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Appa’s Himalayan Trail reaches Jumla

KATHMANDU: The team led by veteran mountaineer Appa Sherpa has arrived in Jumla town from Dolpa on Friday. Appa and his team are on an expedition titled The Great Himalayan Trek with the mission of drawing the attention of the world to the urgency of stopping climate change.

The team set off on the expedition from Taplejung in the east of the country and it reached here on the 83rd day since starting the trek. The trek will conclude after the team reaches Darchula in the far-west of the country and is expected to complete in 120 days.

Besides Appa, the team comprises Dawa Steven Sherpa, Bal Krishna Ghimire, joint secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, UNICEF Nepal chief Han Singer and climatologist Saurav Dhakal, among others.

Appa holds the world record of climbing the world’s highest mountain, the Mt. Everest, for 21 times.

An interaction was also held with the members of the expedition here on Friday on topics ranging from prospects of tourism development in the Karnali region, the impact of climate change and ways of coping with this, the objectives of the Great Himalayan Trek and the livelihood problems of the region. RSS

Published Date: Friday, April 6th, 2012 | 07:47 PM

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