May 2016

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Issue-119   

World cup Bouldering 2016, Mumbai

MA President handed over the national flag and NMA flag to the participants of World cup Bouldering 2016 to be held in Mumbai on 14 and 15 May 2016. The name list of the participants is  as follows:

Men:                      Women:                            Team official:
Pemba Sherpa        Panchamaya Tamang          Niraj Karki
Saman Shrestha
Pranil Shrestha

Press Conference-24 May 2016

We would like to inform you that to celebrate International Sagarmatha Day 2016 (Everest Day) on 29th May 2016 Main Organizing Committee is formed under the chairmanship of Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Prem Kumar Rai. Nepal mountaineering Association(NMA) is the Member Secretary of this committee. In order to inform you about this program detail,we organized a press conference  on 24th May 2016, Today at 1:00 pm at Nepal Tourism Board.

Press release

9th International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day

29 May 2016, Sunday

It is our great pleasure to inform you that Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to celebrate 9th International Everest day on 29th May 2016. In order to celebrate the program, Int'l Everest Day Main Organizing Committee has been formed under my chairmanship. Nepal Mountaineering Association is the Member Secretary of this committee and coordinating the programme. The other members of the committee are Joint Secretary of MoCTC, Director General of Department of Tourism, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Presidents of HRA, EOA, PATA, NARA, NATTA, HAN, TAAN, ESA, EOAN, TTDB and VITOF. The committee has decided to invite Hon'ble Minister of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Ananda Pokharel as a chief guest for 9th International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day. The program on 29th May will begin with the morning procession starting from Thamel, Tridevi Marg and will conclude at Nepal Tourism Board's premises, where the formal program will be held.

The Expeditions on Everest was disturbed since 2013.  This year more than 400 Nepalese and Foreign Summiteers climbed the Mt. Everest successfully. Due to the local dispute in 2013; the avalanche of 2014, which was killed 16 Nepalese Everest Climbers and Earthquake of April of the last year, created the situation of worst upon mountain tourism of Nepal. But this year's successful expeditions erased all these negative connotations and helped our mountain tourism to reposition it almost in previous stage. While talking about the successful expeditions, it is worthwhile to mention about the contribution of nine Nepalese climbers this year, who fixed the rope on the way to the summit of Everest in this season on time. They completed the very difficult task of rope fixation putting their lives in risk and their achievement is reflected in the successful ascent of Everest by more than 400 climbers in the Spring Season of this year. Therefore, on this occasion of International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day, the chief guest of the program will felicitate those courageous hard worked climbers with the cash prize of Rs. 50,000 per climber managed by Nepal Mountaineering Association. On the same occasion, we have also the program of first day cancellation of envelope published to mark Int'l Everest Day. Other expenses are supported by Department of Tourism and NTB by their regular budget and programme.

Last month, we have successfully celebrated the Mt. Manaslu and the Mt. Lhotse Diamond Jubilee Celebration. The successful diamond jubilee celebrations of these two mountains in the presence of the member of first successful expedition on Mansalu- Minoru Higeta spread the message of our reviving mountain tourism. Now, we are celebrating 9th International Sagarmtha (Everest) day, which has become very important for the promotion of our tourism over all after the devastating earthquake and blockade. We must be ready to make such kind of event more fruitful in future also. We are planning to celebrate the diamond jubilee of all the mountains above 8000 meters in proper time. We need to joint effort to make International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day as an International Day in practice in all over the world. At last, I would like to request to you all to make this event success. I also request the all concern agencies and individuals for their active and meaningful contribution for this event.

Thank you all
Prem Kumar Rai
Chairman, International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day Main Organizing Committee
Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
24 May 2016

International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day-2016- 29th May 2016

Prem Kumar Rai, Chairman of 9th International Sagarmatha Day Main Organizing Committee & Secretary for Ministry of Tourism Culture and Civil Aviation request to participate on the program organized on the occassion of 9th International Sagarmatha Day on 29th May 2016 sunday. Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister has kindly consented to the chief guest of the program.

