Kathmandu, May 31
The Embassy of Nepal in Islamabad, Pakistan, celebrated Everest Day by organising a special programme on Monday (May 30).
Nepal celebrates Everest Day on May 29 every year to commemorate the first ascent to Mt Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953.
During the programme, Nepali Ambassador Tapas Adhikari welcomed the guests and congratulated Abdul Joshi on his recent ascent of Everest on May 16.
On the occasion, Ambassador Adhikari expressed his confidence that his expedition would inspire many young Pakistanis to try mountaineering and adventure tourism and increase people-to-people contact between Nepal and Pakistan.
He also highlighted the impacts of climate change on the mountains and urged for collectively addressing the negative consequences.
Likewise, Joshi also drew many parallels between Nepal and Pakistan, particularly in the field of trekking and tourism.
The programme was attended by alpinists and media people from Pakistan.