Friday, October 27, 2017

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2019

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, truly a holy tour to the adobe of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in the sacred Himalaya - Mount Kailash has been the main attraction for all pilgrims of different religions since many years. It is a spiritual journey made every year from Kathmandu (Nepal), India and Lhasa (Tibet). Generally, the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains consider this tour as an achievement of lifetime.

Kailash Mansarovar yatra 2019 registration is opened, please contact the best tour operator for Kailash Mansarovar holy tour in Kathmandu for the yatra details.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2019 Packages

Here are the lists of yatra packages for your convenience which would you like to choose. Pick up any of these packages and contact us for the booking. You may have group booking discount on the package if you have the number of yatris above 10.
Kailash Mansarovar Overland Tour (Kerung Border)
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Helicopter Tour
Kailash Mansarovar Trekking Tour
Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa

For the full Kailash Mansarover Yatra package, itinerary, cost, best season, things to bring, accommodations and other necessary information, contact

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Kailash Yatra Overland Tour supposed to be open by mid July 2016

Kerung Border
Kerung Border

It is the great news to all pilgrims who want to make yatra to Kailash Mansarovar is that Kailash Mansarovar Overland Tour will be opened by mid july 2016. According to the official notice published by IPSC (Indian Pilgrimage Service Center for Tar), kerung border will be opened for all travelers who want to go for Kailash Mansarvar holy yatra.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Bhairahawa rising as major transit point after blockade

Bhairahawa Customs Office
Bhairahawa has been turning into one of the country’s main transit points as many traders have been bringing their shipments through this trade hub on the southern border after the Birgunj customs point was choked by the recent trade embargo by India.

Sipradi Trading, the authorized dealer of Tata Motors in Nepal, is one of the companies using this route for importing vehicles. Sipradi started importing autos through this customs point after the Madhesi protest movement against the new Constitution blocked their usual route. The company has now made Bhairahawa their permanent transit point.

Sipradi has leased two bighas of land at Madauli on the Bhairahawa-Butwal highway where it has established an office and parking lot. “After the protestors targeted Birgunj as the main venue to carry out their protests, we have considered this area as the best alternative,” said Govinda Upadhyaya, branch manager of Sipradi. Accord-ing to him, they will be impor-ting only a limited number of vehicles through Birgunj. 

Likewise, almost all the other automobile importers have started using the Bhairahawa customs point for their shipments. These trading companies have rented land around Bhairahawa and constructed warehouses.

The growing interest in the Bhairahawa customs point among auto traders has led to an increase in other trading activities too. The area is witnessing growing people’s settlements and opening of guesthouses and petrol pumps, among other activities. Similarly, land prices have soared almost three-fold since the Tarai unrest.

Bhairahawa was widely used as a transit point during the Tarai unrest and Indian trade embargo when other transit points on the Nepal-India border were tightly closed, with Birgunj bearing the brunt of the blockade.

The area was considered to be one of the safest routes for trading with the southern neighbour. Due to this reason, Bhairahawa customs was one of the top choices for traders who needed to reroute their shipments of imported goods including gasoline that were stuck in Birgunj-Raxaul area.

Not only automobile dealers but also hoteliers and manufacturers have been shifting their businesses to Bhairahawa, said industrialist Sitaram Upreti. “After the Tarai unrest, the area is now the main choice for many entrepreneurs even from Kathmandu and Pokhara.”

Revenue collection has also swelled with the surge in shipments through Bhairahawa and the customs office here has surpassed the revenue collection target. The customs office fulfilled the entire year’s revenue collection target in eight months.

The customs office collected revenue of Rs34.51 billion as of mid-March while the target for the whole year is Rs30.11 billion.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tatopani border point resumes temporarily

Tatopani Border

Nation's major trade border, Tatopani border has been opened temporarily after the Earthquake 2015. The border has been used as the major trade route between Nepal and China.

According to the Tatopani Customs Office, 20 cargoes entered Nepali territory carrying goods from Khasa within the past 24 hours after the Chinese authority agreed to send the stranded vehicles.

