Himalaya-clouds-header.jpg

Tourism feeds all levels of the economy in Nepal

Travel to Nepal is of the utmost importance right now as the country rebuilds and recovers from the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck on April 25. The profits of big mountain expeditions will be felt all across Nepal, from Sherpa villages of Phortse and Namche Bazaar, to the larger economy of Kathmandu.

Tourism, which accounts for about 8% of the Nepal economy and employs more than a million people, or about 7% of the workforce, is set to take a near-term hit as high-end hikers and backpackers cancel vacations, explains the Wall Street Journal.

Mass cancellations of travel to Nepal will be devastating to the country’s destroyed economy. In hopes of contributing to Nepal’s recovery, Alpenglow Expeditions would like to extend trip discounts on both our Ama Dablam and Makalu fall 2015 expeditions. Climbing and trekking are some of the most amazing ways to experience Nepal and are also a way for you to personally contribute to helping the country recover from the earthquake’s devastation.

Himalaya-222

Discounts include :

10% off our Ama Dablam expedition fall 2015 (discount applies if booked by June 30, 2015).

Ama Dablam is known as the most beautiful mountain in the world. Nestled in the Khumbu Valley, you trek through Namche and Phortse, meeting our Sherpa families on your way to this advanced climb. With no easy route to the summit, climbing Ama Dablam is reserved for dedicated alpinists who have solid multi-pitch climbing experience on rock and ice; climbers who are comfortable taking care of themselves at high altitude camps; and those can spend days at a time in exposed terrain.

5% off our Makalu Rapid Ascent expedition fall 2015 (discount applies if booked by June 30, 2015).

The fifth tallest mountain in the world, Makalu is a stunning 4-sided pyramid that stands isolated on the Nepali-Tibetan border, close to and easily visible from Mount Everest and the Khumbu Valley, but far away from common tourist treks and climbs. This mountain is appropriate for a person who is attempting an 8000 meter peak for the first time. Our expedition is from August 31 – October 9, 2015.

To find out more details or to sign up for either of these trips, please call Alpenglow at 877-873-5376 or email us, at info@alpenglowexpeditions.com. We’re looking forward to a great fall season of climbing in Nepal and we encourage you to join us!