Nepal

Sacred sites

Alternative travel offers
Nepal offers unique travel destinations: the ice-covered eight-thousand-metre peaks of the Himalayas, the national parks Chitwan and Sagarmatha, and the imperial cities in the valley of Kathmandu are touristic highlights. The most beautiful way to get to know these natural paradises and sacred sites are trekking tours or cultural trips.

Jungle safaris, for example, offer nature lovers the chance to trace the King Tiger or discover Nepal's fascinating birdlife. Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy the mountain scenery of Mount Everest and the Annapurna Massif, unhindered and in peace, well off the beaten track of mass tourism.

On guided tours into the Kathmandu Valley, those who are interested in culture can learn more about Buddhism, Hinduism, and the traditional way of life of the Nepalese.

The Import Promotion Desk provides European tour operators with contacts to local travel providers in Nepal who are specialised in cultural and adventure travel.

OUR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM OFFERS IN NEPAL

Culture and adventure travel:

  • Trekking tours in the Himalayas - from family trekking to expedition-type tent trekking
  • Wildlife and jungle adventure, e.g. safaris in the Chitwan National Park with wildlife observation (tigers, elephants, Indian rhinoceroses) and accommodation in primaeval forest bungalows
  • Nature adventure trips for families (activities in the jungle, such as elephant rides, canoeing, birdwatching, jungle hikes)
  • Cultural and study tours to the imperial cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan
  • Hiking trips with excursions to sacred sites
  • Meditation and yoga trips

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      Bonn/Berlin, 10.11.2021 – Sourcing, contact brokering, closing deals – Import Promotion Desk (IPD) successfully brings European importers together with producers from developing countries and emerging nations. This has been shown in a survey among importers who have worked with IPD: Almost three quarters of the respondents state that they have al-ready concluded a business deal with companies from the IPD programme. 60 percent of the importers surveyed have already included suppliers recommended by IPD with whom they have concluded a business deal in their buying portfolio. "Creating long-term trade re-lations with a sustainable effect for upcoming entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries is the aim of IPD," says Dr Julia Bellinghausen, head of IPD.

       
      Bonn/Berlin // 06.10.2021

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      The tourism promotion initiative supports European tour operators in their search for new partners.

      Bonn/Berlin, 05.10.2021 – Over 30 travel suppliers from Ecuador, Nepal, Tunisia and now Uzbekistan will be presented by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at the international tour-ism trade fair "WTM - World Travel Market" taking place from the 1st - 3rd of November in London and from the 8th – 9th of November virtually. All IPD partner companies offer sustainable trips, intended to lead tourists off the beaten track to experience cultural, natural highlights destinations in a new way. The tourism promotion initiative has carefully selected these special and highly individual travel offers, prepared the providers for European market requirements and is now presenting them to international travel marketers – both at the WTM exhibition stand in London and at the virtual WTM meetings.

       
      Bonn/Berlin // 17.02.2021

      IPD presents sustainable travel offers at virtual ITB Berlin NOW!

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      Bonn/Berlin, 17.02.2021 - At this year's ITB, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present its entire tourism offer with 25 travel providers from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia for the first time. The travel offers are individual, distinct from mass tourism and particularly consider sustainability criteria. The import promotion initiative, a project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has carefully selected the tourism companies and is now supporting them on their way to the European market. This year, the IPD's tourism offer is set to grow further, with the inclusion of Uzbekistan as a new partner country.

       

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