Three Indonesian visitors Mr. Leonard Julius Paisa, Ms. Eunike and Mr. Irwan Silawan were probably lacked time. Yet, they had the strongest desire to witness the highlands of Nepal in the mighty Everest region. Explore Himalaya made their dream come true, arranging the Heli Tour to this exotic location in a very short notice. On May 11, 2013 the Indonesian visitors flew to one of the most thrilling airports of the world- Lukla on the Fishtail AS- 350 B3 chopper. On the same day, as the weather was favorable to them they took the most delightful aerial ride on the chauffer to Kalapattar. Kalapattar is the best view-point to view the mesmerizing views of 4 8000m plus Himalayan giants including the mighty Everest. Their heli tour was perfectly adventurous and memorable. The same day they flew back to Lukla and ended their Heli Tour with the wholeheartedly satisfied hearts.
Minister for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, says to prioritize tourism development in Western Nepal.
Nepal Mountaineering Association recently organized a program to celebrate the 39th Anniversary of NMA. On the occasion the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Post Bahadur Bogati, said the new mountains in the Western Nepal, for mountaineering and trekking will be opened.
He also said Nepal is the paradise for Mountaineering throughout the world and hence Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated next year in 2013 to mark the 60th year of first successful climb over Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary back in 1953.
It was informed that works on opening a Mountain Training school in Lantang has also been forwarded.
Explore Himalaya organized a trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp, the foot of the Mount Everest for a group of 13 people from Denmark this May. The group arrived in Kathmandu on May 07 and did a sightseeing tour around the valley next day. Thereafter, they were transferred to Lukla by an airplane and began the 16 days adventurous journey to the Mount Everest.
Here is what the leader of the group Mr. Jens Christian Iversen has to say about the trip.
Meeting and handling was good, precise. The service was good and the staffs were informative. The Sirdar (the trek guide) was excellent, very good involvement in group and knowledgeable. Other staffs offered very good support.
The itinerary was well designed and the excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp was a good idea. We have no complains about the transportation.
Namche Festival 2012 will be held from 27th to 29th May, 2012 at Namche Bazaar in Everest Region. The inauguration of the festival coincides with the Fifth International Sagarmatha Day. Namche Festival will feature cultural programs (folk dances, songs, masked dance etc. and will showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpas living in the Solu Khumbu region. The festival will also provide a platform to raise public awareness on the adverse impact of climate change.
Namche Bazaar – Sherpa capital (Pic: Explore Himalaya)