First Nepal Mango Fest concludes; 32,000 kg of mangoes sold with 10,000 visitors

KATHMANDU, JUNE 24 : The Nepal Mango Fest 2024, the first-ever mango festival in Nepal, has concluded with success.  Held from June 21-23, the festival opened with a grand ceremony at Walnut Bistro, Panipokhari, drawing an enthusiastic crowd of 1,500 attendees.

A total of 32,000 kg of mangoes belonging to varieties like Malda, Deshari, Bombay, Jarda, Kishanbhog, Gulabkhas, Dudhiya and Najariya were sold during the three-day event. The number of visitors of it totalled 10,000. 

There were 4 sales counters in Kathmandu and Lalitpur: Walnut Bistro, Panipokhari; Kathmandu Organics, Bansbari; Utpala Café, Boudha and The Gardens, Jhamsikhel. 

 The festival was divided into two sessions, workshops and training, and a mango-eating competition. Organised by Kishan Venture and Kathmandu Organics,  it is said to have benefitted over 40-50 farmers from Siraha, Saptari, and Sarlahi along with many mango lovers. 

"The fest showcased the rich agricultural heritage of Nepal and supported local farmers. It also brought the farmers, experts, market partners, and processing industries together to discuss the future of mango farming and industry in Nepal," said Rajesh Karki, Founder and CEO of Kishan Venture Pvt. Ltd.

He also announced ambitious plans for future events, including the Nepal Apple Fest 2081, Nepal Orange Fest 2081, Nepal Junar Fest 2081, and Nepal Timur Fest 2081. These events aim to support more local farmers, introduce diverse varieties, expand to additional cities, and significantly increase sales.