A joint team led by Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu; Mayor of Tamar Regional Council-Dead Sea Israel; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Nepal Tourism Board left for Namche Bazaar on 21 April 2013 to place a stone brought from the Dead Sea in Israel at the base of Mt. Everest, Namche Bazaar.
The main ceremony in Nepal was held on the 23 of April 2013 at Namche Bazaar to unveil the monument brought from the Dead Sea. The monument has a stone from the Dead Sea in Israel, the lowest place in the world embedded into it.
Mr. Dov Litvinoff, Mayor of the Dead Sea Municipality in Israel, along with his team brought the stone to Nepal for the ceremony.
A matching monument will be placed by the Dead Sea on 16 May 2013, which will have a stone embedded in it from Mt. Everest.
The main objective of these projects is not only to promote natural beauty and cultural heritages of the two countries but also to mark the long standing and the friendly relations between the two countries.
The idea is to further strengthen the existing good and friendly relations between Nepal and Israel and bring it to the people to people level. The placing of the monuments will also encourage more people to visit the regions and to promote internal as well as international tourism.
This is the joint project of the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu, Embassy of Nepal in Israel and the Governments of the respective countries.
On 4 September 2012, the first Nepal-Israel Joint Stamps carrying Mount Everest and the Dead Sea were released simultaneously in Nepal and in Israel. The project has received huge response in Nepal and in Israel. It received wide coverage in the Nepali and Israeli media as well in the international press.