Setback for tourism

January 26, 2020 11:06 am

Two incidents of the past week in Nepal are deeply worrying for the prospects of tourism at a time when the country is celebrating Visit Nepal 2020 during which Nepal aims to bring in as many as two million tourists. Both incidents are related to death of tourists. On Friday, massive avalanche hit the Deurali area of Annapurna Rural Municipality-11 in Kaski leaving four South Korean nationals and three Nepalis missing.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government has suspended search and rescue operation for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides who have gone missing following an avalanche in Annapurna region since Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Though the Nepal Army has started searching for the trekkers missing in the avalanche-hit area of Annapurna Rural Municipality, it might stop the operation from Thursday as rescue equipment has traced what are possibly bodies of the trekkers in a deep gorge, it has been learnt.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government is sending a well-equipped high-tech team to rescue seven missing trekkers in Annapurna Rural Municipality of Kaski district on Monday.

MYAGDI, Dec 23: Annapurna Rural Municipality of Myagdi is taking initiatives for promoting of a trekking trail to the northern base camp of Mount Annapurna (8,091 meters).

POKHARA, Sept 23: Tourism entrepreneurs and locals of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) have reached an agreement not to build additional motorways on the upper trekking trail for the next 30 years.