Miss Himalaya Pageant

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Miss Himalaya 2012 Rinchen Dolma
Miss Himalaya 2012 winners

The inaugural Miss Himalaya Pageant was held in Dharamshala, India, on 12-13 October 2012.[1][2] The purpose of the annual event is "to bring women from the entire Himalayan region onto one platform to celebrate the beautiful cultures, people, and nature of the Himalayan region."[3][4]


The pageant is produced and directed by Lobsang Wangyal of Lobsang Wangyal Productions, which has also been producing the Miss Tibet Pageant since 2002. Lobsang Wangyal has been producing events since 2000 "to promote art, culture, and understanding."[5][6]

The idea of "Miss Himalaya" was conceived by Lobsang Wangyal a few years ago. Work for the event has been going on since early 1996. The domain misshimalaya.com was registered in February 2010, and the event was publicly announced on 5 June 2011.[7]

The Pageant accepts applications from women from the entire Himalayan region -- the ten Indian states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura; the hill regions of Assam and West Bengal; and Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet.[8]

Miss Himalaya 2017[edit]

The Miss Himalaya Pageant 2017 will be held on 7 and 8 October 2017, in McLeod Ganj, India. And the winner of Miss Himalaya pageant is Preksha Rana

Miss Himalaya 2016[edit]

- Full 2016 contestant information

Miss Himalaya 2015[edit]

- Full 2015 contestant information

Miss Himalaya 2014[edit]

The second edition of Miss Himalaya Pageant 2014 was concluded in McLeod Ganj on Sunday night, 5 October 2014. Twenty-two-year-old environmental science student Jyoti Dogra won the pageant [9][10] from among four other contestants. Shikha Sharma, a twenty-year-old BA student was declared First Runner-up, and twenty-two-year-old Dawa Dema, a management student was the Second Runner-up.[9]

Jyoti won one lakh (100,000) rupees with the title, while Shikha and Dawa won rupees 50,000 and 25,000 respectively.

Three of the five contestants -- Jyoti Dogra, Shikha Sharma and Priyanka Dogra -- were from Himachal Pradesh, while the other two -- Dawa Dema and Kuenzang Chodon -- were from Bhutan.

List of contestants[edit]

Name Age Education Hometown
Dawa Dema [9] 22 Thimphu, Bhutan
Jyoti Dogra [9] 22 Bhagsu Nag, India
Kunezang Choden 23 Thimphu, Bhutan
Priyanka Dogra 24 Bilaspur, India
Shikha Sharma [9] 20 Dharamshala, India

- Full 2014 contestant information

Miss Himalaya 2013[edit]

The Miss Himalaya Pageant 2013 was not conducted due to lack of funds.

Miss Himalaya 2012[edit]

Twenty-three-year-old Rinchen Dolma from Sikkim was crowned the Miss Himalaya 2012 at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in McLeod Ganj on 13 October 2012. Dolma was determined the winner among the five contestants by a panel of three judges.

List of contestants[edit]

Name Age Education Hometown
Kunga Tseten [11] Sikkim, India
Rachna Dhiman [11] Kangra, India
Rinchen Dolma [11] Sikkim, India
Thinley Yangchen [11] Spiti, India

- Full 2012 contestant information


The winner will receive India rupees: 100,000.00; the first runner-up rupees: 50,000.00; and the second runner-up rupees: 25,000.00.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About the Miss Himalaya Pageant". 5 January 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  2. ^ "First Miss Himalaya pageant in October at McLeodganj". Daily Post India. 14 August 2012. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Miss Himalaya Pageant to be held in 2012". 5 January 2012. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Tibetan Culture Remains Strong". Buddhist Art News. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Lobsang Wangyal Productions". Lobsang Wangyal Productions. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Part 4: Tibetan Culture in the 21st Century". Michael Dunham. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Tenzin Yangkyi Crowned Miss Tibet". 6 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Terms and conditions to enter Miss Himalaya Pageant 2017". Miss Himalaya Pageant. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Village lass wins Miss Himalaya Pageant 2014 crown". Tibet Sun . 6 October 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  10. ^ Jyoti Dogra Archived 6 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ a b c d India, Press Trust of (11 October 2012). "After Miss Tibet, now Miss Himalya pageant to be held". Business Standard News. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Terms and conditions to enter Miss Himalaya Pageant 2012". December 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2012.


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