Municipal Association of Nepal.
Department of Tourism.
Nepal Royal Nepalese Embassy in Washington D.C.
Tourism. "Nepal offers varieties of activities
to adventure seeking tourists. Mountaineering, trekking,
white water rafting, hot air ballooning and gliding are
some of the popular recreational activities. Ski resorts
can be developed in the Himalayan slopes as numerous
appropriate sites exist. There are eight of the world's
fourteen highest peaks and more than 1300 peaks above 6000
meters in Nepal. So far, 142 peaks have been opened for
The landmark event in the Nepalese mountaineering was the
ascent of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953 by Edmund Hillary of
New Zealand and Tenzing Norge Sherpa. This historic event
had drawn attention of many mountaineers, climbers,
trekkers and tourists from over the world to Nepal. In
1962, the total number of tourist arrival in Nepal was
6,179, which has reached 491,504 in 1998 making tourism
one of the largest industries and major employer in the
Kingdom. Tourism has good prospect and potential in Nepal,
and, this sector has been opened for foreign investment."
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