Kathmandu: In the last spring season, a total of 967 climbers summited 14 mountain peaks, while16 died during the ascent and an estimated 44.8 million rupees were collected as revenue, according to the latest reports received from the department of tourism.
Of the total 967 successful summiteers, 644 summited Everest and those mountaineers climbing 14 mountain peaks included 105 female and 863 male climbers.
Of the total peak permission given to 115 teams, 78 expedition teams were successful in their mission, according to Mira Acharya, the Director of the Department of Tourism.
The 14 peaks successfully summited included Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Amadablam, Annapurna, Chopabamare, Gyalzen, and Pumori.
Nepal government so far has opened and permitted 415 mountains and 1300 more peaks remain to be permitted for climbing.
Deaths of 16 Mountaineers
Those who died while climbing peaks included 8 deaths during Everest ascent, 4 during the Makalu peak expedition, 3 during the Kanchenjunga summit, and one during Lhotse climbing.
The Department gave the permits to 626 climbers of 71 mountaineering expedition teams as o…