Program Detail:
Morning Procession: 7:00 am
Route : Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh-Durbar Marg- Ghanta ghar- Ratna park- NTB
Official Program at NTB at 8:00 am.

Thank You
NMA

Celebration of 9th International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day – 29th May 2016

Celebration of 9th International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day – 29th May 2016

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation organized a program to celebrate 9th International a Sagarmatha (Everest) Day on 29th May 2016. The program started with the morning procession from Sanchaya Kosh Building, Thamel and ended at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) premises. Mt. Everest Summiteers and other mountaineers, High level government officials, advisors and members of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), and representative from different tourism related organization were present in the program.

The official program started at the premises of NTB after the arrival of Chief Guest the Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister K P Oli, he offered garland to the statues of Tenzing Sherpa, Edmund Hillary and Boris Lisanevich. After the welcome speech by Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, Member Secretary for International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day Main Organizing Committee & President, Nepal Mountaineering Association chief guest inaugurated the program by lighting up the lamp. The program observed one-minute silence in memory of the demise of known and unknown mountaineers.

 

The Expeditions on Everest was disturbed since 2013. Due to the local dispute in 2013; the avalanche of 2014, which killed 16 Nepalese Everest Climbers and Earthquake of April of the last year, created the situation of worst upon mountain tourism of Nepal. But this year's successful expeditions erased all these negative connotations and helped our mountain tourism to reposition it almost in previous stage. While talking about the successful expeditions, it is worthwhile to mention about the contribution of nine Nepalese climbers this year, who fixed the rope on the way to the summit of Everest in this season on time. They completed the very difficult task of rope fixation putting their lives in risk and their achievement is reflected in the successful ascent of Everest by more than 400 climbers in the Spring Season of this year. Therefore, on the occasion of International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day, the chief guest of the program felicitated following courageous hard worked climbers with the cash prize of Rs. 50,000 per climber managed by Nepal Mountaineering Association.

  1. Pasang Tenzing Sherpa- Gaurishankar -1 Dolakha – Ascent Himalayas Treks and Expedition
  2. Ang Pemba sherpa- Namche 9 Solukhumbu  - IMG
  3. Gyalzen Dorji Sherpa- Khumjung 9 Solukhumbu – Himes
  4. Pasang Dorjee Sherpa- Namche 5 Solukhumbu – Arun Trek
  5. Ngima Tshiri Sherpa –Khumjung 5 Solukhumbu – AC
  6. Mingma Chhiri Sherpa – Juving 1 Solukhumbu – NCC (Himalayan Expedition)
  7. Shera Geljen Sherpa – Khumjung 1 Solukhumbu – Asian Trekking
  8. Lhakpa Chhring Sherpa – Khumjung 8 Solukhumbu – Meddion Mountaineering
  9. Mingma Thindu Sherpa – Sankhuwashabha 9 Makalu – Seven Summit

At the same time the chief guest of the program also felicitated following coordination team for successfully coordinating the rope fixing sherpa team.

  1. Expedition Operators Association
  2. Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee
  3. Ang Janbu Sherpa
  4. Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa
  5. Russel Brice

 

On the same occasion the chief guest also released first day cancellation of envelope published to mark International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day.  On behalf of all Nepalese Mt. Everest Summiteers Mr. Pasang Tenzing Sherpa expressed his view and requested the government of Nepal to ensure the retirement plan and policy to the Sherpa, financial support to the climbers who went disabled during climbing. Mr. Sherpa also expressed that there should be a separate specialized rope fixing team above camp two. On behalf of foreign Mt. Everest Summiteers,   Mr. Isaih Paul Janzen from USA shared his experience about climbing Mt. Everest.

Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of NTB expressed his view about the Mountain Tourism in Nepal. The chief guest of the program the Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister K P Oli put his view on the importance of mountain in Nepal. Finally the program concluded with the vote of thanks by Mr. Prem Kumar Rai, Chairman for Internationa Sagarmatha Day Main Organizing Committee and Secretary for Ministry for Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation.