The first Nepali actress to climb Mt. Everest, Nisha Adhikari, has announced her next climb – Mt. Kilimanjaro mountain, the highest peak in Africa. Nisha is going to Africa on September 30 to start the ascent on October 1. According to Nisha’s schedule, she will reach the peak on October 9, 2015.
Nisha is planning to take the National Flag of Nepal to the top of Kilimanjaro. It is the same flag that Nisha had taken to the top of Mt. Everest. With the Nepal’s flag, Nisha will also take the flag of the Nepali Artists Association to the top.
Kilimanjaro mountain is a volcanic mountain located in Tanzania. The highest mountain in Africa is 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level. The mountain is one of the major climbing destinations in the world. The first recorded climber of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller who reached the peak in 1889.
Himani Trust, an organization established in Himani Shah’s name organized a fund raising dance party in Soltae Hotel in Kathmandu on November 26, 2011. In the party, members of former royal family including ex-king Gynendra Shah and ex-queen Komal Shah also participated in the party.
The dance party started at 6 PM and lasted till midnight. The Trust had set an entry fee of Rs. 5,000 for an individual and Rs. 7,000 for a couple. The dance party organized by ex-royals in the 5-star hotel
had a strict dress code of black or red.
Extensive effort to save Kumar Kancha proved to be unsuccessful and he died at the age of 54 on January 17, 2011. The sad truth, he lost all of his monetary earnings during the treatment and had to beg for help in his last days, from his death bed.
A lot of people had done their very best to help in collecting fund to help in his treatment.
Special mention : Donation collection drive one of my friends in the UK, Lex Limbu, came to an abrupt end when Kancha died. He sent a total of Â£800 GBP (NRs. 91,600) collected till date via Jharana Bajracharya to the fmaily of Kumar Kancha. It is really encouraging to see young people like Lex dedicating their time in helping artists in Nepal. Thank you Lex!