What plans do the HMG have in order to sustain, promote and develop trekking tourism in Nepal?
A. Trekking tourism, no doubt, is one of the significant components of Nepalese tourism. In order to achieve basic objective of poverty alleviation, a major thrust of the ongoing Ninth National Plan, expansion and strengthen of this activity in a much wider scale within the country and focussed promotion in the generation market have been the main features reflected in the government policy and marketing program of the Nepal Tourism Board. Special campaign of Visit Nepal Year in 1998 had given due priority to promote trekking segment in all its publicity and product development activities. Similarly, Destination Nepal Year is the program at hand under consideration intending to be implemented to draw national and international attention towards tourism in Nepal. Forthcoming golden jubilee celebration of the first success of mankind on earth Mt. Everest is certainly drawing attention of mountain lovers and mountain tour operators. His Majesty’s Government of Nepal has always accorded hi