Nepal's First Openly Gay Travel Company Launches on Religious Holiday

Published: November 5, 2010

Sunil Pant is a former computer scientist turned gay activist turned Parliament Member in Nepal, and his latest venture is the launch of Pink Mountain Travels and Tours, Nepal’s first LGBT travel company. It launches Friday (today), on Diwali, South Asia’s most important religious and cultural holiday.

Pink Mountain plans to organize gay wedding ceremonies, honeymoons, and anniversaries for gay travelers, particularly adventure seekers and those seeking out Nepal’s vast natural and spiritual attractions.

"I am extremely proud and happy to launch, finally, the Pink mountain travel and tour packages today, a very auspicious day according to Hindu tradition as we worship the goddess of wealth, Laxmi, today," Pant tells Fast Company.

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