A special tourism promotion program was jointly organized by the Embassy of Nepal, London and the Nepali Community in Northern Ireland at Belfast, Northern Ireland on April 6, 2011. Special focus of the program was on the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign.
During the event, the Nepalese ambassador to the UK, Dr Suresh Chalishe, named Hannah Shields – the first woman from Northern Ireland to climb Mount Everest – as Nepal Tourism year 2011’s Goodwill Ambassador. Shields, a dentist from Co Londonderry had scaled the world’s highest peak in May 2007.
The programme was attended by about 200 people- most of them were from Northern Ireland. Right Hon. Minister Edwin Poots of the Department of the Environment of Northern Ireland, Lord D. S. Rana, Mt. Everest summiteers from Northern Ireland, Councillor John Scott, were some of the prominent figures present on the occasion.
Explore Himalaya will be participating at UK’s biggest Adventure Travel event, Adventure Travel Live from January 28th – 30th, 2011 at Victoria, London. We will be promoting our adventure products (Everest Skydive, Lhasa – Kathmandu Motorbike Tour, Nepal & Tibet Treks & expeditions and many more) at booth number C-30. See you there!
The Embassy of Nepal, London will be promoting Nepali tourism and culture at the London Mela on Sunday, 8th August. Hosted at Gunnersbury Park in Ealing , London Mela is regarded as the city’s biggest celebration of Asian culture and creativity. Special Nepalese highlights include Nepali cultural dances, Naumati Baja recital and display and promotion of Nepal Tourism at the Nepal Tent House. The embassy is giving away free air tickets to Kathmandu as prizes for the raffle draw.
On 31st July, 2010 a tourism promotion program specially focusing Nepal tourism Year 2011 was held in Wales.The program was organized by the Nepal Embassy, London in coordination with the Wales Nepali Community, Cardiff and Wales Gurkha Community, Cwmbran. During the program, a power point presentation exhibiting Nepal’s major tourist destinations, UNESCO heritage sites, flora and fauna and cultural sites of historical importance was shown at the program. Dignataries attending the program included Dr Suresh C. Chalise, the Ambassador of Nepal to UK , Rt. Hon. Alan Michael JP MP, members of parliament, mayors, councilors, travel and tour promoters as well as prominent members of Nepali community based in Wales.
Nepalese youths, who are members of ‘Run for Change Nepal,’ a UK-based voluntary group, participated at the British 10 K run in London to raise funds for schools in Nepal.They have been successful in raising 35% of the targeted 10,000 pounds. The amount raised will support Shree Manakot Lower Secondary School in Bajura; Shree Mugu Primary School in Morang; and Shree Thokarpa Secondary School in Sindhupalchowk.The British 10 K Run was held on July 11,2010 in London. Participants had to cover the distance from Hyde Park Corner to Trafalgar Square.
We find it very important that our travelling contributes to the preservation of Nepal’s fragile and beautiful nature. We encourage Kipling Travels and Explore Himalaya to start working with different tea-houses / lodges and hotels on sustainability initiatives- like waste recycling, solar heating etc.