(English) Promote Mountain tourism by lifting royalties: Peter Hillary

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KATHMANDU, Nepal–Peter Hillary, Everest conqueror and son of legendary mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary suggested Nepali planners to promote mountain tourism by lifting all the royalties and taxes that need to pay by the  expedition team before scaling the peaks.

During a programme to mark Everest Day in New Zealand organized by Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), New Zealand chapter, this week, Peter opined that Royalties and taxes are definitely not supporting to increase mountain tourism.

Peter gave an instance of his country saying that it doesn’t impose any taxes or royalties to the mountaineers; therefore mountaineering tourism is rising day by day.

Everest Summiteers Mike Allsop and Peter Cammell, members of parliament Phil Goeff and Kamal Jit Bakshi were among the distinguished guests in the program” according to a release issued by Non Resident Nepali Association New Zealand chapter .

Welcoming all the guests and participants Vice-President of Non Resident Nepali Association, Rebat Basnet highlighted the importance of Everest Day in strengthening the relationship between Nepal and New Zealand.

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 Sir Edmund Hillary for his support, patronage and advises since 1995 till his last breathe.

Everest Summiteers duo Mike Allsop and Peter Cammell expressed their happiness to be on the summit and to participate in Everest Day Celebration.

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