawmaker representing the parliamentary committee, said that the involvement of private sector to encourage Public-Private Partnership is essential for sustainable waste management.

Air Connection

International Connection:
Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/ from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, Doha and Hong Kong. Other International airlines operating from and to Kathmandu are Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air Asia (Kuala Lumpur), Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Flydubai (Dubai), GMG Airlines (Dhaka), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Jet Lite (Delhi), Korean Air (Seoul), Malaysian Airlines (Kuala Lumpur), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Islamabad), Qatar Airways (Doha), RAK Air (Ras al- Khaimah), Silk Air (Singapore), Spicejet (Delhi), Thai Airways (Bangkok)and United Airways (Dhaka).
Domestic Connection:
Nepal Airlines has an extensive network of air services to major parts of the country. Besides Nepal Airlines, other domestic airlines (there are more than 18 in operation) provide regular and charter services to popular domestic destinations. Many domestic airlines operate early morning, one-hour mountain flights round the year.
Airport Tax:Airport tax is already included in the international air ticket, therefore, passengers departing for international destinations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu do not need to pay airport tax at the airport during departure. However, for domestic travel within Nepal airport tax is included in ticket fare for flights from Kathmandu, while for flights from other parts of the country one has to pay airport tax at the domestic airport before departure.
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