KATHMANDU, March 11: The Department of Tourism has asked expedition operators to submit medical report of climbers disclosing state of their health while applying for expedition approval letter.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: A high-level committee formed to review the rules and policies on mountaineering has suggested to the government to bar inexperienced climbers from taking on Mt. Everest.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has recovered the bodies of two climbers and brought them down to Pokhara. The bodies were found between the south of Mt Annapurna I and Mt Himchuli, at an altitude of 5,500 meters.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Altogether 61 Indian climbers successfully scaled Mt Everest this spring season as the country topped the list of Everest summiteers this year. China was hot on the heels of India for successfully climbing the world’s highest peak.

KATHMANDU, June 14: A total of 659 people including Sherpa guides successfully climbed Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 2019's spring. According to the data given by the Department of Tourism (DoT), of the number scaling the peak, 378 were guides.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Amid concerns from various quarters that weak laws and poor monitoring by the authorities have made mountaineering unsafe, the government recently formed a five-member panel to identify the problems in mountaineering and recommend measures.

PITHORAGARH, June 5: Indian authorities will likely take around ten days to recover the bodies of five missing climbers believed to have been killed in an avalanche high in the Himalayas, government and police officials said.

600 atop Everest this season

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KATHMANDU, May 25: As many as 600 individuals have climbed Mount Everest as of Friday even as the weather window for this season is closing.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Four dead bodies of climbers that had emerged from under the Everest ice have been removed from the mountain on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Thirteen climbers have died or are presumed dead while climbing various mountains in Nepal after this year's spring window opened, according to the details provided by expedition agencies and government's mountaineering agency.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Veteran mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa has broken his own world record for the most number of Everest summit climbs in a week.

POKHARA, Oct 31: A team of six foreigners and three Nepali climbers has become the first to stand on the summit of Mount Ghustung (6465m) in Myagdi district.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Among tough resolutions of those enjoying adventurous life, climbing Mount Everest and setting a record may be one.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday.

SOLUKHUMBU, May 21: Out of the 346 climbers of 38 expedition teams who obtained permit to scale Mt Everest this season, 200 have successfully climbed the world's highest peak so far, according to officials. Meanwhile, AFP reported that a Macedonian climber died above camp 3 while making a final push for the summit.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Mountaineers on Tuesday could not get to the top of Mt. Everest due to bad weather. Over 100 mountain climbers were making preparations to scale the Third Pol

KATHMANDU, May 14: A total of 40 climbers have scaled Mt Everest or Sagarmatha on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The government has permitted 95 expedition teams to attempt 26 mountain peaks above 6,000 meters across the country.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 18: The completion of repair and maintenance work of trails up to Camp 2 of Mount Everest has opened the way for climbers to scale the world's highest peak this season.

KATHMANDU, April 3: With the onset of spring season, the most favourable season for mountain climbing in Nepal, mountaineers have started flocking to the mountains including Sagarmatha, the world's highest peak.

SOLUKHUMBU, March 30: With the mountaineering season approaching, Nepali and foreign climbers have started moving upward from Namche toward the Everest Base Camp, which lies at an altitude of 5,364 meters. So far, four groups have obtained permits for climbing Mt Everest, the highest peak of the world.

SOLUKHUMBU, June 2: This year's spring climbing season has ended with the total 500 climbers having made it to the top of Mt. Everest. The expedition that started from May 15 lasted about 15 days and 500 mountaineers scaled the tallest peak of 8,848 meters, according to the Department of Tourism.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 15: A surging number of mountaineering expedition teams at Mt Everest is posing a risk of a 'traffic jam' at one of the world's most treacherous climbing routes.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 20:  Some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest during the upcoming spring climbing season will be strapped with a GPS device to locate them in case they are in trouble and to prevent false claims of reaching the summit, officials said Monday.