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Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign officially inaugurated

The much awaited National Campaign “Visit Nepal Year 2020” was inaugurated by the President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on January 1, 2020 by lighting the “Flame of Unity” and unveiling the mascot of the VNY Yeti.

The VNY 2020 is being observed as a national festival with a target to bring in 2 million tourists, and with a determination to establish tourism sector as the major foundation of Nepal’s economic prosperity.

Speaking in the inaugural ceremony, President Bhandari urged all for building greater cooperation and contribution to make the national campaign a grand success stating that such event helps achieve the goal of economic prosperity in the country. 

In his welcome remarks, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said that the VNY 2020 was only an entry point and that the government was preparing to observe the coming decade as the tourism decade. He also asked the people to welcome the Visit Nepal Year (VNY) by enlightening their houses and to express their solidarity in the national campaign. “The brightness of the lights will give a message of our new journey,” he added.

Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) team led by President Khum Bahadur Subedi participated in the March past where different tourism related associations, social organizations, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force made a special presentation.Hundreds of foreign delegates, including tourism ministers from India, China, Myanmar and Jamaica participated in the inaugural ceremony.

Meanwhile, the campaign was also inaugurated in all seven provinces of Nepal in the same day.

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Jiten Shrestha


Founder/Director, Mr. Jiten Shrestha was born in a village called Salleri(2413 m) of Solukhumbu District of Nepal. Solukhumbu is famous in the world for mountain tourism. The main attraction of Solukhumbu is Mt. Everest (8848 m). Jiten Shrestha spent his childhood and studied his lower secondary level in Salleri village. Later Jiten Shrestha was selected by the Government of Nepal to study in Kathmandu at Budhanilkantha School. The school was one of the best and was running by the British Government. He compled his higher secondary school from Budhanikantha School and joined Trichandra College in Kathmandu for further education.

Mr. Durga Shrestha (Kaji)


Durga Shrestha (Kaji) was born in East of Nepal, Bamti Bhandar, Bamti Bhandar is the trail to Everest region. Durga Shrestha spent his childhood in the village studying and helping his parent to run a  Lodge which was called Buddha Lodge. While running the lodge, he met and interacted with a lot of tourists from all over the world and later moved to Kathmandu to start his trekking career.

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