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Written By:  KSAA    |   Published Date:  23-May-2013

Mt. Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal

26-27 May 2013


26th May (Sunday): Diamond Jubilee Conference

Inauguration Session

The inauguration session will begin around 9am at the Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Park at the eastern end of the beautiful Green Village of Khumjung. The session will be chaired by the Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. Following a brief welcome remarks by the local organizers, the Venerable Nawang Tenzin Jangbu, the abbot of Tengboche Monastery will grace the opening ceremony as Chief Guest and perform serkyim puja to appease the mountain deities. This will be followed by a tree planting ceremony by distinguished national and international participants to contribute to preservation of Mt. Everest Ecosystem. Auspicious yak dance and traditional Sherpa dances will be performed.  A selected number of dignitaries will be requested to make brief remarks. Tea, coffee and traditional cookies will be served. The Chair of session will deliver closing remarks and the participants will proceed to Khumjung School about 25 minutes away from the Hillary Park.

Technical Session

The technical presentations of the Conference will take place in the Khumjung School Auditorium. Audio visual facilities will be available.

Lunch will be served at 1 pm by the Khumjung Women's Group. Technical session will reconvene after the lunch and expected to conclude around 4 pm so that local participants will be able to return to their villages.  National and international participants who are not attending the Sagarmatha Tourism Coordination Forum (STCF) meeting on 27th May, they can stay in Khumjung or descent to Namche

(Anyone wishing to make presentation should contact Dr. Lhakpa Sherpa <lhakpa.norbu@gmail.com> and make presentation titles and contents available). 

 

27th May (Monday): 6th Sagarmatha Tourism Coordination Forum (STCF) Meeting

STCF is a loose network of Central, District and local level stakeholders concerned with Sagarmatha tourism. They include government, businesses, NGOs and individuals who are concerned with tourism management and environmental conservation. The forum meets once a year to discuss various challenges and opportunities and develops strategic recommendations to increase its sustainability. This is the 6th STCF meeting a total of 60 participants are invited.

The first half of the day will be invested in making presentations and second half will be group exercise, presentations and discussions.

Accommodation and Facilities

Food and accommodation will be provided to all invited participants.

Weather and temperature  

On a clear and sunny day time temperature in Khumjung can soar up to 15 degree Celsius. But, it can drop down drastically with cloud cover and rain. Participants are recommended to come with warm clothing (down jacket if possible), comfortable walking shoe, waterproof jackets or umbrella.

Medical Support  

Khunde Hospital will be providing basic health check up services. But, make sure to bring personal medical needs.