Promoting Transboundary Tourism in Mapchya Rural Municipality, Humla, Kailash Sacred Landscape, Nepal, 5 July 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal : ICIMOD Proceedings 2017/7 (2017)

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A consultation workshop was organized by the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC), Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, (RECAST) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) to understand issues, challenges and opportunities for promotion of transboundary tourism in the Kailash Sacred Landscape of Mapchya Rural Municipality, Nepal.

The event provided a platform for stakeholders including government agencies, tour operators, Limi youth group, community representatives from Limi Valley, local authorities of Mapchya Rural Municipality, and experts of Limi/ Humla to work towards a common vision in promoting Humla as a unique tourism destination. The stakeholders noted that the sacred Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, natural and cultural assets of Humla offer an opportunity to promote transboundary heritage tourism and ecotourism. These inherent tourism assets of global and local cultural and environment values and economic scope are the binding threads for transboundary tourism collaborations. Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development and the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) initiatives are important avenues for harnessing both heritage and ecotourism for the livelihood co-benefits in the landscape.

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