LAHORE: SEED-EvK2CNR in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab is holding a three-day Karakoram Festival from March 28-30, 2014 at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry to mark the 60th anniversary of the K2 first ascent by Italian Expedition in 1954.
The three-day festival includes exhibitions, music and documentaries. An exhibition of photo highlights from the researcher and scientist Filippo De Filippi (1913-1914) titled Rediscovering the Abode of Snow. Exhibition of flora and fauna of the Central Karakorum National Park (CKNP), International Mountain Film Festival and Scientific Workshop to mainstream the natural resources, climatically, geologically and ecologically.
The LCCI Lahore Chamber has partnered with this unique event to promote domestic tourism that remained untapped only because of lack of awareness. The tourism sector had attained the status of billion dollar industry and a little attention towards its promotion in the outer world could do miracle as far as economic well being of the country is concerned.