A trek will be held from Kathmandu to Kalapathar, the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Everest, to draw attention towards the impact of climate change.
On March 8 this year, International Women’s Day, 40 women from different fields will go on a 13-day trek in Kathmandu to Kalapattar. The women’s team will leave for the base camp on March 3 for the walk organized by ‘Sathsathai’, a non-government organization.
Speaking on the occasion, Supreme Court Justice Sapna Pradhan Malla expressed happiness over the new and exemplary program being organized on the occasion of the Women’s day. Stating that the melting of snow in the mountains has increased due to the rise in global temperature, she said that the voice of women against the impact of climate change and for environmental justice is commendable. According to the organizers, she is also participating in the trekking campaign.
With the slogan ‘Women United for Climate Justice’, distinguished women from different fields will jointly walk to the base camp and a special program will be organized there. Preparations have reached the final stage and the team will leave for Lukla on Monday for the 13-day trek, said Prajita Karki, chairperson of ‘Sathsathai’.
According to the organizers, the campaign will not be limited to trekking but will also promote knowledge on the places affected by climate change and mitigate the challenges posed, contribute to the promotion of tourism sector, create an opportunity to get to know and mingle with each other.
Mingma David Sherpa, managing director of Elite Expedite, which is responsible for the management of the trek, shared about the work and management of the trek. He also hoped that such trekking would boost domestic tourism in different parts of the country.
Before the Everest trek, ‘Sathasathai’ has already completed the trek to Annapurna base camp and Mardi Himal area.