109 expedition teams granted climbing permits for spring season

Published On: April 27, 2022 03:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 27: A total of 109 teams have so far acquired mountaineering expedition permits for this spring season. 

According to the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, the expedition teams have already started leaving for the climb attempts of 25 peaks and mountains. The teams comprise 876 aspiring climbers from home and aboard. 

As per the  expedition permits issued by the Mountaineering Section,  302 people of 38 teams have the permits to climb the world's highest peak Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) measuring 8848.86 meters this spring season. Likewise, 97 of nine teams have been allowed to climb Mt Ama Dablam (6,814 meters).

Similarly, four teams each will be attempting to scale Annapurna (8,011 meters) , Nuptse (7,861 meters), Makalu (8,463) while two teams will be climbing Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters).   One team has the permit to climb Lhotse (8,516 meters).

Likewise, four teams each have so far been allowed to scale the Himlung Peak and the Thapa or Dhambus Peak.

The department has so far collected Rs 448.94 million in royalty from the mountaineering permits.


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