Over 400 containers of goods have been stuck in the godown, as per the Tatopani Customs Office. The customs office informed that 150 containers have entered Khasa to load materials. However, they have not been able to load goods due to a dispute between traders and godown operators. Customs Officer Dibyaraj Pokharel informed that around 300 empty cargoes are queuing up to enter Khasa from Tatopani border.

“Though the godown operators have been demanding store charge for a year, we will negotiate to bring all the stuck goods into Nepal,” he said, informing that all of the stranded goods will enter Nepal within two or three days.

Some of the stranded goods have already entered Nepal from other border points. Coordinator of Tatopani Naka Bachau Abhiyan Yudhir Poudel said they have been pressurising Nepali authorities to take an initiative to ease cargo movement.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kerung Border

kerung Road

Kerung is a village development committee in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. This remote village is a home of 3602 people living in their 873 infidel houses. Though with the small amount of population, Kerung border plays a vital role in the overall journey towards Mount Kailash.

Previously, the pilgrims are not allowed to travel towards Mount Kailash by using Kerung border because of natural calamities. But this year, the Kerung border has been reopened in order to take the full advantage of transpiration and trade between the two counties.

Here, you can also witness one of the infamous Nepal-china bridge which was built in order to maintain trade treaty between the two countries. Nowadays, Kerung border is playing a very vital role for pilgrims traveling towards Mount Kailash.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kerung border will supposed to be open for all the tourists by 2018, if you are planning Kailash yatra overland tour, contact us,

Friday, April 8, 2016

Nepal and China relations, new avenues and possibilities - News and Updates

At the invitation of Premier Li keqiang of the state council of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli paid an official visit to China, close neighbor across the northern border of Nepal from March20 to 27,2016. During the visit, Prime Minister Oh called on Xi Jinping, President of China held official level bilateral talk with Li Keqiang and discussed on gamut of relations including political security, transit, trade, economic and cultural aspects. During China visit, Prime Minister Oh addressed to the BOAO conference, and in his presence, Nepal signed a document to enter into Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a dialogue partner.
It enhanced regional an international significance of the visit during the visit Nepal and China signed 10 bilateral agreements nd issued .15 pointjoint statement. Agreement on transit transport is a landmark achievement to a landlocked country like Nepal. Now responsibility comes to both sides to implement all agreements signed between two countries.

1. Mutual Political Support
Mutual political support, particularly willingness to accommodate each others concerns and core interests is a sound basis of neighborly relations, which is clearly stated in the joint statement between Nepal and China.
Chinese support to Nepal: - The Chinese side welcomed the promulgation of the constitution in Nepal and regarded it as a historic progress in the political transition of Nepal. The Chinese side sincerely hoped that Nepal could take this opportunity to realize its political stability and economic development.

Nepalese Support to China:
The Nepalese side reiterated its cominjtm to One China Policy. It firniJy supports the efforts made by the Chinese side to uphord state sovereignty national unity and territorial integrity, and does not allow any forces to use Nepalese territory for anti-China or separatist activities

