Separate panels led by Khum Bahadur Subedi and Anjan Thapa (Kumar) are contesting for the upcoming election of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN).
Nabin Trital, Cholendra Bahadur Karki, Bharat Sapkota, Karma Sherpa, Pradip Kumar Ghimire, Ritu Gyamdan and Surya Kumar Shrestha are the candidates for the post of senior vice president, first vice president, second vice president, general secretary, secretary, treasurer and joint treasurer from Subedi’s panel.
Similarly, Sonam Gyaljen Sherpa, Khomraj Adhikari (Santosh), Simbir Ghale, Keshav Prasad Dahal, Kanchha Sherpa, Rabindra Maharjan, Sonam Sherpa, Tenzing Sherpa and Buddha Kumari Adhikari are contesting in the election as executive members from Subedi’s panel.
Meanwhile, Thapa’s team has Rishi Prasad Nepal, Prakash Chandra Devkota, Tenzing Sherpa, Sarita Lama, Damodar Dhakal, Tek Bahadur Khakural and Pradip Pandit contesting for the post of vice president, first vice president, second vice president, general secretary, secretary, treasurer and joint treasurer respectively.
Likewise, Raghu Poudel, Mingma Sherpa, Nima Diki Sherpa, Sunil Silwal, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, Prem Bahadur Lama, Ram Bahadur Gurung, Shreeram Adhikari and Thakur Sapkota are the candidates of executive members from Thapa’s panel. The two teams had earlier announced their panels by organizing separate press meets in Kathmandu.
NMA, the umbrella organization of trekking agencies in Nepal, is holding its election for a new executive committee on September 6, 2019.