(English) Peter Hillary asks govt to exempt mountaineering royalty

Peter Hillary, file photo. Image source: agency
Peter Hillary, file photo. Image source: agency

KATHMANDU, Nepal– Peter Hillary, Everest summiteer and son of legendary mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary has suggested Nepali policy makers to promote mountain tourism by lifting all the royalties and taxes.

During a programme organized by Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), New Zealand Chapter, Peter opined that royalties and taxes are definitely not supporting to increase tourism. Citing an instance of his country where the government doesn’t impose any taxes or royalties to the mountaineers, he also asked the government of Nepal to opt for the same path to boost mountain tourism.

Founder President Baburaja Maharjan stressed the importance of the monuments of Sir Edmund Hillary along with Tenzing Sherpa in Auckland where Sir Edmund Hillary was born. He also expressed gratitude to Edmund Hillary for his patronage and advises since 1995 until his last breathe.

During the programme veteran mountaineers Mike Allsop and Peter Cammell, Phil Goeff, Kamal Jit Bakshi also expressed their concern over the Nepalese peaks that are opened for mountaineering.

Welcoming all the guests and participants Vice-President of NRNA, New Zealand Chapter , Rebat Basnet highlighted the significance of Everest Day in strengthening the relationship between Nepal and New Zealand, according to a release by NRNA, New Zealand Chapter.

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