The Himalayan White Water Challenge is an international event held annually in the Himalayan rivers of Nepal. This year the event will be held at Trishuli River, Fishling and Kuringhat from 3rd to 5th December 2010 . The competition is organized & supported by by NARA (Nepal Association of Rafting Agents), TAAN (Trekking agents Association Nepal), NTB (Nepal Tourism Board), Peak UK, Paddle Nepal, Equator Expeditions etc.
Himalayan White Water Challenge has been attracting some of the best kayakers in the world to participate in this event. Participants during the three – day event will be competing in the following disciplines : Extreme Slalom, Downriver and Freestyle.
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.
Deepak Sharma Bajgain,a Guinness world record holder in no less than five different categories has been appointed Nepal Tourism Year 2011’s Goodwill Ambassador. At a function held in the capital on Sunday (31st October), Mr. Subash Niraula, Director of NTB appointed Bajgain as the Goodwill Ambassador for the NTY-2011.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has appointed Khagendra Thapa Magar, the shortest teen in the world, as NTY 2011’s Goodwill Ambassador.
Khagendra, who hails from Baglung district, and is 22 inches/56cms tall is all set to take the title of the ‘World’s Shortest Man’ once he reaches the age of eighteen on October 14th 2010.
He as well as Miss Nepal Sadiccha Shrestha will be promoting NTY 2011 at NTB’s major press conferences and promotional campaigns in different parts of the world.According to Prachanda Man Shrestha, NTB’s CEO, their first major participation will be at World Travel Mart, London, this November.
According to a press release issued by Nepal Tourism Board, NTB along with four private travel trade companies participated at the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) 2010, held in Kolkata from July 31 to August 2.The unique and beautiful design of the Nepali Stall which attracted a large number of visitors, bagged the ‘Best Design and Decoration’ award at the fair. Buddha Air, one of the participants at the fair, will be launching daily flights between Kathmandu & Kolkata from 1st September 2010.This is expected to increase the inflow of tourists from Kolkata to Nepal.