Kathmandu Metropolis hands over Rs 2.5 million to First Women Journalists' Everest Expedition
17th Apr, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU, Apr 17: The First Women Journalists' Everest Expedition 2018 have been handed over a sum of Rs. 2.5 million along with the metropolitan flag and map by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City for their Everest expedition. The team of journalists was handed over the sum and tokens by the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolis, Bidhya Sundar Shakya, in a program on Tuesday.
Mayor Shakya expressed his belief that the team of women journalists will contribute to the city's programs after their success in climbing Mt. Everest. Chief Administrative Officer of Kathmandu Metropolis, Yadav Prasad Koirala, said during the event that it is possible to find tourism possibilities in the country by one's own efforts, which can be seen from the courage and endeavor of the team of women journalists.
The team is leaving for Lukla on Wednesday. Team member Rojita Bajracharya informed that the expedition will be conducted over 45 days. She further added that the members will be active in promoting tourism in Nepal, and will be fulfilling the journalistic role by connecting the relationship between the three geographical regions.
Team Member Deurali Chamling informed that the team will be climbing the 6119 m Mt. Lobuche before summitting Everest.
The team is composed of Rosha Basnet (RSS), Priya Laxmi Karki (News 24), Kalpana Maharjan (Mega Television), Rojita Buddhacharya (Nepal Television) and Deuralee Chamling (freelancer). The team is climbing Everest with the slogan of "A Strong Voice for Equity". Their expedition is being facilitated by Dreamers’ Destination Treks and Expeditions.