Record Number of Climbing Permits Issued for Diverse Peaks in Nepal

KATHMANDU: As of Sunday, the Department of Tourism (DoT) has granted climbing permits for a total of 42 mountains, accommodating 881 climbers across 114 expedition teams.

Among these adventurers, there are 702 male climbers and 179 female climbers, signifying a diverse participation in mountain expeditions this season. Notably, this year has witnessed a surge in climbing permits issued for mountains other than the iconic Mt. Everest.

Mount Manaslu has garnered particular attention, emerging as the preferred destination with the highest number of climbers. A total of 301 individuals, including 65 women, from 26 different teams have secured permission to embark on their Manaslu expeditions.

Additionally, Mt. Amadablam has drawn the interest of 18 climbers, each representing distinct teams, while Mt. Himalung has been granted access to 111 climbers from 14 different expedition groups. Putha Hiun Chuli, another challenging peak, has secured permits for 33 individuals spread across five teams.

Notably, the Department of Tourism (DoT) has collected a substantial amount of revenue during this season, amassing a total of NPR 57.7 million in royalties. This underlines the growing popularity of Nepal as a premier destination for mountaineers and adventure enthusiasts.

Fiscal Nepal |
Monday October 16, 2023, 10:44:21 AM |

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