Nepal is the home of eight of the highest mountains in the world, therefore, Nepal brings out the best spot for skiing and mountaineering expeditions. Unfortunately, skiing and Heli skiing is the new sport for Nepalese Himalayas. The Everest region, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, the Dolpo regions and more are all ready and favorable for the extreme high altitude skiing in Nepal. It would take a life time to complete each and every area before attempting the same run twice. Though Nepal has not been developed in skiing sports with lifts and lodges, some high valleys and slopes are ideal.
In this modern world, skiing is one sport that has gained immense popularity all over the world. It has a great tourism prospect all over the world including the Nepal. As Nepal is a home of mountain with numerous snow-capped mountains. As skiing is considered as adventurous sport, it is also popular in the field of tourism. Ski-tourism has become the part of adventure tourism as ski-mountaineering and ski-trekking. Getting to the top of mountain by foot and coming down by skiing is the ultimate thrill and adventure. Though other Asian countries are practicing ski-tourism lately Nepal has just commercialized the ski-mountaineering. Nepal has a great potential for the high altitude skiing in the future. Nepal is favored with both geographically and physically for ski-mountaineering and ski-trekking. Due to favor of high mountains, Nepal can be leader for this ultimate sport or tourism.
Therefore, if we run ski-mountaineering and ski-trekking packages for foreigners, it will absolutely be a perfect way to make Nepal an evergreen tourist destination. Foreigners prefer to visit Nepal during winter for skiing. So if we run such packages during winter, we can attract more tourists in our country even in off-season which automatically helps to raise the revenue for the country as well as other involved private tourism sectors and individuals. Also, it helps to provide employment opportunities for the locals. Therefore, the purpose of skiing in Nepal is to promote Nepal as a winter sport destination for all tourists all over the globe. Tourism organizations like Nepal Mountaineering Association, Himalayan Ski Trek, researchers and some international ski instructors have found that Mera Peak, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Thorang La Pass, Dhorpatan and Langtang are the best destination for skiing in Nepal. Thus, government, mountaineering sectors and other private sectors need to work together in order to develop and to begin new concept in adventure tourism which will support to uplift the economic growth of the country.
Without basic infrastructures like roads, in most of Nepal’s high mountain areas, getting to the snow requires either trekking for days and lugging ski gear or paying for a helicopter drop. The country doesn’t have a single ski lift.