Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) today bade the farewell to the CHO OYU winter Nepal expedition team.
Secretary of NMA Mr. Tikaram Gurung bade the team farewell wishing them all the success. Secretary Gurung also handed over the NMA flag to the team.
The team led by veteran Gelje Sherpa will try to open the new route to Mt. CHO OYU from the Nepal side. The 6th highest mountain in the world, CHO OYU is also one of the most popular and ascended mountains among the eight thousanders. But, the existing route to CHO OYU from the Nepal side is considered to be the toughest.
So, the tourists prefer the route from the Tibet side which is easiest compared to the route from the Nepal side. The team is aiming to find the easiest way Mt. CHO OYU from The Nepal side.
‘‘Our aim is to find the lost mountains of the Nepal’’, project coordinator Ashok Rai said, ‘‘If we could find the easiest way and operate the CHO OYU expedition from Nepal side, the country will be benefited from it.’’ Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, Geshman Tamang, Karma Geljen Sherpa, Tashi Sherpa & Tenging Gyaljen Sherpa are the other members of the team.
NMA secretary Gurung advised the team to take safety measures first. ‘‘We know you are doing all this for the promotion of Nepali mountains. I also have strong belief that this team involving vastly experienced sherpa will be successful’’, Secretary Mr. Gurung said, ‘‘But, please take the safety measure first. As it is a challenging job, we can’t take extra risks. I wish all the very best for the success.’’
Secretariat member Mr. Dipendra Pandey hosted the program attended by executive board members duo Mingma Gyabu Sherpa & Sanjeev Gurung. Chief executive officer Mr. Kul Prasad Rai was also present at the program.