August 21, 2021: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Saturday handed over its flag and paid farewell with felicitation to the Mera Peak expedition team comprising members of Guinness world record holders amidst a function organized at NMA secretariat Nagpokhari, Naxal, Kathmandu.
President Santa Bir Lama handed over the NMA flag to Sancha Bahadur Rai, Leader of the expedition team. Mr. Lhakpa Dorji Sherpa, Mr. Purna Bahadur Rai, Ms. Maya Gurung, Mr. Tek Bahadur Rai, Mr. Amir Raj Thapa, Mr. Buddhi Raj Rai, Mr. Puskar Nepal, Ms. Sirjana Kirati, Mr. Shikhar Jung Shrestha and Mr. Laxman Karki are the other members of this very unique expedition team.
The team comprises experts from various fields along with Guinness world record holders. The team is leaving Kathmandu tomorrow for the expedition. The team will hoist the flag of NMA at the top of Mera peak after successful ascend.
Mera peak is among the 27 peaks managed by NMA and located in Khumbu region. According to team leader Rai they are organising this expedition to help revive the Nepali tourism sector stranded after the emergence of coronavirus.
‘Nepali tourism industry is almost at a standstill after the emergence of coronavirus. Being a tourism entrepreneur, I can understand the situation’, Leadr Rai said, ‘So, this idea came to our mind. We hope this will help us revitalize domestic tourism.’
President of NMA Mr. Lama wished the team a successful expedition. ‘We know you are doing something good and important to make our domestic tourism revive’, president Lama said, ‘We are with you. All the NMA family wish for your successful ascend.’
Present at the program chairperson of Mahakulung Rural Municipal Sagar Kirati also wished for their successful expedition. President Lama along with chairperson of Mahakulung Rural Municipal Kirati, NMA vice president Maya Sherpa, General Secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung, Secretary Tikaram Gurung and Board member Sanjiv Gurung also bade the team farewell honouring with khada. The program was facilitated by General Secretary Gurung.