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Namkha Rural Municipality endorses a five-year sustainable tourism plan

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As Nepal’s gateway to Mount Kailash in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Namkha Rural Municipality needs sustainable tourism backed by long-term planning to drive socioeconomic development.Since 2018, we have been working with the Nepal Tourism Board to help the local government of Namkha Rural Municipality promote sustainable tourism at the local, national, and international levels. This has led to the development of a five-year sustainable tourism plan, which was endorsed by the Rural Municipality in September 2021.

This plan, the first of its kind for Namkha, envisages tourism as a medium to bring about inclusive economic development while contributing to the conservation of local natural and cultural heritage and providing tourists with a premium tourism experience.

Planning at the local government level to achieve sustainable tourism outcomes provides a clear direction for investment by all stakeholders, including the public, private, and nongovernmental sectors

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