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Three women from Nepal, India and China to scale Everest together


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Kathmandu, 15 April (2019) – For the first time in the history of Everest Expedition, three women from Nepal, India and China are going to climb Mt. Everest this season as a team.

They are scaling the tallest peak with an objective of empowering women in the region and spreading the message of universal peace and friendship.

This expedition will be guided by world-renowned mountaineer Pemba Dirje Sherpa who successfully climbed Mt. Everest 18 times as a leader and is a climber with six Guinness world records. He was also the Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal Tourism Year 2011.

Visit Nepal Year 2020 has supported this expedition to achieve their goal. The Team will be given the VNY 2020 flag with the signature of Prime Minister of Nepal Mr KP Sharma Oli which they will hoist on the top of the mountain.

It is expected that this Expedition will give the message to women of the region that women are capable of doing adventure activities and inspire other women to come to Nepal for adventure activities.

The three women going to climb Mt. Everest are Kanchhi Maya Tamang from Nepal,  Kalpana Das from India and Liyamu Ma from China.

Tamang from Nepal is the first Tamang Lady to successfully climb Mount Everest. She is involved in social cause with various organizations and is also a Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women since 2017.

Das is a qualified climber having gathered climbing experience in India, Nepal, Europe, South America and Australia. She also climbed Mt. Everest in 2008 as a team leader. He has climbed six highest peaks in other continents.

Ma has previously climbed Everest, Manaslu, Lobuche and Mustakata. She is associated with Crazy Mountain Expedition- China.

They are leaving on Monday for Ramechap to take their flight to Lukla tomorrow.