Bhubaneswar: The body of Kalpana Dash, the first woman mountaineer of Odisha, will reach Bhubaneswar at around 9 pm from Kathmandu on Saturday.
To pay the last respects, Odisha Sports and Youth Services Department have arranged to keep her body at Kalinga Stadium complex (inner circle of the Athletic stadium) from 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Notably, her body was brought to Kathmandu on Thursday afternoon after completion of formalities at the base camp in Lukla.
The Sherpas had successfully moved Kalpana’s body to the base camp from where it was airlifted to Lukla. Following the completion of necessary official procedures there, the body was taken to Kathmandu.
Kalpana died on May 23 while descending from Mount Everest. The spot, where she died is reportedly at an altitude of approximately 8,600m in the balcony area of Mount Everest. The 53-year-old was leading a three-member team on this expedition.