KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Famed mountaineer Nirmal Purja Magar took around US$ 9,000 from a Kuwaiti expedition to acquire permission from the government to unfurl a giant Kuwaiti flag from atop Mt Ama Dablam and for filming, it is learnt.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Record holder Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja Magar could face action after a team of Kuwaiti mountaineers assisted by Purja unfurled a giant Kuwaiti national flag from the summit of Mt Ama Dablam (6812m) on November 12.