Pokhara, December 12, 2017: The Nepal Mountaineering Association organized The Fourth International Mountain Festival on 11 and 12 December at the International Mountain Museum, Gharipatan, Pokhara.
Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Maheshwor Neupane, inaugurated the festival. Speaking at the function, Neupane said that natural resources of Nepal will be conserved and through this medium, tourism of Nepal will be promoted. “The progress in adventurous sports and mountaineering will have the significant impact on tourism development”, he added.
To mark December 11 as World Mountaineering Day, Nepal Mountaineering Association has been organizing this festival. The festival highlights the biological diversity, knowledge, skills, tradition and sports of the Himalayan Region.
Different stalls were set up featuring various materials of tradition, culture and arts of the Himalayan region are. An interesting game competition of throwing the stone, locally known as ‘Chello’, was the center of attraction for the visitors. Festival coordinator, Kushal Gurung, informed that informative classrooms for sensitizing impact of climate change and its minimization were also kept in the Festival.
The festival attracted both the domestic and foreign visitors. The organizers are confident in continuing such events in the near future too.
By: Avishek Lamsal
Contributing writer, Glocal Khabar