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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Nepal

Mountain Tourism Declines Slightly This Year

By Ujjwal Khatiwada, KATHMANDU:
The arrival of foreign mountaineers in Nepal has not been as expected this year even after the start of the autumn season. Only 126 mountaineering expedition teams have registered for scaling mountains this year for spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons.
According to the Tourism Industry Division, 140 expedition teams had registered last year for the two most favourable seasons for the ascent of the mountains lining in the northern part of the Himalayan country.

”The rampant publicity of the situation in Nepal across the border has affected the overall arrival of tourists in the country, which left its impact on adventure tourism like mountaineering as well,” Section Officer of the Division Rajendra Dev Pandey said. >> Read full article.