Nepali embassy in London recently organised an event on 6th March 2012, to mark the launch of Visit Lumbini Year 2012 and closure of Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011. Nepal’s ambassador to the UK, Dr.Suresh Chandra Chalise addressing the gathering at the embassy premises at Kensington Garden informed that success of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 had encouraged Nepal government to declare 2012 as the Visit Lumbini Year. Prominent British travel writers, photographers and journalists attended the event. The Great Himalaya Trail was also promoted during the event.
Dolpo requires some extra logsistics and Pemba made all necessary arrangements. We also benefited. Both treks were wonderful! from having a local guide- Baba –in Mustang- as this is more of a cultural trek-his personal knowledge was useful.