It has been 63 years since man first set foot on the top of Mount Everest. On 29th May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first people ever to summit the 8,848 meters high giant. And as soon as we stopped being thrilled, we have an 85 year old man preparing to set a world record as the oldest man ever to summit Everest.
A long awaited prediction comes true; His Royal Highness Prince Harry is finally in Nepal, which I can say on behalf of all Nepalese, is a pleasure. Kensington Palace had released a statement earlier this year about the visit without disclosure of dates. He landed in Kathmandu on Saturday, March 19th to mark the bicentenary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between Nepal and the Great Britain. The prince also stated the visit as his personal tribute to Gurkha soldiers (A Nepalese battalion of British Army) and earthquake survivors. And now he is traveling – he may be doing a Royal visit but his European explorer genes are not going to stay dormant.
As the situation in Nepal is going back to normal, motivating news for travel industry once again makes the headlines. United States released a statement on Tuesday, March 1st that cancelled its Travel Warning for Nepal.
The news is taken as a great relief to the country’s weather-beaten tourism industry.
“The Travel Warning was issued for Nepal on October 8, 2015, and reflected geological instability following the Gorkha Earthquake and the monsoon season, unrest in the Terai, and country-wide fuel shortages. Because conditions have changed, the Travel Warning was cancelled effective February 29, 2016.” – U.S Embassy, Kathmandu.
Monday, January 18, 2016
(The Great Britain was the first country with whom Nepal established its bilateral relation)
Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry will be off on a Royal visit to Nepal coming spring. The statement also stated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting India and Bhutan.
The internet is being taken with strange pictures that look like tigers trying to attack people inside a cage-like vehicle. But hold on, it is not an accidental encounter, but a planned activity to let people say hello to the mighty beasts of the jungle.
The foreign Minister of Nepal, Mr. Kamal Thapa along with the Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi had met on Beijing last Friday to decide on a few matters that concerned both countries. As a result, an unexpected statement came out that wooed the whole Tourism Industry of Nepal and China. The Chinese travelers will now no longer have to pay the regular visa fees they had been paying to the Nepali Immigration on arrival. The Nepalese foreign minister is on a week-long visit to China (Dec 24-29).