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7 Day Bhutan Special Tours

7 Day Bhutan Special Tours

7 days | Departs Kathmandu/Paro

Bhutan, located in the eastern Himalayas, borders China to the north and India to the south, east and west. The altitude varies from 300m (1000ft) in the narrow lowland region to 7000m (22,000ft) in the Himalayan plateau in the no ...read more

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Myanmar Airways to connect Yangon–Kolkata from Dec 1
Starting from December 1, Myanmar Airways International will operate two times weekly service between Yangon and Kolkata on Airbus A320 and A319 aircraft. These flights between the two destinations will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays. MAI currently flies between Yangon and Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Gaya, Guangzhou, and between Mandalay and Bangkok. An official statement from MIA stated that Myanmar Airways is offering very attractive introductory fares on Kolkata to Yangon sector.
Brothers on world bicycle tour to protect environment, fight HIV/AIDS
Brothers on world bicycle tour to protect environment, fight HIV/AIDS
Nepal Airlines to fly to Dubai three times a week starting tomorrow
Nepal Airlines to fly to Dubai three times a week starting tomorrow
Haritalika Teej 3- 5 September
Haritalika Teej 3- 5 September
tourism memorial park in Kavre
tourism memorial park in Kavre
Tibet Overland Tour will begin from 1st Jun 2016 from Kerung border
Tibet Overland Tour will begin from 1st Jun 2016 for all nationalities from Kerung/Rasuwa border.
Kailash Yatra 2016
Overland yatra to Kailash from Nepal not yet open both from Kyirong & Kodari. By Heli & via Lhasa using flight possible.......
Kailash Tour 2016 booking open
Kailash tour booking for 2016 open ...starts from Inr 118000/ Usd 2000 per person.
Miyamoto report on Annapurna Nepal Now, latest facts
Miyamoto report on Annapurna Nepal Now, latest facts Location: Annapurna | Type: Adventure, Nature Lovers | Tags:NepalNOW, Trek, annapurna, nepal, nepal now The Annapurna region, the most popular tourism destinations of the country, is located in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal. Following the powerful earthquakes of April and May 2015, the extent and severity of earthquake-related structural damage and geologic hazard were widely believed to be limited, but remained unknown. With funding from SAMARTH-NMDP and on behalf of the government of Nepal through the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, an assessment team was dispatched from June 25 to July 2, 2015 to this region to observe and record seismic damages that occurred along the main trekking routes and select villages as a result of the earthquakes. The team was comprised of a structural engineer and an engineering geologist, supported by a professional mountain guide and local conservation officer familiar with the region. The objective of the rapid reconnaissance of the region was to a) develop a baseline understanding of the extent of earthquake-related damage, b) advise on the overall trekking safety of the region’s routes and c) provide recommendations on repairs or risk mitigation that will inform tourism recovery and commercial readiness strategies that are currently being developed by the government, its international development partners, and Nepal’s tourism industry at large. The aim of these efforts is to promote tourism back to Nepal which will support the nation’s economic recovery. The findings of the structural and geotechnical rapid assessment of the region are summarized in this report.
National Geographic Photographer Accurately Sums Up Why Tourists Revisit Nepal
National Geographic Photographer Accurately Sums Up Why Tourists Revisit Nepal Jonathan Irish, a Contributing Photographer of National Geographic, had visited Nepal in 2007. In an Instagram post published on the official @NatGeoTravel account last evening, he told how eagerly he wants to revisit Nepal and espcially after the devastating quakes. He explained that a tourist visits Nepal to trek the world’s highest mountains but they return because of the amazing people. He also urged the travellers to keep Nepal on the top of their bucket list. Here’s what he originally wrote on the post shared with 4.9 million followers of Nat Geo Travel along with this photograph: cover “I miss Nepal. There are some places that stay with you for a really long time. For me, Nepal is one of them. I hiked to Everest Base Camp way back in 2007, it has haunted me ever since. There’s a common saying that goes like this: most people come to Nepal for the mountains, but return for the people. I think that’s really accurate. Walking among the biggest mountains in the world is something special. But it’s the amazing people that make this place unforgettable. I need to go back sometime soon and see this beloved country again especially after the devastating earthquakes recently. Now is the time to support Nepal. If you haven’t been yet, put it to the top of your bucket list.”
Testimonials
18.01.2013
Marg
I had wanted to travel to Nepal for a long time. When the opportunity came a friend recommended Mr. Min. What a blessing. He returned our email promptly and put together a cohesive program from all the ideas we gave him. Everything was well organised and our guides were helpful and knowledgeable. Mr ... Read More

