World cyclist Pushkar Shah is embarking on cycling along the Great Himalaya Trail in order to promote responsible tourism in Nepal’s Himalayas.
The ambitious cycling expedition is part of the WWF Nepal’s ‘Green Hiker Campaign’. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ram Kumar Shrestha handed over a bicycle to Shah amidst a ceremony organized in the capital on Wednesday.
Shah, who had traveled across the world on his bicycle spreading the message of world peace, is also a leader of World Cyclist Foundation.
“I will in the best possible way help spread the message of the Green Hiker Campaign and responsible tourism wherever I go,” he said.
Nepal Tourism Board in partnership with WWF Nepal had launched the Green Hiker campaign in May 2011 on the occasion of the 4th International Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Day. The campaign is part of an agreement between the two organizations to promote responsible tourism in Nepal.