Here we are with a quick wrap-up of the first book events for Musa Masala: Mountain Girl of the Himalaya. We printed some preview copies in Kathmandu and they all sold! We had to print additional copies to cover the orders we received at the preview launch. Read on to see highlights of each of the presentations and some of the fun places the book has already wound up!
Opening night in Kathmandu!
The book preview was held at the Mulberry Hotel in Kathmandu, it was a super success with a beautifully decorated conference hall and a program that was organized by the Musa crew at Wongchhu Peak Promotion.
Special invited guests included the Nepal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pradip Kumar Gayawali and members of Parliament for the Solukhumbu District and Okhaldhunga District, the CEO of the Nepal Tourism Board, the chairman of the Nepal Mountaineering Association and chairman of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal. Our honored guests also included Dr. Luanne Freer and Dr. Paul Auerbach, who are working within the Wilderness Medical Society in coordination with the Himalayan Yokpu Foundation to construct the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital. We were also fortunate to have all members of the WMS fundraising trek for the hospital in attendance.
From Tengboche we headed back down to Khamding to the hospital site. More on that soon.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make this preview successful, and a special thanks to all who came to the program in Kathmandu to help support tourism in Nepal, the Himalayan Yokpu Foundation, Musa Masala and the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital, Jam Jam!!