Ski competition to be organized in Nepal «

Ski competition to be organized in Nepal

Himalayan Ski Trek is organizing a five-day skiing competition in Nepal in October.
It is organizing Mera Peak International Ski Opener in the Mera Peak region of north-eastern Nepal on October 8-12 to promote ski tourism in the country, according to founder of Himalayan Ski Trek Krishna Thapa. “We are also planning for indoor ski projects as well as ski training programmes for 2019.”
Organizing a press meet in Kathmandu he said, that the company wants to promote Nepal as a skiing destination in the international market through this event. “The event will help to promote Nepal as an adventure tourism destination.”
Khaptad, Thorong La Pass and Mera Peak are some of the areas where skiing is possible almost throughout the year, he added, “Nepal holds immense potential for development of ski tourism.”
The government’s support is key in exploiting the potentials to the fullest and promote Nepal’s ski tourism packages in the international arena, Thapa said, adding that his company has already started discussion with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on promotion and development of ski tourism in Nepal.
The company had earlier organized 6th Winter Mountain Festival 2017 in the Muktinath Region from December 28 to January 6. “Some 60 participants, including foreigners, participate in the event,” he added.