The Miss Himalaya Pageant was proudly inaugurated in October 2012 by Lobsang Wangyal Productions, and has continued yearly since. The event is aimed at empowering young women from the entire Himalayan region, promoting its culture, preserving its environment, and fostering 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.
The idea of Miss Himalaya was conceived by Lobsang Wangyal in 2010, and work for the event started soon after. 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 international pageants in various countries.
With a solid background in events production, Lobsang Wangyal will continue to deliver high quality Miss Himalaya Pageants in collaboration with his partners and supporters.