Tourism sector begins to gain momentum: Minister Bhattarai

Kathmandu: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that Nepal’s tourism sector is gaining momentum.

He made the remarks after meeting with a team led by Prince Mohammed Nin Abdullah M Al Thani of Qatar, who returned to Kathmandu after a successful ascent of Amadablum Himal. He said that the visit of high-ranking officials from neighboring countries to Nepal was a sign that the tourism sector was slowly moving forward at its own pace despite the risk of covid infection in the world.

He said that the number of foreign tourists has been increasing with the opening of the tourism sector by the government.

After the meeting, Prince Sheikh Mohammed also said that he would pay another visit soon. He said that he likes Nepal’s Himalayas and villages very much.

A team including Rajkumar successfully climbed Amadablam Himal on Wednesday. This is the second time that a foreign ‘high profile’ has climbed Nepal’s mountains when the world’s tourism sector collapsed due to the Corona epidemic.

Earlier, an 18-member team including the Prince of Bahrain had climbed Lobuche (6,145 m) and Manaslu (8,163 m). The Qatari prince’s team was led by American guide Garrett C. Madson. There were 12 participants in the team including five Nepali guides.