Nepal’s City of Lake to host International Mountain Festival

22nd Nov, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, Nov 22: With an aim of providing information about the cultural and geographical aspects of the mountain regions Nepal’s Lake city will be hosting the International Mountain Festival this year.

It is the fourth edition of the festival being organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) which will start in December 11 and ended on December 12 in the Mountain Museum located in Gharipatan.

Mountain Museum head, Bal Prasad  Rai, said that the objective of the festival is to highlight the Himalayan culture  in the changing world context.

He added the festival will update and inform about the true mountain culture using new information technology.  Since December 11 is celebrated as the World Mountaineering Day, NMA also has been organizing this festival in Nepal on the same day since the last four years.

NMA Chairman Santa Bir Lama said that the festival will depict the real picture of mountain life, culture and tradition.

The scope of tourism in mountains will be also discussed with mountaineering experts in the fest, the organizers informed.

The ongoing research technology used in the mountainous regions can also be observed in the fest. Different stalls featuring various materials of arts, culture and tradition of the Himalayan region will be set up in the festival.

An interesting game competition of stone throwing, locally knowsn as ‘Cheelo’, will also be organised in the fest to entertain the domestic as well as foreign tourists visiting the fest.