KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The government has collected Rs 65.9 million in royalty so far with the opening of mountain climbing for the autumn season of this year. The government collected the revenue from a total of 31 mountain climbing permits.

GORKHA, Sept 28: American ski-mountaineer Hilaree Nelson, who had gone missing while skiing on Mt Manaslu, has been found dead. The body of Hilaree, who was missing since Monday while climbing Mt Manaslu, was found on Wednesday, District Police Office, Gorkha said.

Mountaineer Purnima Shrestha has started her ascent to Mount Manaslu without an oxygen cylinder. Shrestha, who started to scale Mt Manaslu on September 5, told Republica that she will return by the end of September.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has started issuing climbing permits for the autumn season this year. Officials at DoT said that the department has started issuing permits for the autumn season starting Tuesday.