KATHMANDU, Sept 11: As the autumn season approaches, the allure of scaling mountains has drawn climbers from across the globe. A total of 284 individuals, organized into 28 teams, have secured permission to undertake mountain expeditions this autumn season.

BENI, September 24: Mobility of tourists and climbers at the Base Camp of Mt Dhaulagiri is gradually increasing after the government resumed issuing climbing permits that was halted over fears of COVID-19 since August.