Kathmandu, August 15
Nepal is preparing to open some new mountains to climbers to attract more visitors, says Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Jeevan Ram Shrestha.
Addressing the 32nd general assembly of the Nepal Mountaineering Association on Sunday, Minister Shrestha said the government was preparing to open new peaks between 5,800 and 8,000 metres.
The government was currently reviewing which new mountains would be appropriate for climbing in terms of economic benefits of climbing for the locals among other aspects, according to him.
He also stressed the need for more adventurous tourism and sports options to attract more visitors to the country.
In another context, he said the government was preparing to celebrate 2023-2033 as the Visit Nepal Decade.