Three women mountaineers are set to scale the world's highest peak Mount Everest this spring with the aim of promoting tourism and increasing women's participation in the tourism and mountaineering sector of the country. A team of three Sherpa climbers - Lakpa Yangjee Sherpa, along with Yangdi Sherpa and Pashang Lhamu Sherpa - is climbing the highest peak in the world with the slogan ‘Mountaineering for Women's Self-reliance', according to Pasang Sherpa at the Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition. Lakpa Yangjee, team leader for the ‘Women Everest Expedition', said they would start ascending the Mount Everest from April 7 and have targeted to reach the summit of the world's highest peak on May 18 if the weather conditions are supportive. She shared that another important reason behind carrying out this expedition is to provide financial support to Dalit, single, and oppressed women who have returned home from employment in foreign countries, along with attracting them towards tourism sector for income generation activities that would ultimately make them self-reliant. Everest Hardware is providing necessary logistic support to the women mountaineering team who is climbing the highest peak through Ascent Himalayan Trek and Expedition. The mountaineers hailing from Solukhumbu district have been working in the field of mountaineering and tourism industry for a considerable amount of time, a statement issued by the organisers of the expedition read.