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 // 17.02.2021

      IPD presents sustainable travel offers at virtual ITB Berlin NOW!

      Free services: IPD brings European tour operators together with reliable partners from developing and emerging countries

      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.

       

       
      Bonn // 24.11.2020

      Opportunity for foreign trade: opening up new supply markets virtually

      Import Promotion Desk supports companies with virtual fairs and B2B meetings

      Bonn/Berlin, 24.11.2020 – The corona pandemic poses challenges for companies worldwide: contact restrictions make international trade relations and the search for new products and reliable suppliers more difficult. Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been postponed. Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the import promotion initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has developed a variety of online services to continue its work. In virtual meetings and trade fairs, IPD experts support German and European companies in opening up new supply markets and connect them with selected producers from developing countries and emerging nations.

       
      Berlin // 07.02.2020

      ITB 2020: Sustainable travel offers from developing and emerging countries

      Import Promotion Desk supports exhibitors from Ecuador, Nepal and Tunisia at ITB 2020
      Bonn/Berlin, 04.02.2020 – Sustainable tourism offers from selected emerging and develop-ing countries are in the focus of the trade fair presentation of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at the ITB 2020. The German initiative for import and tourism promotion will present new tour operators from Ecuador, Tunisia and Nepal at the international tourism trade fair, taking place in Berlin from 4 to 8 March. The travel offers particularly consider aspects of sustainability and environmental and social compatibility. They range from ecological tours in the unknown north of Tunisia to bicycle tours in Nepal and the community-based tourism project Yunguilla in Ecuador. Around 20 travel companies from the three developing countries will be represented at the IPD stand (hall 5.2A | stand 113) and at the country stands of Ecuador (hall 23A | stand 110) and Tunisia (hall 21B | stand 216/217).

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