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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to Embark on Scenic Visit to Annapurna Base Camp

  • By: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Sat Oct 28, 2023
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to Embark on Scenic Visit to Annapurna Base Camp

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, is set to embark on a captivating journey to Nepal, including a visit to the renowned Annapurna Base Camp. His visit is scheduled to commence on October 29th and span four days. 

Vasudev Ghimire, the Chief District Officer of Kaski, disclosed that Guterres will include Pokhara in his itinerary while in Nepal, with a notable highlight being his visit to the world-famous Annapurna base camp.

Ghimire further mentioned that arrangements have been made for Guterres to reach the Annapurna base camp from Pokhara Airport via helicopter, and stringent security protocols will be enforced in accordance with standard procedures.

The local tourism community in Pokhara is buzzing with excitement over the upcoming visit by UN Secretary General Guterres to the Annapurna base camp.


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Annapurna Himal is the first mountain in the world to be climbed above 8,000 meters, holds historical significance in the world of mountaineering. Notably, just three years after Annapurna's inaugural ascent, French adventurer Maurice Herzog scaled Mount Everest in 1950.

Pom Narayan Shrestha, Chairman of the Pokhara Tourism Council, expressed optimism that this visit would significantly bolster Pokhara's presence in the international tourism market.

Guterres, who is journeying to Nepal at the invitation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, will also take time to assess the impacts of climate change in the Himalayan region and engage in discussions with the communities affected by these environmental shifts.



  • By: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Saturday Oct 28, 2023

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