Explore Himalaya Ties Up with Asia World Enterprise, Thailand Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure signed an agreement with Asia World Enterprise, on 8th Feb 2008 in Bangkok, making Explore Himalaya the partner of Asia World Enterprise in Nepal.
Asia World Enterprise is one of Thailand’s leading destination management companies. The company has been operating since the last ten years, focusing on quality travel programs around Thailand. Asia World is one of the few tour operators in Thailand to provide insurance cover for its clients via ‘New Hampshire Insurance’.
Asia World has marketing representation offices in United Kingdom, U.S.A, Germany and Australia. The company shall now be promoting the tourism products of Explore Himalaya through their vast marketing network.
During the Elephant Festival & Race held in Chitwan, Nepal in December 2007, the elephant race was won by the elephant jointly sponsored by Asia World and Explore Himalaya.
A group of 14 students and 4 teachers from Cheadle Hulme School, UK are currently on a visit to Nepal. At the time of writing this blog, the group is taking the trail to Ghandruk a picturesque traditional Gurung village. After their sightseeing trip in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the group commenced their trekking. From Ghandruk they shall proceed to Tadapani, and from there to Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Hille and Naya Pool.
After their trekking adventure, the group shall cool down by rafting down the Trishuli river. More adventure and excitement awaits them in the deep jungles of Chitwan – jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, with elephant rides, canoeing, educational slide shows on rhinos and elephants and cultural programs thrown in.
The group shall be driven to Nuwakot a small village, 75kms North West of Kathmandu. Explore Himalaya runs many community service programs and voluntary projects in this ancient but impoverished village. While in Nuwakot, the Cheadle Hulme school group shall get the opportunity to visit a real Nepali school, to interact with the students and get an insight of how their Nepalese peers learn in Nepal. Overall, an insightful tour for the young learners and their teachers from the distant British shores.
The group had initially planned to visit Tibet but due to disturbances in the highland they had to cancel their trip. But we are sure, Nepal won’t disappoint them. Mystical, magical Nepal shall work her charm; she has for ages and she will in times for come…mesmerize visitors.
MICE(Meetings • Incentives • Conventions • Exhibitions)TOURISM IN NEPAL
MICE tourism is fast gaining popularity in the International tourism market.In South-east Asia, Nepal is fast becoming a popular MICE (meeting, incentives, convention and exhibition) tourism destination . MICE tourism converts the dull annual business meetings and conferences into an enjoyable and refreshing event for the delegates and attendants. Be it a meeting for bringing people together either from within one company or from a broader spectrum or an international conference of 100 delegates or product launch party or exhibition, MICE tourism caters to all.
Nepal has a vast range of hotels, convention centers and conference facilities. In Kathmandu there are several five- star hotels with convention and conference facilities. Some of them are the Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Yak & Yeti, Hotel Everest, Hotel de l’Annapurna, Hotel Radisson, Hotel Hyatt, Hotel Shangri-La and Hotel Le Meridian.
Besides the conference facilities at the five star hotels, there are alternative centres like Nepal Academy, Rastriya Sabha Griha (City Hall) and Russian Culture Center.
If you prefer a more natural and scenic setting you can always choose the hill resorts in Nagarkot, Dhulikhel or Godavari. These places are located just a few hours drive from Kathmandu and have some finest hotels and resorts.
Pokhara, the second most important tourist stop in Nepal, offers The Fulbari one of the finest hotels in South Asia. Over here there are numerous ways to mix business with pleasure.
First Ever Skydiving Event Over Mt.Everest in Oct 2008 – Explore Himalaya, a Key Operator
The first ever skydiving event over Mt.Everest is scheduled to take place this October. Explore Himalaya in partnership with High and Wild, a UK based adventure company is all set to organize the event, the first of its kind. Nigel Gifford, the promoter of High and Wild, formally announced this bit of news at a press conference recently held at ITB in Berlin. According to him the event would be repeated again in May 2009 after the successful completion of the ’08 skydive. He also added that so far 25 skydivers ranging from 16 to 72 years have confirmed their participation. This event he believed would help promote Nepal as an adventure destination.
According to Suman Pandey, the President of Explore Himalaya, they will sponsor the first Nepali skydiver to take part in this event and thus set a record for the highest skydiving event. He also added that they plan to raise US$ 1 million for different charities in Nepal from this adventure event.
The cost for participants in this momentous event has been fixed at 16,870 British pounds for a tandem jumper,12,675 pounds for a solo skydiver and 3,750 pounds for an observer.
The skydiving over Everest will be done from a Swiss made Pilatus Porter aircraft.