The French capital Paris finally saw the launch of Nepal’s tourism campaign Nepal Tourism Year 2011. On 15th November 2010, at a glittering function organized by Nepal Embassy, Paris and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the campaign was launched and also the first French climbers (male & female) to ascent Mt. Everest, Pierre Mazeaud and Dr. Christian Janin, were felicitated. They along with another Everest summiteer, Jean Afanasieff were appointed as goodwill ambassadors of NTY-2011 by Prime Minister Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal and Minister of Tourism & Civil aviation Mr. Sharat Singh Bhandari.
We were very pleased with the trip, primarily because the guide was very friendly and helpful. He handled the logistics quite well. He was also very knowledgeable about the area and the culture.