Nepal hosting adventure, mountaineering expo

27th Dec, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU,Dec 27: House of Rajkarnicar is organizing the Global Adventure and Mountaineering Conference and Expo 2017 (GAMCE) in Kathmandu from March 31 to April 2, 2017.


The event to be held at Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu will bring together mountain sports celebrities, outdoor gear manufacturers, and adventure travel operators, among others.

The three-day event is being organised by House of Rajkarnicar in partnership with Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Indian Mountaineering Foundation and China Mountaineering Association.

According to organisers, GAMCE 2017 is an international forum for exchange of products, services, information and for building consensus on international issues related to mountaineering and adventure.

Birendra Rajkarnicar, managing director of House of Rajkarnicar, said on press meet that GAMCE 2017 is inspired by the remarkable growth in world adventure sports and tourism in recent years. Highlighting World Trade Organisation statistics that adventure tourism in the world increased by 195 per cent to $263 billion from 2010 to 2013 compared to general global tourism growth of five per cent in the same period.

The Event will focus on three parallel tracks: adventure as sports, adventure as tourism and adventure in the context of environment. Furthermore, the conference consists of adventure travel services, expedition travel services, adventure sports gear and accessories (canoes, rafts, kayaks, mountain-bikes, dirt bikes, parachutes, para-gliders, skis, skateboards, surfboards and fishing gear), mountaineering harnesses and outdoor products (tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks and camp products).

Similarly, participants in event are expected to include adventure sport enthusiasts, athletes, adventure travel operators, expedition organisers and travel media, among others.

Organisers said that GAMCE 2017 will also be complemented by sideline events such as Himalayan rush, Himal race, Himalayan kayak race, Himalayan MBT challenge and Fewa para-gliding shows.