24 December

What is Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign?

Visit Nepal 2020 is a campaign initiated by the Nepal Government, targeting the number of inflows of tourists of 2 million by the end of the year 2020.

In addition, to make this campaign a success, international promotional events are going on.

We have often seen tourists travel to Nepal to visit and many have decided to stay back, enjoying the country’s serene climate and natural living. Trekking in the clear Himalayas keeps you awestruck, creating an emotional bonding.

Also, the tourism sector will be providing job opportunities to over 1 million people all around the country.


 

Objectives of Visit Nepal 2020

  • Firstly, to improve the livelihood of the people across the country by providing employment and development of infrastructure.

  • Develop tourism as a mainstream of Nepal's socio-economic development.

  • Expand and extend tourism products and services in new and potential areas of Nepal.

  • Publicize, promote and enhance the image of Nepal in the international tourism sector.

  • Extend air connectivity, improve the capacity and facilities of national and international airports.

  • And lastly, attract new investment in creating new tourism facilities, products, and services.


 

Top 5 Must-do Activities in Nepal in 2020

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is a brand new adventure activity for 2020 to do in the Himalayan country. Ballooning in Nepal offers a unique and amazing bird-eye view of all-around snow-capped foothills and the appealing lake city of Nepal, Pokhara.

Above all, every view is breathtaking and pristine: it is beyond expectations.

In addition, the balloon ride starts from Pame (Pokhara) and ends at the bank of Phewa Lake. It is the flight of around 40 to 60 minutes, the details of which are mentioned in the blog below.


 

Trekking

Nepal's visit without trekking is incomplete!

In recent years, trekking has been widely popular among tourists which have helped trekking areas to remain maintained.

In all the main trekking areas, the National Parks and Conservation Areas lodges have been established where trekkers can find accommodation, food and meet other trekkers and locals along the way.

Meanwhile, we listed a few interesting trek destinations!

Everest Base Camp Trek, 5600 meters, 14 days

Annapurna Circuit Trek, 5416 meters, 15 days

Ghandruk Trek, 1,940 meters, 5 days

Dhampus Village Trek, 1,700 meters, 5 days

Rara Lake Trek, 3,710 meters, 10 days


 

Panoramic Flight View

If trekking isn’t your forte, say hello to Panoramic Flight View!

A Himalayan panoramic mountain flight tour is the perfect way of enjoying unparalleled eye-level views of those majestic mountain peaks. And, to watch the true Himalayan beauty, including Mount Everest, unfold right in front of your eyes is the icing on the cake.

Similarly, some of the most popular peaks that can be seen through a panoramic flight include Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gosaithan, Mt. Dorje Lhakpa, Mt. Gauri-Shanker, Mt. Pumori and the Grand Daddy of them all – Mount Everest.


 

Mountain biking

One of the best and most challenging biking excursions can be found in Shivapuri National Park.

The dirt roads that start at the Budhanikantha entrance are hardly ever used and the challenging patches in between simply make riding all the more exciting.

Those searching for easier options can explore the Godavari, Bungamati and Chapagaun roads, known for their serene beauty and easy trails.

Another popular mountain biking tour in Kathmandu is Kathmandu to Nargakot and back.  If you're looking for a real challenge, Annapurna Circuit on a mountain bike gives you all the chills.


 

Kathmandu Sightseeing

The ideal way to explore Kathmandu is to have your guide and conduct a real Kathmandu sightseeing tour.

Almost every turn in the valley introduces you to intricate carvings, delightful pagodas, and humongous stone images. Moreover, it becomes impossible to understand what to explore and what to leave out, given your interests and time constraints.

A guide helps you choose the right destinations and also provides non-stop entertainment in the form of history and local folklore.

Some of the must-see attractions in Kathmandu Valley include Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and the Temple of Kumari.


 

Role of Balloon Nepal in visit Nepal Campaign

Balloon Nepal is the first and the only company providing hot air balloon service in Nepal. The company aims to provide a recreational and reliable Hot Air Ballooning experience to the visiting local and international tourists.

A hot air balloon is a lighter aircraft that is very comfortable to fly on the open sky and witness the mountains from a bird’s eye view.

Balloon Nepal is providing package services like:

Hot Air Engagement - NRs 80000 / $1000 Per Flight

Floating like the clouds in the sky above, with the freshness of cold chilly weather, experience the top-down view from the floating balloon-like never before. An experience of a lifetime!

Hot Air Anniversary - NRs 80000 / $1000 Per Flight

This ballooning is dedicated to the couples celebrating their remarkable journey together. Balloon Nepal understands that anniversaries need to be one experience your partners never forget. That’s certainly what Hot Air Anniversary stands for.

Hot Air Birthday - NRs 80000 / $1000 Per Flight

Take a moment to imagine this. That is to say, let it sink in. The feeling is amazing, isn’t it? The idea is to take your birthday cake up in the sky with you and your closed ones.  A special day and a special event with an outstanding experience.

Balloon Ride - Short Trip - NRs 9000 / $120 Per Person

This is a short trip of 25 to 30 minutes that gives you breathtaking momentum. Experience this amazingness with your friends and family.

Balloon Ride - Long Trip - NRs 11000 / $150 Per Person

Similarly, a 50 to 60 minutes trip sightseeing Pokhara, observing the mountains, chilly clear view of the lakes will give you inner peace and satisfaction that’s beyond explaining.


 

Challenges

With great opportunity also comes great challenges:

  • Nepal still does not have good air connectivity with major tourist source markets. Currently, 28 international airlines from 14 countries are operating their flights to and from Nepal. However, due to limited space available inside the Tribhuvan International Airport, its further expansion is not possible.

  • We are almost at the beginning of the Visit Nepal 2020 year but the Bhairawa international airport is taking steady development.

  • In addition, there is not much tourist attraction for tourists in the 2nd international Air hub.

  • Above all, the air pollution inside the valley is a major challenge as effective majors are yet to be taken to reduce it.


 

Conclusion

Regardless of all the challenges, Nepalese are not discouraged.

They are excited to greet their planetary brothers and allow them to witness a glimpse of life in Nepal.

That is to say, it is not just our duty, but an honor to host a huge campaign and treat our tourist with much gratification.

Balloon Nepal welcomes you all for an amazing ride above the clouds!