Over 300 climbers reach Everest Base Camp for summit push

Published On: April 23, 2023 07:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Kathmandu, April 23 : Officials of the Department of Tourism say that over 300 climbers have reached the Everest Base Camp on Sunday for the summit push as the favorable window opened  for the spring season.

Some of the climbers have already reached as high as Camp I, according to the officials of the mountaineering section under the Department of Tourism.

Many climbers, however, have yet to receive climbing permits from the department.

Section Officer Bigya Koirala says the department has already issued permits for 454 climbers from 41 expedition teams for the Everest summit this season.

Nepal’s tourism entrepreneurs say they are hopeful of encouraging footfall of climbers and trekkers this climbing season as preliminary data have suggested.

Meanwhile, Dawa Sherpa, the executive director of Imagine Nepal, the company responsible for rope-fixing this season, says ropes for climbing have been fixed up to Camp IV now.



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