Nepali man hoists national flag atop Mt Aconcagua

PYUTHAN, March 15: Runner and climber Sanjaya Pandit from Pyuthan district has hoisted the Nepali flag atop the Mount Aconcagua in South America.

The resident of Tikura from Pyuthan Municipality-9, Pandit climbed the 6,962 metre tall peak on Friday.

He was clad in daura suruwal and bhadgaunle cap, traditional Nepali dress, during the climb.

Talking to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Pandit said, “I’m on a campaign to scale famous peaks of the world, and mounting peaks in South America is technically difficult.”