Diki Sherpa to summit Mt. Everest for women empowerment

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Diki Sherpa, a lady involved in the tourism sector for four years, is to ascend Mt Everest with the aim of ‘Positive thinking for gender equality, inclusive society championed from the highest peak’.

Sherpa is planning to summit the Sagarmatha in the season to prove the capabilities that are equally to the men and are possessive to social culture.

Diki Sherpa, who was born in Num-4 of Sankhuwasabha district, has received the training as a guide and has also received basic as well as advanced training in mountaineering.

Sherpa had successfully summited Mera Peak (6,476 m) and Ramdung Peak (5,925 m) in 2017. Likewise, in 2017 itself, she had summited Mt Manaslu (8,163 m), the 8th highest peak in the world. She is now planning to scale the Everest in March 2018.

“I am going to ascend Mt Everest with the goal of empowering women and to try and bring a change in the society’s male dominant perspective,” said Sherpa, “I want to play a role in creating a nation with gender equality, in addition to facilitating the economic prosperity of the country through tourism.”

Sherpa has taken this initiative to increase women’s participation in the field of tourism and in areas of tourism where courage is required, in order to motivate women to move forward in economic, social, and political areas of the country.