Kathmandu, Aug 7 . Hiking was organized in Black Mountain at Wales in the United Kingdom to promote Nepal Tourism Year 2020.
The programme entitled ‘Hike for Nepal-2018’ had put Nepal on spotlight for four hours in the city of the UK.
‘Let us take moves together for Nepal’ was set a slogan for the 12-km long march.
The We Will Rise Foundation has been organizing such hiking event in Hong Kong every year.
Following the declaration of Nepal government to mark 2020 as the tourism year, this is most probably the first-of-its-kind event held outside the country on the initiative of Nepali Diaspora.
On the occasion, Nepali Ambassador for the UK, Durga Bahadur Subedi recalled that Sir George Everest who named Mount Everest to the world’s highest peak, Sagarmatha, was from the UK which has also deepened the bilateral relations between Nepal and UK.
Such programme would not only enhance harmony, fraternity and cordial relations but also play catalytic role for tourism development of Nepal, he noted. The guest of honor on the occasion was members of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire Chris Davies.
Also present in the event were Chairman of the Powys County Council Cllr David Meredith, Mayor of Talgarth Town Council Cllr William Powell, Mayor of Brecon Town Council Cllr Many Trailor, deputy mayor of Brecon Town Council Cllr Ann Mathies, former Mayor of BreconTwon council Cllr Eueun William and former Mayor of Talgarth Town Council Cllr Jacque Wilding, among others.
Phurwa Tenzing Sherpa,a record-keeping Mount Everest climber, Thaneswor Guragain, who suceeds in keeping his name in Genies Book on 16 different genres, Tulsi Gurung, founder of the We Will Rise Foundation, its Director Nirmal Shrestha and Suraj Gurung had reached Wales to participate in the ‘Trek for Nepal’ event.
Foundation founder Gurung expressed his confidence that the event would contribute to make the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ a success.
Around 150 Nepali and foreigners had enquired about Nepal with much interest in the trek programme. The UK Embassy has set a target to send 100,000 British tourists to Nepal in 2020.