160 climbers receive permits to climb Mt Manaslu

Published On: September 7, 2021 05:01 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Mountaineers are found attracted to scale the 8,163-metre-tall Mount Manaslu this autumn. The Department of Tourism has granted permission to 160 climbers of 16 expedition teams to climb Mt Manaslu. 

Similarly, an expedition team has taken permission as of Monday to climb Mt Kanchanjangha, according to the DoT. It is 8,586 meters tall. 

A total of Rs 3.146 million has been collected as royalty so far from the climbing permits. Autumn is considered the best season for climbing mountains. A remarkable number of domestic and foreign mountaineers used to climb mountains in this season. 

Domestic and foreign climbers have acquired permission to climb mountains in this season even in the risk of COVID-19 pandemic. 

A significant number of tourists including some distinguished foreign climbers had summitted the mountains during the COVID-19 pandemic last year too, according to the DoT.

(With inputs from RSS)

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