Nepal Mountain Academy 29 Students depart for Gyaji Khang research expedition

Kathmandu: Nepal Mountain Academy 29 students depart from kathmandu to research and climb Gyaji Khang. A 41-member expedition team consisting of students from Nepal Mountain Academy departed for Gyaji Khang Research Expedition - 2024, today.

According to Arjun Rai,Executive Director at Nepal Mountain Academy, as part of the course requirement of Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS) eight semester, students from third batch (COHORT:2019-2023) have departed for Gyaji Khang (7074m) Research Expedition - 2024.

The team of twenty nine students from third batch (COHORT:2019-2023) of NMA is led by International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA) certified Mountain Guides Pasang Kaji Sherpa, Gelje Sherpa & Jamling Bhote along with the supervision of Field Supervisor (Campus Chief) Shiva Prasad Jaishi.

Climbing guide and support crew from Seven Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd are also accompanying the team on this exhilarating journey ensuring a safe and fulfilling experience. During the expedition, the students will conduct researches in several topics based on high altitude. This marks the third academic mountaineering research expedition above 7000m organized by the Nepal Mountain Academy for the BMS students, showcasing their commitment to experiential learning and exploration.

In this autumn these students when they were in seventh semester had successfully ascent Thorong peak (6144m) as their course work. Last year a group of students from the academy summited Himlung himal (7126m). The Academy's endeavor has been to produce managerial level human resources in the mountaineering and mountain tourism field. Seven Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd. will be managing the expedition's logistics, ensuring the team's safety and comfort throughout their expedition.

Nepal Mountain Academy (NMA) operating under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal, is a prominent and a solo educational institution offering academic courses of mountaineering and

mountain tourism affiliated with the Faculty of Management and the Institute of Science and Technology (IoST) at Tribhuvan University. Since its establishment in 2002, the Academy has emerged as a thriving academic hub attracting top-tier students, educators, and researchers from both Nepal and abroad.

The Academy's journey to recognition and prestige has been the result of continuous efforts of practical and field based teaching over the years. Through dedication and perseverance, it has established itself as a leading institution in Nepal's mountain tourism educational landscape. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on providing quality education, the Academy continues to play a significant role in shaping the future of its students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge in mountaineering and mountain tourism.