Hike to promote tourism in Nepal

Kathmandu, July 3

In a bid to promote Nepal’s tourism in the aftermath of the earthquakes that struck the country last year, a hiking event is being organised in Hong Kong.

The 13 km hike being organised on July 24 as part of with the theme ‘Hike for Nepal’ at the initiative of Nepalis residing in Hong Kong.

Miteri Society Hong Kong is organising the event.

Noted mountaineer Phurba Tenjing Sherpa, who has successfully scaled Mt Everest ten times, will join the event, which aims to promote the country’s tourism.

Phurba holds the world record as the youngest climber to Mt Everest. Recently, he reached atop the world’s tallest peak with the flag of the ‘We Will Rise Campaign’.

On the sidelines of event, Sherpa will also hold interaction with foreign mountaineers on the success stories of mountaineers.

The hike will begin from Central Hong Kong and pass through Wan Chai Gap and Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park before concluding at Repulse Bay. Foreign mountaineers will also join the hike, according to society chair Tulasi Gurung.

The organisers hope this would be the biggest international event meant for promoting tourism in the aftermath of the earthquakes.

Besides, Thaneshwor Guragai, who holds Guinness Records in 12 different genres, will also participate in the hike, said the organisers. ‘“The ‘We Will Rise Campaign’, under which the event is being held, is gaining popularity worldwide as it has the support of Nepali sisters and brothers residing worldwide,” said the organisers of the event.