A Message from the Executive Chairman

Dear Guest,

Welcome aboard Royal Nepal Airlines. For more than 42 years now, the national flag carrier has been proud to show you the fascinating country Nepal. The Himalayan Kingdom has eight peaks out of the worldís 14 peaks above 8,000 m, including Mt. Everest. This is one reason why hundreds of thousands of passengers visit Nepal annually. The country has, however, much more to offer than just stunning views of the snow-capped mountains.

The flatlands of the Terai in southern Nepal are covered with some of the wildest jungles in Asia, and are a paradise for wild game viewers with their rare and endangered species such as the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, gharial crocodile, Gangetic dolphin and exotic birds. In between these two extreme topographies inhabit varied ethnic groups with their own languages, cultures and customs. Helping to bring you all these attractions and much more is Royal Nepal Airlinesí extensive domestic network.

We would like to thank you for choosing to fly with us, and are greatly honored to have the opportunity to serve you aboard our aircraft. If you need anything special during the flight, our attendants are at your beck and call. And should you have any suggestions on how we might improve our service, please let us know.

Rajesh Raj Dali
Executive Chairman


Min Bajracharya is a photo journalist affiliated with the Nepali Times and Himal. His photographs have also appeared in India Today, Business India and Le Figaro. He has exhibited his photographs in Europe, Australia and Japan.

Dinesh Deokota is a freelance television cameraman with a special interest in shamanism. He writes articles in between shooting documentary films for TV.

Bhushan Malla has been working as a professional photographer for 12 years and does mountain, cultural and fashion photography. He has climbed Mera and Island Peaks in the Everest region, and has travelled extensively in Nepal and Tibet.

Paul Oliver is an Australian photo journalist who has travelled to over 35 countries and still calls Nepal his favorite. Over the past three years, he has trekked the Annapurna region and last year completed the classic Jiri to Gokyo/Everest base camp trek.

M. K. Panday is a professional freelance photographer. He was awarded for excellence in the ACCU photo contest in 1995, 1996 and 1997. His photographs have been published in varied magazines, guidebooks, posters and calendars. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Asia and Europe.

Ganga Ram Shahukhal is a freelance photographer. He was awarded the ACCU prize for excellence in 1997 and the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Award in 1999 for his photography.

Ashok Shakya is a semi-professional photographer who has held group and solo exhibitions in Nepal, Japan and France. He was awarded the ACCU prize for excellence in 1998 and 1999, and a certificate of appreciation from UNICEF in 1996. He was educated in France and holds a Bachelorís Degree in Modern French Literature.

Pradeep Shakya is a professional photographer whose work has been published in a variety of newspapers, magazines and calendars. He was trained in photography in Germany and has travelled widely in Nepal and Tibet. He has won the UNESCO prize for photography three times.