KATHMANDU, Nepal–Veteran British mountaineers Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Alan Hinkes, Kenton Cool and David Helplemans Adams were honoured in London as a part to mark the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Mt. Everest-2013.
Secretary at Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sushil Ghimire, Nepal envoy to New York Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise and acting CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Subash Nirola jointly felicitated the mountaineers.
Everest summiteers Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Mr. Alan Hinkes, Mr. Kenton Cool, Mr. David Hemplemans Adams were honored amidst a programme in London.
On the occasion, secretary at Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ghimire reiterated that Nepal was always a safe, beautiful and tourist friendly destination for the visitors and also cited the urgency of mitigating the impact of climate change and the garbage problem in the Himalayas. He also focused on tourism investment opportunities in Nepal.
Likewise, envoy Chalise shared his views on the importance of frequent tourism programs in UK, thanked the summiteers for promoting Nepal through mountaineering and highlighted the age old relationships between the two countries, according to NTB.
Likewise, acting CEO of Nepal Tourism Board Mr. Subash Nirola shed light on the steady growth of visitors to Nepal, its greatest tourism attributes – nature, culture, adventure and many more making it a complete holiday getaway.
He stressed on the need of close coordination between Nepal Embassy, Nepal Tourism Board and travel trade fraternity both from UK and Nepal for tourism promotion in UK.
Nirola thanked the mountaineers for promoting Nepalese tourism and highlighted on the good air connectivity between London and Kathmandu.