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20.04.2014
Surjana Arya
The information, service, and response that Mr. Min provided is superb! Especially because this is my family's first trip to Kathmandu, and we're travelling with an infant. Definitely will recommend Pigeon Travel and will contact Mr. Min again in the future. NamasteAbout GuideLanguage: GoodExperienc ... Read More

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04.07.2015
Michel Tubbeh
I was traveling alone and didn't know much about this part of this world. I found Pigeon Travels surfing the web and since the first contact we made, Min was very helpful. He answered quickly and clearly. Visas were on time. Communication flowed fast and easily, which is what you need in these cases ... Read More

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Passport & VisaBack Tourist Visas which are now valid for 6 months are issued only to those foreigners who have no residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective in visiting India is recreation, sight-seeing or casual visits to friends and relatives. Tourist visas count from the date of issue and cannot be extended or converted into any other category in India.

All visas other than transit visas are issued only after telex clearance is received from the Indian Mission in the country to which the applicant belongs. This process takes around 1 week after telexes are sent. Applicants should therefore be prepared to wait for one week after telex clearance is sought before visas are issued to them .

Requirement of Visa

Foreigners desirous of visiting India can do so after obtaining a visa from the Indian Mission in the country of their residence. They should posses a valid National passport - except in the case of nationals of Bhutan and Nepal , who may carry only suitable means of identification.

Transit Visas
Transit visa are granted by Indian Missions abroad for a maximum period of 3 days.

Exemption from Registration
Foreigners coming to India on tourist visas for 180 days or a shorter period are not required to register themselves with any authority in India . They can move about freely in the country, except to restricted/protected areas and prohibited places.

Individuals without nationality or of undetermined nationality (stateless person; IRO refugees, persons receiving legal or political protection, holder of Nansen passport etc.) should have valid passport, identity documents or sworn affidavit with visa for which they should apply at least two months in advance.

LAND PERMIT FACILITY
Tourists may note that no Landing Permit Facility is available to any foreign tourist landing without a visa. A limited facility exists only for group tours consisting of 4 or more members and sponsored by a travel agency recognized by the Government of India.

Children below the age of 12 years of foreigners of Indian origin may be granted a landing permit by the Immigration authorities up to a period of 90 days to see their relatives, in case they happen to come without a visa.

Tourist Group
A tourist group arriving by air, ship or by a chartered or scheduled flight may be granted a collective landing permit for a period upto 30 days by the Immigration authorities on landing, provided the group is sponsored by a recognized travel agency, a predrawn itinerary is presented along with details of passport etc. of the members, and the travel agency gives an undertaking to conduct the group together.

Extension of Visa
Facility exists for an extension of tourist visa beyond six months. In such a case, however, the foreigners' Registration Officer throughout the country and obtain an extension of visa from him. All formalities of registration under the law would have to be fulfilled.

Other Types of Visas
If a foreigner wishes to come to India for a purpose other than tourism, he should come after obtaining an appropriate visit out of the following:

1. Business Visa: A foreigner can obtain from an Indian Embassy abroad a multiple entry business visa valid for one year or five year but with a cumulative stay in India of not more than 180 days, provide he wishes to come for some business.

2. Student Visa: A student visa can be obtained from the Indian Embassy on the production of proof of administration and means of sustenance while in India , etc. The visa is valid for one year but is extended in India for the duration of the course.

3. Conference Visa: Delegates coming to attend International Conferences in India can be granted "Conference Visas" to cover the conference as well as tourism in India . Delegates are advised to apply to the Indian Embassies well in advance.

4. Foreigners wishing to undertake trekking, botanical expeditions, mountaineering expeditions, canoe-rafting, etc., in a team may be granted visas for the required duration on presentation of full details of he touring members, nature of the event, area to be visited and any other tourist information that may be asked for by the Indian Embassy.

5. Sports teams or individual sportsmen wishing to participate in international sports events being held in India may apply to an Indian Embassy/Mission for the grant of visa for the necessary duration. Requests for such visas may be made well in advance.

6. Foreign journalists, media men, documentary and feature filmmakers may obtain necessary visas after due formalities from the Indian Embassy.

7. Yoga: Visa for study of Yoga, Vedic Culture, dance, music etc. Foreigners wishing to come to India to study these subjects are required to apply well in advance with all necessary particulars. The Indian Embassies may grant visas for a period of one year which may be extended on an annual basis in India.

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