The Highest Altitude Fashion Runway on Land

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The Mt. Everest Fashion Runway

Mt. Everest Fashion Runway is the world's most sustainable fashion event, held in Nepal's Mt. Everest Khumbu area. The Guinness Book of World records, London, has recognized the fashion show as the highest fashion show on land. Throughout the whole journey of the Mt. Everest Fashion Runway, the crew works hard in several aspects to make it the most sustainable fashion show. The Supermodels trek from Lukla to Mt. Everest base camp in nearly 11 days, following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

Pankaj K Gupta

CEO , The Forerunner

Pankaj K Gupta had the idea of performing a sustainable fashion show in the Mt Everest region on August 30, 2019 during the ‘DEBUT’ fashion show. That evening was the first time he was questioned by the public as a lunatic. But, over the next six months, he proved them wrong and made history in the world of fashion by putting on a fashion show on the world’s highest platform. 

Pankaj K Gupta is an international fashion analyst who has worked with a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world. Pankaj K Gupta played a key role and directed various initiatives all throughout the world, from the United States to Europe. After settling in Kathmandu, Nepal, it was his passion for the expression “use what you got and provide the result” that inspired him to come up with the novel idea. He had fashion contacts from Milan and was living in Mt Everest nation, so he staged a fashion show on Mt Everest, a one-of-a-kind fusion of the fashion and adventure industries.

He is now the Mentor of The Mt Everest Fashion Runway, and his objective is to stage shows in the same landscape for other regions in various languages with unique Supermodels from all over the world.

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Ramila Nemkul

COO , The Designer

Ramila Nemkul, the official fashion designer, is responsible for the show’s biodegradable and sustainable fabrics. Her commitment to sustainable materials and skill in this area has drawn the attention of the global fashion industry to the Himalayas as a way to slow down rapid fashion. Ramila Nemkul had been working with the most rare textiles, such as Felt (kneaded wool) and Pashmina, because these materials have incredible insulating capabilities and are handcrafted in the Himalayan foothills, where they are widely utilized by the Sherpa people.

She is pursuing her aim of launching these materials as a Prêt-à-Porter line in the international fashion market. She has presented her cutting-edge designs under the KASA brand on the Mt Everest Fashion Runway, making her the only fashion designer in the world (in any category) to achieve a Guinness World Record.

Ramila Nemkul has been a fashion designer for the past 17 years. Her fashion taste is one-of-a-kind, and she uses just a few hues. Her study on sustainable design is so vast that she has something fresh for the world for the next eight seasons of the Mt Everest Fashion Runway.

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Riken Maharjan

CFO , The Govern

Riken Maharjan is a gemologist who graduated from the Gemological Institute of America. After 7 years in the United States, he returned to Nepal to revitalize his family’s diamond firm, RB Diamond, and specializes in management, marketing, and jewelry creation. Among his masterpieces are Miss Nepal’s crown and the world’s first Gem Peacock Blouse. Riken is a consultant to Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology, as well as a trainer for Custom Officers at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport in terms of examining valuable metals and gemstones.

Riken’s enthusiasm for events and initiatives was out of the ordinary, prompting him to become involved with the Mt Everest Fashion Runway. Supporting the firm notion that Nepal can serve as a destination for the global fashion industry in order to promote sustainable fashion. Riken immersed himself in the administration of the Mt Everest Fashion runway, indicating that a world-class product can be begun from Nepal and that Nepal can be at the forefront of creativity. The event was the most successful in the difficult Himalayan terrain thanks to his organizational abilities.

Following the success of its first season, Riken Maharjan is energized enough to carry out the following seasons of the Mt Everest Fashion Runways.

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Shruti Anandita Varma

The Series Director

Shruti Anindita Varma has been a Television Software Professional with and experience of almost two and a half decades. In a span of two decades, she has experimented with all aspects of production. Be it a Director,Creative Director, Supervising Producer, Script Writer, Executive & Creative Producer. The Brains behind some of the biggest fiction properties.

  • Film Maker
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Creative Director
  • Production Designer

She is the director of The Mt. Everest Fashion Runway Reality Show and Documentary.

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Amitabh Verma

The Series Director

Amitabh S Verma is an award-winning FILMMAKER from Patna, India. A trained Editor from FTII, He is based out of Mumbai.

  • Film Maker
  • Director
  • Screen Writer
  • Dialogue Writer
  • Lyricist
  • Singer

He is the director of The Mt. Everest Fashion Runway Reality Show and Documentary.

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Neeta Sharma

Executive Producer

Neeta Sharma is an entrepreneur and philanthropist from India and her vision and mission is to bring the raw talents to the mainstreams. She is leading Wommaniaas, a self-run organization and in a short span of time she has promoted thousands of women in the journey of the empowered women. Her aim has taken her to collaborate with The Mt. Everest Fashion Runway to promote the Asian Fabrics to the global arena. She is also the CMD for Dream House Productionz (India) Pvt. Ltd. 

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