London, March 16 (ANI): Gay couples can head to Mount Everest for marriage, as Nepal tourist board is hosting world's highest same-sex marriage on the base camp of the mountain in a bid to boost the country's tourism industry.
The authorities believe gay tourists generally tend to spend more than backpackers who prefer cheap tours.
"They do have a lot of income ... they are high-spending consumers. If they behave well, if they have money, we don't discriminate," the Sun quoted Aditya Baral, spokesman for the Nepal Tourism Board, as saying.
He added: "With that, money will come here and jobs will be created."
Baral said gay tourists could get married at Everest base camp and honeymoon on an elephant safari.
Tourism fetched Nepal around 350million dollars last year. (ANI)