Dolpa Festival from September 08

Locals of Dolpa districts are gearing up to celebrate the first ever Dolpa Festival in the district from September 8 to 12, 2008. The festival is being organized in a bid to promote tourism in the western Himalayan district of the country.

Organisers said that preparations were underway to celebrate the five-day festival to be organized in district headquarters Dunai. Laliman Budha, convenor of the festival organizing committee, said the festival will feature awareness programmes about local tourism spots, different sports tournaments, a procession of indigenous groups living in the district, cultural shows and other activities to promote local tourism.

The festival is expected to be participated by people of Dolpa and other neighbouring districts of the Karnali zone as well as the Dolpalis residing in Kathmandu and other parts of the country.

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