Thus the two sides reiterated their firm commitment to respect each other’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, respect and accommodate each other’s concerns and core interests.
2. Far Reaching Transit Agreeme
Nepal and China have concluded historic agreeme on transit transport which is a far- reaching importance to landlocked Nepal.
Nepal access to Chinese ports for third country trade assured in
this agreement This is the opening to China, expected to reduce Nepal’s near complete dependence to the south. Given the history of blockaded by the southern neighbor, the agreement with Chine gives assurance and confidence to the Nepalese that there is an alternative supply route. The agreement has paved the way for Nepal’s third country trade through the gateway of Chinese port for the first time in the Nepal’s history. Protocol will be signed soon to identify ports and routes for transit.
Nepal had concluded transit agreements with India and Bangladesh. But Nepal experienced blocked by the southern neighbor by and again, even interrupted third country supplies. The transit and transport agreement with China have now opted for diversification regarding the utilization of the transit rights, facilitate oversea trade of Nepal via China.
3. Connectivity Emphasized
Since the emergence of Xi Jinping as the President of China, has given a special focus on connectivity opening China to the outside world. China has a already extended its railway to Xigatse linking it to Lhasa and the rest of the country. Chinese rail network is scheduled to reach Kerung in 2020. Trans- Himalayan railway is the
rity conneCtivitY. In the joint statement, it is stated, “As regard Nepal- China bilateral cooperatb0nl both side agreed to synergize each other’s develoPm planfling formulate appropriate bilateral cooperation programs and to carcYout major projects under the frame work of tht Belt and Road initiative. Both sides agreed to strengthen confleCti further step up the land and air links and improve the land transport infrastrnct
The Chinese side agreed to accelerate the feasibilitY study on the Arniko Highway repair and opening maintenance project of Syabrubesl - asuWaga HighwaY, build the bridge over Karnali River of Hilsa of Pulanl Yari post.
The Chinese side agreed to provide financial support on preferential terms for pokhara regional internat1o airport. There is a mention of Kimathan Kbandbari- Dhankuta Road, ashuwaga Kathman And Kathman - Pokhara Lumbini railwaY project and Kathmafld ring road 2nd phase.
China iS interested to develop Kerung port as China’s gateway to South Asia with future prospect of developing trilateral cooperation between countries in the region.
4. March Toward Free Trade
In joint statement, it is stated “in • view of the trade deficit of Nepa1 the Chinese side will seriously consider to provide the enhanced market access to tradable products of Nepal as contained in the list recently provided by Nepal.
The two sides agreed to start the joint feasibility study of China- Nepal free trade agreement and conclude the study at an early date.
The volume of Nepal-China trade is enlarging every year, which is mostly in China’s favor. There is border trade from traditional passes. Modern trade is conducted from Kodari and Keyrong Highways. In trade treaties, most favored nation treatment to each other is taken as basis. Both Nepal and China are members of WTO. This time, both Nepal and China agreed to enter into free trade agreement in near future and agreed to start joint feasibility study for the purpose.
In the context of growing bilateral trade, it is desirable to conclude BIPPA treaty as soon as possible, maintaining a balance of interest between two neighbors.
5. New Initiatives in water & energy front Nepal’s southern neighbor is onductiflg diplomacY to monopolies water and energy in Nepal. This time, China also took interest in this sector, agreeing to build crossb0 transmission lines and explore the prospect of power trade. China agreed to invest in several hydro projects luding West Seti and Upper Arufl.
In joint statement, it is stated that the Nepalese side requested the Chinese side to provide assistance for the preparation of detailed project report and consttuCtlOhl of 4 Arun- Kimatha power project and 400 KV cross - border tranSffi1sS lines project at 5 Kerung Border point and conStruct 132KV double circuit transmission line, monoPok structure around Kathmand) Ring Road.’
Nepal and China have agreed to setup a joint mechanism for energy cooperation and to develop neceSSary infrastructures for bilateral energy trade. Areas of cooperation will be trans transmission line, hydro power development and harnesSing solar power among others.
Nepal and China already agreed to construct 750MW West Seti hydropower project. As per the MOU signed between IBN and CWE in August 2012, the Chinese company will have a 75 percent share in the joint venture company Nepal is proposing China to invest in Sunkoshi 111(585 MW) also
Tibet autonthnous .r power co.chief Liu Syau Ming said that Tibet is interested to construct cross- border transmission line and export surplus power to Nepal (Kantipur 24.2.2016). Chinese billionaire entrepreneur and laurate Huang Ming disclosed during Nepal visit in last February that China private sector is interested to invest in solar energy sector in Nepal (Himalayan Times 24-2-2016).
