Sustainable tourism in Nepal

Sustainable tourism in Nepal

Began from 1950s, tourism in Nepal has boomed by leaps and bounds, so as has been part and partial of every common mans life. Blessed with natural beauties, tourism has become the not only the main contributors of Nepals economy, but has been sector to offer at least something to every tourist, trekker, river runner, wildlife enthusiasts, artist, scholar, or those who are the weary in search of a personal Shangri-la.

Tourism does not only refer to the movement or travel of people from one place to another or one country to another or within or outside of one particular country alone; but now it includes whole range of activities such as lodging, fooding, accommodation, transportation, including entertainment and other services involving in the travel. Tourism in Nepal is one of the highly sectors contributing hugely in the economic development. Being a labor intensive service, tourism industry has been one of the major sources of employment and to some extent has been helping to reduce poverty level in the country.

Remained closed to foreigners until 1951, the beginning of tourism in Nepal is traced with the successful ascent of the worlds highest peakMt. Everest in 1953, by Tenzing Norgey Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. But, the history of tourism equally traced back to legendary period when the Kathmandu valley was believed to have been a huge lake. The legend goes that Manjushree, a Chinese priest visited to valley and let out its water to make the valley inhabitable.

Nepal is a tiny mountainous country, but blessed with natural beauties. Nepal is popularly known for the highest peak of the world-- Mt. Everest (which stands tall at 8848 m.) along with other highest mountains above 8,000 m. More than majestic mountains, Nepal has much more to offer, from steamy jungles to cultural heritages, historical and religious sites so as enormous amazing extremes. It is the country of lofty Himalayas, also the land of eternal beauty, rich in flora and fauna, mysticism and exoticism, colorful cultures, non-stop festivals, picturesque sceneries, lovely waterfalls, parks, lakes and a lot of other attractions. It therefore evident that Nepal is ranked as one of the most visited travel destinations in the world.

The majestic mountains-- Mt. Everest (8848 m.) and other Himalaya towering above the populated valleys and forested plains, where you will be confronted with the smiling faces of people, amazing lifestyles, dazzling landscapes, beautiful art and architecture, tranquil lakes, old temple with full of legendaries, all these obviously offer magnitude of impression to every visitors visiting in Nepal. Enchant is everywhere be it on the hills or on the high mountains or on the plain land. You will be amazed with meticulously carved like farmlands, cascading rivulets and rushing rivers, the forest full of wildlife, flowers and what not. Nepal provides something to every tourist, trekker, river runner, wildlife enthusiasts, artist, scholar, or the weary in search of a personal Shangri-la. Therefore, tourism sector has to be developed as an industry not only in paper but also in practice and have to make endeavors a lot for its promotion. Nepal Trip Advisor hereby calls government officials and concerned stakeholders to pay special attention for its sustainable development.

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