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8th International Mountain Festival to begin from December 8

8th International Mountain Festival to begin from December 8

KATHMANDU, Nov 30:The mountain festival, which is being held in celebration of International Mountain Day, will begin on December 8.

The Nepal Mountaineering Association's annual mountain festival will be held at the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara from 8th to the 12th of December 2023. Since the United Nations designated December 11 as International Mountain Day, the Nepal Mountaineering Association has held an annual mountain festival for the past eight years.

The main attraction of this year's festival, according to Mr. Jinesh Sindurakar, director of the festival, is the performance of the play "Misunderstood Birds in collaboration with 'Bird Conservation Nepal'.

"Students will put on masks as vultures on the stage and convey knowledge about the importance of vultures as well as Nepal's birds and biodiversity to the public," . This program will provide conservation information."

The NMA informed the press that preparations for the festival are almost complete. Mr. Mohan Lamsal, General Secretary of the NMA, stated, "We are working hard for the festival. All the programs are confirmed and coordinated with our partners. We plan to make this festival meaningful in our mission of preserving the mountain environment, promoting mountain tourism, and celebrating the cultural heritage of mountain people."

Similarly, six documentaries about mountain climbing and mountain life will be screened over the course of the festival's five days.

The documentaries Passab, Mountain Man, Sophie Lavaud, The Second Summit, Ai-della Huts Valais, and Everest Man will be shown at the festival.

Similarly, pictures of Mount Everest summiteers and NMA's major activities will be displayed. HELVETAS will assist the NMA in displaying the photo story of Nepal's trial bridge evolution. Sports popular in mountain regions, such as Chhelo, zipline, tug of war, and archery, will also be organized during the festival.

The interaction program will focus on the topic of 'restoring mountain ecosystems' and will be supported by ICIMOD and WWF Nepal.