Korea: Nepal Tourism Board signed an MoU with Korea Alpine Federation on 22nd July 2022 to enter into mutual relationship to promote Nepalese tourism in Korea. Signed by Mr. Maheshwor Neupane as Chairman of Nepal Tourism Board in witness of NTB CEO Dr. Dhananjay Regmi and Executive Committee Members Mr. Madan Acharya and Mr. Ngawa Ngima Sherpa and Dr. Sun Jung Huo as President of Korea Alpine Federation (KAF) in witness of the Office Bearers of KAF, the MoU aims at extending mutual cooperation and collaboration for tourism promotion.
One of the biggest umbrella sports organizations of Republic of Korea, KAF has agreed to promote sports tourism, primarily adventure sports, in Nepal. On the occasion of MoU signing ceremony, KAF President Huo praised Nepal for its world class adventure sports activities and its huge potential as a big attraction to tourists from Korea. He also expressed willingness to make investment as well as contribution to upgrade and develop sports products in Nepal. On the same occasion, Tourism Secretary Neupane welcomed KAF for their interest to exclusively promote Nepal as sports destination.
Earlier today at different program, a group of youth trekkers from Korea, who are setting out for trekking in Mustang within few days, were given information about Nepal and other youth participants were encouraged to experience different Nature and culture based activities in Nepal. Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Neupane encouraged youths to travel to Nepal where one would find a heaven for multiple activities be they mountain based, or jungle based or water based or air based.
Nepalese delegates also visited a historic sport school cum museum named after Grand Slam (14+7+2) record holding mountaineer, Park Young-Seok who lost his life at Mt. Annapurna while making a new trail by himself to the top of the peak. Park set a new record of summiting all 14 eight thousands, tallest peak from each continent and North and South poles. The visit was organized upon the invitation of Park’s spouse who was very delighted to meet Nepalese delegation. The museum, designed architecturally to look like Mt. Annapurna as a collection of mountaineering gears Park used and extensive pictures and videos that highlight Nepal at the most profound way. Park’s widow who runs the museum with wide support from government, different organizations and people of Korea showed her attachment to Nepal and expressed her efforts to promote Nepal through all possible means she and her whole team had.