Pokhara—Pokhara Tourism Council (PTC) is to felicitate the brave Nepali mountaineers who successfully scaled the world’s 2nd tallest Mt K2 (8611m) on 16th of January, 2021. PTC chairman Gopi Bahadur Bhattarai informed that the felicitation program is going to be organized on February 8 to acknowledge the bravery of Nepali national heroes who created history by climbing Mt K2 first ever in the winter season in Pakistan.
Famous mountaineer Nirmal (Nimsdai) Purja including Mingma G Sherpa, Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Gelje Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Pem Chhiri Sherpa, Kilu Pemba Sherpa, Dawa Tenjing Sherpa and Sona Sherpa are among the to be felicitated climbers.
According to program coordinator Sushil Raj Paudel, the felicitation program is to be held at Mt. Kailash Resort after receiving mountaineers at Pokhara Airport and rallying them around Pokhara city. PTC vice-chairman Pom Narayan Shrestha, general secretary Ram Chandra Sharma and program joint coordinator Shes Kanta Sharma also spoke during the press meet.