Women of Nepal, India, China to scale Mt. Everest
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Apr. 16: For the first time in the history of Everest Expedition, three women from Nepal, India and China are going to climb Mt. Everest this spring in a team with an objective of empowering women in the region and spreading the message of universal peace and friendship.
This expedition will be guided by world renowned mountaineer Pemba Dorje Sherpa who successfully climbed Mt. Everest 18 times as a leader and is a climber with six Guinness World Record holders.
Visit Nepal Year 2020 has supported this expedition to achieve their goal.
Amidst a function organised here on Monday, VNY 2020 flag personally signed by Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli was handed over to the team which they will hoist on the top of the highest peak of the world.
Mohan Krishna Sapkota, Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Suraj Vaidya, National Convener of VNY Programme Implementation Subcommittee and Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, NTB, jointly handed over the VNY 2020 Flag along with the flags of the three countries to the team.
The three women who are going to climb Mt. Everest are Kanchhi Maya Tamang from Nepal, Kalpana Dash from India and Liyamu Ma from China.
Tamang from Nepal is the first Tamang lady to climb Mount Everest. She is involved in social cause with various organisations and is also Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women since 2017.
Dash is a qualified climber having climbing experience in India, Nepal, Europe, South America and Australia. She also climbed Mt. Everest in 2008 as a team leader apart from climbing other six highest peaks of other continents.
Ma has previously led and climbed Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Lobuche, Mustakata. She is associated with Crazy Mountain Expedition- China.
They left for Ramechhap today to take their flight to Lukla tomorrow.