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  Nepal News and upcoming events December 2003


Himalaya Expeditions- Nepal's first UIAA Environment Label holder

Himalaya Expeditions has become one of the first UIAA Environment Label holders in the world along side with five other European and American expedition companies and the first one to receive this label from Nepal. Union Internationale Des Associations D' Alpinisme is the International Mountaineering and Climbing Association and an apex body of mountaineering associations of the world. Nepal Mountaineering Association is the member of this federation from Nepal.  UIAA president Ian McNaught-Davis gave warm praise to the UIAA’s first Environment Label holders. This is an outcome of the Partner Programme launched following the Council meeting in May, 2003. At the official launch of the first Environment Label holders at the UIAA General Assembly in Berchtesgaden, Germany in October 12, 2003 Ian McNaught-Davis said: “It is excellent that these organisations are leading the way but showing their commitment to follow the UIAA’s Environmental Guidelines and Objectives. This is an excellent way for providers of outdoor activities to help promote good practice in mountain activities and support the UIAA’s international work on mountain protection and access and conservation.” Commenting on this achievement, President of Himalaya Expeditions, an adventure sports tourism company Mr. Bikrum Pandey, a long time tourism professional of Nepal says, "It has made his company more responsible and committed to eco-tourism and would stand as an example of good practice of eco-tourism in Nepal."


Paragliding at Lkharui Bhanjyang: Two-day paragliding jamboree was conducted in Lhakuri Bhanjyang, a hill station 20km south from the heart of Kathmandu on December 24 & 25. Paragliding expects to allure a good number of tourists in Nepal. Lakuri Bhanjyang, due to its geographical condition, is an ideal spot to launch paragliding. According to Surya Bastakoti, a second rated pilot who completed paragliding pilot course in the US, long (almost five hours) paragliding is impossible in Europe due to weather factor but the constant weather especially from September to June is a gift to Nepal.

Upcoming Events

5th Anniversary of Nepal Tourism Board
Date: 31 December, 2003
Venue: Nepal Tourism Board
Organised by Nepal Tourism Board

5th Pokhara Street Festival
Date: 28th Dec. '03-1st Jan. '04
Venue:  Pokhara
Organised by REBAN Pokhara Chapter

Thamel Street Festival
Date: 30-31 Dec. 2003
Venue: Thamel
Organised by Thamel Tourism Development Committee

New Road Street Festival
Date:3-4 January 2004
Venue: From New Road gate to Basantapur, Kathmandu
Organized by New Road Society Development

Divine Light of Tibet
Photographs by Gabriela Mayorquin
Date: Till 5 January, 2004
Venue: Lazimpat Gallery Café, Kathmandu

Reflections of Colour
Paintings by Susan Gillerman Boggs
Date: Till 9 January, 2004
Venue: Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu

The Land I Love
Photographs by Kim Hong Sung
Date: Till 16 January, 2004
Venue: Gallery Nine, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

Photographs of  Working Children by children
Date: From 27, 2003
Venue: Baggikhana, Patandhoka  

Boudha Street Festival
Date: 17 January, 2004
Venue: Boudha, Kathmandu
Organized by Ward No 6, Kathmandu Metropolis

4th Koshi Tappu Migratory Bird Festival
Date: 18-25 January 2004
Venue: Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve, Kusaha Sunsari
Organized by Aqua Birds P. Ltd

Third Pokhara Marathon
Date:   18 February, 2004
Venue: Pokhara
Organised by Nepal Ex-Sportsmen Forum

6th National Folk Dance Compitition 2060
Date :6th Jan, 2004
Venue: Kathmandu
Organised by Sadhana Kala Kendra

5th Gorkha Mahotav
Date: 11-13 Jan. 2004
Venue; Gorkha
Organised by Chamber of Commerce Gorkha, DDC.
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Myagdi Festival & Maghe Sankrenti Fair 2060
Date: 14-18 Jan, 2004
 Venue: Myagdi
Organised by Chamber of Commerce, Myagdi

 
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