Three Nepali adventurers showcase beauty of mountains

KATHMANDU, DEC 12 -

On the occasion of International Mountain Day (IMD), three Nepali youths who travelled for 121 days along the The Great Himalayan Trail organised an exhibition showcasing their stories and pictures along the route between Chew Bhanjyang in Taplejung and Hilsa in Humla.

Along the Trail, Dipesh Joshi, Surose Maharjan and Raju Maharjan crossed 11 mountain passes, each 5,000 meters above sea-level.

Joshi said their motivation behind the trek was to highlight and promote mountain-based tourism in the remotest parts of the country, besides the popular trekking routes to Everest, Annapurna and Kanchanjunga. “It is time to explore other possible trails and draw the attention of concerned authorities to promote mountain-based tourism and improve the livelihoods of people,” said Joshi.

During their journey, the team passed by some of Nepal’s most vaulted of natural treasures, including Shey Phoksundo, Rara lake, Tsho-Rolpha, Muktinath and the passes of Thorong-La and Larkya-La.

Posted on: 2012-12-12 08:20