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Photo journalist Purnima Shrestha scales Everest

Gorkha Post



KATHMANDU — Nepal’s Photo journalist Purnima Shrestha has successfully stepped on the top of Mount Everest on Saturday becoming the first Nepali photo journalist to successfully ascend the world’s highest peak.

Shrestha, 26, also a member of Photo Journalists Club (PJ Club) reached the summit at 8:10 am. Before setting her foot to the highest peak in the world, Shrestha exhibited single photo exhibition of Nepali women climbers from Everest base camp to the summit themed ‘Smiling Nepali Women.’

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Shrestha, who hails from Arughat in Gorkha district, has also climbed Manaslu Mountain in on September 26, 2017.

Shrestha currently works as photo journalist for Karobar National Economic Daily.

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Over 500,000 tourists visit Nepal in first 6 months





KATHMANDU — As many as 520,000 tourists visited the country in the first six months of the year 2018.

This is 13 per cent increment in tourist arrivals compared to the number of tourists visiting the country during the corresponding period last year, according to the Department of Immigration.

During the same period last year, a total of 460,304 foreign tourists had visited the country. The data shows that tourist arrivals were encouraging even during the rainy season. It may be noted that Nepal Tourism Board held tourism promotional programs aimed at attracting more tourists to Nepal.

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NTB Chief Executive Officer Deepak Raj Joshi said increase in the number of foreigners even during off season was good news for tourism entrepreneurs. The contribution of the private sector to the country’s tourism cannot be ignored, he added.

The latest data shows that 96,372 Indian tourists visited Nepal in the period while the number of Chinese was 71,379. The number of tourists from the United States of America was 43,816, while the number Japanese tourists stood at 13, 851.

Nepal welcomed tourists especially from South Asia and European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, among others.

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