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.
A three day tourism fair was organized recently in Biratnagar to promote places of tourist interest and home stay in eastern Nepal. Promoted as Eastern Regional Tourism Fair 2012 , the fair was inaugurated by Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Lokendra Bista Magar on 22nd March, 2012. Eastern Nepal is made up of high mountains : Kanchenjunga and Everest, tea growing belt and the low lying Terai area. Though the high mountain villages in Everest Region have largely benefitted from tourism, the same cannot be said about the other areas. The fair sought to promote those hidden places having potential to become popular tourism destinations.