Hong Kong to ‘hike for Nepal’

KATHMANDU: Nepali diaspora in Hong Kong is organising a hiking event with an objective to strengthen and promote tourism in Nepal. The Miteri Samaj Hong Kong is going to organise the hiking programme on July 24. Phurba Tenzing Sherpa, a record Mount Everest summiter, will also participate in the event, according to a statement issued by the organiser today.

Sherpa has ascended the Everest for 10 times, while he has records for climbing the highest peak of the world twice within three days and nine times within the age between 17 and 24. Meanwhile, Sherpa is scheduled to share his experiences and insights of mountain climbing with the audience and participants. The hiking organised under the campaign “we will rise again” is scheduled to begin from Central, moving towards to Wan Chai Gap, Wang Nai Chung Reservoir Park and conclude at Repulse Bay. According to the Miteri Samaj Hong Kong Chairman Tulasi Gurung, the organisation decided to hold the event as it could promote the tourism industry in Nepal massively affected by the 2015 earthquake.

Source: thehimalayantimes.com