September 2005

Nepal Mountaineering Association

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Master Plan of International Mountaineers' Memorial Park (IMMP)- 7 September 2005

A MoU was signed on 7 September 2005 between the NMA and Architects Collaborate (Nepal) Pvt. Ltd. to draw up a master plan for the IMMP on 144 ropanies of land in Kakani.

Training in France- 12 September 2005

Mr. Shree Maharjan, Mr. Prem Bahadur Gurung and Mr. Lhakpa Kitar Sherpa returned from France after the completion of mountaineering training conducted by ENSA. The trainers submitted their training report on 12 September 2005. The training was sponsored by NMA and ENSA.

Kanchenjunga Golden Jubilee in Sikkim- 17-18 September 2005

A delegation led by the President visited Sikkim from 17th to 18th September upon the invitation of SAATO for the Kanchenjunga Golden Jubilee Celebration. The 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, six Executive Board Members and a Representative from MoCTCA were the members of the team.

Kanchenjunga Summiteers from Nepal, Mr. Phinjo Sherpa, Mr. Na Temba Sherpa and Mr. Serap Jangbu Sherpa were feted on the occasion.

Interaction in IMM- 23 September 2005

An interaction programme to seek the role of other museums in the development of the International Mountain Museum was held on 23 September 2005 at the IMM premises in the presence of various intellectuals, mountain experts, and museum curator. The Hon'ble State Minister for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Ms. Yankila Sherpa, was the chief guest for the programme.

Fee for Picnic spot at IMMP, Kakani

Considering the influx of picnickers at IMMP, Kakani and to introduce IMMP to the general public, NMA has decided to rent some space at IMMP for picnic groups. The entrance fee for picnic groups and parking charges for vehicle are as follows: Picnic per group Rs. 300 / Bus & Car parking Rs. 50 / Motorcycle parking Rs.10.

Nepal-China (Tibet) Co-ordination Committee Meeting-23 September 2005

Mr. Zimba Zangbu Sherpa, 1st Vice President, participated in the 2nd Joint Co-ordination Meeting between China (Tibet) and Nepal held in Lhasa, on 23rd September 2005. The meeting was participated in by government officials of various ministries of His Majesty's Government of Nepal and representatives of the Nepal Tourism Board.

Aspirant Guide (UIAGM) Training in France & New Zealand- 26 September 2005

Mr. Sunar Gurung and Mr. Tsering Pande Bhote, instructors of NMA, completed Aspirant Guide Training in France and New Zealand respectively. Both of them submitted their training report on 26 September 2005. They are the first Nepalese to receive such type of high-level international mountain guide training under UIAGM

Free entry to IMM- 27 September 2005

The International Mountain Museum (IMM) gave free entry to visitors to IMM on the occasion of World Tourism Day on 27 September 2005. Documentaries related to mountain and mountaineering were shown on the same day.