The Nepal Fire Expedition, on November 26, 2017, rolled out a crowd funding campaign that has participants including national and international film celebrities, diplomats and adventurers.
Various popular personalities are part of the expedition team that drive 10 fire engines from across the Himalayas to Kathmandu and finally donate them to the local fire department.
While the former US Ambassador to Nepal Scott DeLisi and the legendary mountaineer and TV personality Russell Brice form the lead team, various other personalities form the volunteer team.
National stars such as Manisha Koirala, Rajesh Hamal and Sunil Thapa, and the internationally-acclaimed actors including Michael Imperioli and Malcolm McDowell are among the key film celebrities.
Music star Chris Adler from Lamb of God, Nuno Bettencourt from the Extreme rock band and the renowned mountaineer Reinhold Messner are among other famous personalities that are part of the drive from Birgunj to Kathmandu.
Besides the intense social media promotion on a global scale, the event will also be filmed as a 90-minute feature film along with a one-hour special video program in US’ PBS.
The event will also feature the handmade travel accessories and luxury fashion items made by the young Nepali women who suffered the risk of human trafficking.
The event supporters also have various takeaways such as an exclusive access to the documentary film, an official expedition mug, and high-end items such as unique travel wallets, official expedition watch and hand-woven cashmere hats, say the organizers.
The events are aimed to inspiring people to visit Nepal, reads a statement.
According to the organizers, the publicity of this event would also offer a needed boost to the Nepali tourism industry.
Through the campaign, the organizers aim at raising a USD 200,000 fund to ship fire trucks and also support the expedition, while also making a promotional feature-length documentary covering the entire expedition program.