Visit Nepal 2020: National Tourism Year of Nepal
While listing out one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit, Nepal doesn’t miss its place in the list. Enrich with more than 1,310 high and low Mountain, Hills and plain Terai, Nepal contains all these geographical lands within 147,181 km². Nepal’s cultural and historical heritage undoubtedly attracts the attention of visitors around the world, along with geographical diversity.
To let tourist from various country embrace the natural beauty of the country, the Nepal government launched “Visit Nepal Year” campaign to promote the tourism industry to the next level. As for now, the government has launched the project “Visit Nepal 2020” to bring around 2 million visitors to Nepal by the end of the year. The Tourism Board is also currently running Visit Nepal Europe campaign in European countries supported by Nepal’s ambassadors and diplomats to make Visit Nepal 2020 campaign successful.
History of Visit Nepal Campaign
Marred for more than a century by an autocratic, authoritarian regime, Nepal only opened its doors to tourist in the year 1950s, after the restoration of democracy. Since then, with its naturally beautiful environment, the country attracted international visitors.
Thanks to dreamy peaks, Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites, beautiful countryside and lush southern jungles, it didn’t take long for Nepal to carve a spot on the world map for itself. The government of Nepal has consistently made efforts to develop Nepal’s tourism due to the quick realization of its tourism potential and started Visit Nepal campaign. Altogether, the Nepal government already launched “Visit Nepal year 1998” and “Nepal Tourism Year 2011”.
Following the success of the former, “Visit Nepal Year 1998” and “Nepal Tourism Year 2011” Nepal’s Tourism Board decided to continue the trend with “Visit Nepal 2020” to make 2020 Nepal’s best tourism year. However, the campaign set to launched in 2015, and was initially scheduled to take place in 2018 to show everyone that Nepal is now a safe travelling location.
Reason Behind The Postpone of the Visit Nepal Campaign
The Visit Nepal campaign was initially planned for 2018 but was postponed to 2020 to complete the expansion of Tribhuwan International Airport and the construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport in Lumbini.
Is Tourist Visiting Nepal in the same Ratio?
The mainstream media revealed that the 2015 earthquake completely devastated Nepal. Nevertheless, the press failed to show that the devastating every quake suffered just 12 out of 75 districts. Tourist flow in Nepal was drastically affected by news coverage, and by the end of 2015, the number decrease in half.
In 2017, the tourist flow slowly began to bounce back to the pre-earthquake levels, and in the same year, about 940,218 tourists visited Nepal. Many came for recreational activities, while others came by participating briefly to support the economic condition of Nepal.
What is the Contribution of the Nepal Government for the success of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 Campaign?
The government decided to promote new tourism industry with at least ten new destinations in each province to make the project more successful. The government has also begun spending on tourism to build infrastructures such as airports, hotels, transportation facilities etc.
The government plans to develop at least one airport in each province for the convenience of travels such as airways. Similarly, more hotels are in the process of construction for better lodging facilities in urban areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and so on. Homestays are also advertised during trekking for travellers looking for a homelike experience with authentic Nepali cuisine.
Visit Nepal 2020 Tourism Board major highlighted activities
There are also plans to amend the Tourism Act during the Visit Nepal campaign. To further promote Visit Nepal 2020, Tourism Board is making convenient travel packages in the co-ordination with different travel companies. Activities such as 15th Elephant Festival, the 12th Chitwan festival also held locally.
The Major Highlighted Activities For “Visit Nepal 2020” Includes:
- Aerial Activities: Paragliding, Cable Car, Bungee Jumping, Sky diving
- Terrestrial Activities: Mountaineering, Trekking / Hiking, Jungle Safari, Rock Climbing
- Aquatic Activities: Rafting, Boating, Fishing, Kayaking
- Niches Activities: Eco-tourism, Village tourism, Community-based tourism, Culture tourism
Visit Nepal Year 2020 Slogan “Lifetime Experiences”
Visit Nepal 2020 for sure has a slogan which is all set to promote the tourism sector of Nepal. The Slogan is a simple yet fulfilling “Lifetime Experience.”
As we all know, Nepal is a country full of diversified people and adventure places for recreation. Along with various activities, Visit Nepal 2020 also offers the following lifetime experience that is unforgettable. To which some of them are mentioned below:
Get To Dance with The Gods
Well, while reading, the phrase dancing with the gods, it might sound weird, right? But wait as you get to know the stories of gods and goddesses as you walk through Nepal’s streets and alleys it seems more real and thrilling. There are numerous festivals throughout the year, where every day is a celebration of life, culture, and tradition. Among such celebration, Nepal has also been the home to the Living Goddess, Kumari, from ages.
Kumari is known as the embodiment of female divinity that devotees throughout the country who is adored and worshiped.
Adventurous Mountaineering, Mount Viewing & Many More
Every year hundreds and thousands of trekkers and explorers search for the Himalayas from the highest mountains in the world for an incredible trekking trail. Nepal also offers some of the best adventures in white water – rafting and kayaking on exciting waters and gentle speeds. Likewise, Nepal also offers Dirt biking, skydiving, the second-highest bungee jump in Asia, the highest hotel in the world, and high altitude races making the country one of the most sought-after destinations for a rush of adrenaline.
Explore Wilds in their Natural Habitat
One of the significant attracting factors of Visit Nepal year 2020 is also the enrich wild animals available in the green jungles of Chitwan, Bardia, and Rara National Parks. The sightseeing on the backs of elephants or jeep safaris to spot wild rhinos, crocodiles along swampy rivers, and tigers on the prowl are worth all the money spent. You can follow the trail of the mountain goats, yaks, and the elusive snow leopard up in the Manang Mountains. Nothing is better than waking up to the forest sounds and sink with an incredible sunset into the night, right?
From freshly caught river fish to dried smoky meats and yak cheese, from freshly grown garden vegetables to herbs to crunchy mountain apples, there are plenty of foods that are yet to discover. Not only freshly caught river fish and yak cheese, but momo is also another traditional dumpling that can are easily accessible in all the corners of the tea house in Nepal. Momos are indeed in the most preferred dish of Nepal, which for sure, any tourist from any corner of the world would love to try it at least once. Not to mention, Gundruk and dhido have always been the centre of attraction for the foreigners.
From handmade lokta paper to woven Dhaka shawls and pashmina, from imaginative silver and metalware to stone carvings, woodwork, and paintings, there is something special about handmade items that carry skills passed down through generations to preserve their authentic traditional origin. The Visit Nepal 2020 campaign has now given the exposure to the Nepali handicraft to a whole new level.
Official Logo of Visit Nepal 2020
Ever since the Visit Nepal year 2020 has been the centre of attraction, people are not stopping to talk about its logo. Truly, the Logo has nothing but all about the distinguishing factor that makes Nepal a better place to explore from all around the world.
The Logo has the snow-capped mountains reflecting upon all the 1,310 high and low mountains. Likewise, the logo also includes the man wearing a typical Nepali outfit holding a traditional umbrella. Besides, there is a Flag of Nepal where Logo gives the vibe of adventures and the cultural aspects of Nepal.
So, to sum up, the “Visit Nepal 2020” campaign provides tourists with a safe and affordable travel experience around the beautiful and mesmerizing places of Nepal. You can contribute to us by making visit Nepal 2020 campaign a successful year in the history of Nepal.