Expedition News Hightlight
Jun 16, 2013
Mt. Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
The Government of Nepal has decided to organize “Mt. Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebrations” between May 27 and 29, 2013 to mark the first ascent to the Mt.Everest on May 29, 1953. This will be a special occasion in the world history of mountaineering and the Nepalese tourism stakeholders will cherish the jubilant and festive-mood with the series of events marking the 60th anniversary. The celebration also gives Nepal an unprecedented opportunity to promote Nepal as one of the best adventure destinations in the planet.
The Diamond Jubilee-Celebrations are unique to Nepal and as such great importance is attached to them by the Government of Nepal. As part of the celebrations, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Mountaineering Association in close association with the entire industry partners, especially in tourism and aviation sectors, are organizing following activities in Sagarmatha region and Kathmandu.
Major Programs during Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
S.No     Programs     Schedule Date
1     Awareness programs on importance of mountain and tourism, climate change through print and electronic media     Apr – May, 2013
2     Concessions in tourism services to Everest Summiteers     Jan-May 29, 2013
3     Everest Cleaning Expedition     May, 2013;
4     Inter-College essay competitions     May, 2013
5     Art and Photo Exhibitions regarding Mt. Everest     May, 2013
6     Mt.Everest Diamond Jubilee Conference on mountain and climate change     May 26, 2013
7     International and National Media Fam Trip     May. 2013
8     Meeting of Sagarmatha Tourism Coordination Forum     May, 2013
9     Everest Marathon     May 29, 2013
10     Felicitation of renowned Everest Summiteers     May 29, 2013
11     Publication of Special Issue of “Parbat’ on the occasion of Mt. Everest Diamond Jubilee by Nepal Mountaineering Association     May 29, 2013
12     Joint Programs with Diplomatic Missions     May, 2013
13     Special Diamond Jubilee programs at Khumjung School     May 29, 2013
14     Release of postal stamp to mark Mt. Everest Diamond Jubilee     May 29, 2013
15     Paragliding in Everest Region     May, 2013
16     Waiving of climbing royalties/fees for the mountain peaks of the Mid-Western and Far-Western Region     2013-2018

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