Kathmandu, April 24
President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has congratulated record-holder mountaineer Appa Sherpa and the team members of the Great Himalayan Trail for the successful completion of their 99-day trekking.
At a programme organized at the President’s Office, Shital Niwas, on Tuesday, President Dr. Yadav hailed the laudable task of the team for the country and pledged to continue his support for such creative works in the days to come.
Prior to leaving for the trek, the President had handed over the national flag wishing the team success.
On the occasion, mountaineer Sherpa shared his experience of the trek.
Appa, who has scaled the world’s highest peak Mt Sagarmatha or Everest for a record 21 times, went on the 99-day trekking with a view to drawing attention of the international community about the impact of climate change on Nepal’s mountains and explore the importance of mountainous tourism and trekking in Nepal.
The 1,450-km-long trekking that started from Taplejung had ended at the altitude of 5,500 meters in Darchula via Kanchanjunga, Gaurishanker, Manaslu and Annapurna mountain range.