Nepal Sets New World Record by Holding Highest Altitude Fashion Show
GUWAHATI: Nepal has set a new Guinness World Record for holding the highest altitude fashion show on land.
The Mount Everest Fashion Runway was held at 5,340 meters (1,7515 ft) elevation at Kala Patthar, near the Everest base camp on January 26.
The event was part of the ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ campaign of the Nepal Tourism Board. Its main aim was to raise awareness about climate change as well as to promote sustainable fashion, a press release issued by Nepal Tourism Board on Wednesday said.
"The designs, patterns and the materials used during the fashion show were all natural, organic and all Nepali product line from KASA. The clothing line was made of Nepali Pashmina, Felt and Yak Wool, ideal for winter wear," it read.
Models from Finland, Italy, Sri Lanka and Singapore, flew to Nepal to participate in the show.
The event was attended by Kedar Bahadur Adhikari, secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and Nandini Lahe Thapa, senior director of Nepal Tourism Board among others.
Thapa and Aashmi Rana were the witnesses along with pilot Lt. Col Pratap Bohara as technical witness for the official adjudicator of Guinness World Records.