The international gay market enjoys the best economy on the planet and Hindu conservatives do not miss it. Poverty is pressing and there is no harm that for good does not come; Five years ago the police beat sticks to gays and transsexuals in the streets of Kathmandu and now they receive them with open arms.
However, the people of Nepal have an open mind and the emerging parliamentary system is at the door of approving gay rights and contemplating the possibility of approving same-sex weddings in a new constitution. The society has accepted the gay world and now the government has seen an interesting reef in tourism to enter more wealth in the country.
Tourism is one of the main engines of the Nepalese economy. To increase the figures they have surely thought that gays are a much more economically interesting tourist potential than the usual backpackers That roam its mountains. In the words of the same spokesman for the country's tourism ministry, he tells us that gays "have a lot of money - they are big wasteful ... and if they behave well and have money, we will not discriminate."
One of the ideas they raise is to organize gay weddings at Everest base camp on the back of an elephant. I imagine that they would hire elephants from the Chiwan Reserve, fly to Luckla and from there they would go on pilgrimage to the base camp in a trekking of about 6 or 7 days through the mountains.
Anyway, the government does not have the power to perform this type of wedding legally and would serve as an experience and an unforgettable memory for the couple.
The gay tourism market is open to imagination and continually seeks to expand to experience the most exotic and extravagant adventures possible. Undoubtedly, for all those gays and lovers of trekking it is very likely that the feet of Everest is the favorite place to celebrate the most important day of their lives.
Even so, I hope that the money does not get too much in your head. Today, the Everest base camp in high season looks like the Passeig de Gracia ... it will be difficult in the not too distant future to be alone before Everest as I was lucky enough to experience a little over four years ago.
Via | MSNBC