By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, Feb. 12: Mt. Everest Fashion Runway has been officially recognized as the highest altitude fashion show on land by the Guinness World Records.
The historic event took place in Kala Patthar at 5,340 meter above sea level on 26th January, 2020. Kala Patthar is famous for being the best view point of Everest and is located at a slightly higher altitude than Everest Base Camp.
Organizing a press conference in capital on Wednesday, organisers said that the even had been recorded into the Guinness World Records as the highest altitude fashion show.
The event was organised by Kasa and sponsored by RB Diamond, both domestic brands of Nepal. Kasa showcased designs made out of sustainable fabrics of felt, pashmina and organic cotton and RB Diamond presented crowns and fine jewelry inspired by Nepali art, culture and patterns.
Some lucky trekkers who happened to be in Kala Patthar were part of the audience, along with dignitaries from Nepal Tourism Board, Visit Nepal 2020 and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, organisers said.
A total of 48 persons – 18 Nepali and international models, camera and support crew, medical doctors and photographers - had reached the event venue trekking from Lukla from 16th January.