The Miss Himalaya Pageant was proudly inaugurated in October 2012 by Lobsang Wangyal Productions, and has continued yearly since. The event is aimed to provide a platform for young women from the entire Himalayan region to promote its culture, preserve its environment, and foster friendship among the Himalayan people.
The Pageant brings on one stage women from the entire Himalayan region, from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) spreads throughout 10 states: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, as well as the hill regions of two states: Assam and West Bengal. Young women from Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet are also welcome to participate in the Pageant.
The winner of each year's Pageant receives a prize of one lakh (100,000) rupees, the first runner-up 50,000 and the second runner-up 25,000 rupees.
A list of our supporters, media partners, and contributors are on the Supporters page.
The idea of Miss Himalaya was conceived by Lobsang Wangyal several years ago. Work for the event has been going on since early 2010. The domain misshimalaya.com was registered in February 2010, and the event was publicly announced in June 2011.
Lobsang Wangyal has been producing events and websites since 2000. His productions focus on media, web, art, sport, and entertainment. His biggest production was the Tibetan Olympics in 2008. However, the most popular is the annual Miss Tibet pageant. He has been successfully running the Miss Tibet pageant since 2002. The pageant has been receiving international coverage every year. Some of the Miss Tibets have participated in different international pageants in various countries.
With a solid background in event production, Lobsang Wangyal will continue to deliver high quality Miss Himalaya Pageants in collaboration with state governments as well as private companies.