6. China As Nepal’s Development Partner
China is committed to assist in the post-disaster reconstruction of Nepal She is increasing grant assisi annually to Nepal. China is one of the major development partners in Nepal as she isincreasing investments in Nepal infrastructure development. Even private sector investment from China to Nepal is increasing particularly in tourism and agricultural sector.
In the joint statement, it is stated,” the Chinese government will continue to provide assistance to Nepal’s socio- economic development within its ability. The Chinese side will implement the 3 billion RMB grant assistance from 2016 to 2018 to support the post- disaster reconstruction of Nepal, to carry out 25 key projects areas Covering infrastructure
construction, recovery of peoples livelihood in quake stricken areas of northern Nepal, repair cultural and hi’storical sites, capacity building in disaster prevention and control as well as medial and public health cooperation. The Chinese side agreed to provide more than 32000 sets of household solar- power generation system in Nepal.
Prime Minister Dli appreciated to Chinese investors to come to Nepal and contribute in economic sector. The private sector people accompanied during Prime minister’s visit interacted with Chinese counterparts and enter into MOU to promote trade
7. Delayed Fuel Import Agreement It is saddened many Nepalese
after failed to strike a deal on the supply of fuel to Nepal through the Chinese side has already expresses its commitment to build fuel storage depots in three places in Nepal. Nepalese were quite eager to see alterni fuel supply from the north in the context of blockade from the south and hardship they faced badly.
In the joint statement it is stated, “both sides agreed to conclude a commercial deal on the supply of petroleum products from China to Nepal. in this context they encouraged companies to speed up negotiation and concerned: agencies to the study providing supporting policies on issues of pricing, taxation, transportation, quality control and custom and frontier formalities. The Chinese side agreed and builds Oh storage facilities for Nepal and will send expert to Nepal to carry out feasibility study of Oh and gas resources research”.
Prime Minister Oil said that there is no emergency situation like blockade. So there is no hurry to sign agreement to import fuel from China. There are transit agreements both with China and India, we can import items including fuel from the north and the southern ports even from third countries. He tried to console Nepalese people and informed that negotiations are going on to finalize fuel import agreement.
Chinese premier Li keqaing said that China is willing to enter into pragmatic cooperation to explore Oh and gas in Nepal. Of course, exploration and exploitation of natural resources like Oh and gas in own country helps us for self- reliance. The experiences of blockades taught us not to depend on single country for fuel supply, strategically important item.
8. Regional and international dimension
In the joint statement, it is stated that the two sides agreed to further promote cooperation in multilateral forums including in the United Nations on issues of mutual interest. They believed that cooperation among the developing countries on climate change energy, food security, etc will enhance and consolidate their solidarity and promote their collective strength in shaping global development agenda. The two sides positively view and support each other’s participation in the regional cooperation and cooperation within SCO, SAARC and other regional cooperation mechanism within the agreed frameworks and guidelines.
Nepal signed MOU with SCO to be dialogue partner in this important organization. Prime Minister Oh addressed at Boao forum. Thus his China visit has regional and international dimension also.
Concluding Remarks:
The conclusion of 10- agreements and issuing of 15-point joint statement by Nepal and China, during prime minister KP Oh’s China visit is testimony of cordial and fruitful bilateral relationship. The commitment to address each other’s core concern built strong foundation for mutual trust and fruitful cooperation. Now there is a responsibility to implement these agreements and understandings both in letter and spirit in time frame
There is a possibility of visit by President Xi Jinping to Nepal when he travels to India for attending a BRICS summit being held in Goa on October 15-16, 2016. Nepal should not miss this opportunity. Let us enhance Nepal-China Relation to higher stage properly utilizing each and every opportunities.
(Paper presented by Hiranya Lal Shrestha on the talks programme organised by Interenational Concern CenterNepal, March 31, 2016. Thanks Weekly Mirror)

Kerung border point resumes operations - News and Updates

Rasuwagadhi Kerung Border

The import/export has been resumed through the china kerung border point after two week closure. There are 15-20 containers passing through this border to Nepal daily as the Rasuwa Custom office says. As the Tatopani Khasa route has been closed since last year Earthquake on April 25, 2015, traders have been forced to use the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung route. Now the goods are imported from the different cities of china like Guangzhou and Lhasa to Nepal.

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