Kathmandu: With the advent of autumn season for climbing mountains, and 414 peaks already opened for mountaineering, Nepal government permitted over 230 mountaineers to climb 11 peaks including Sagarmatha (Mt Everest), Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Manshail and Lhotse among others.
According to Director General Dandu Raj Ghimire of the Department of Tourism, climbers of 44 countries were permitted to climb these peaks this autumn season.
Ghimire further disclosed that around 200 climbers of 18 teams are attempting Manaslu (8136m). Likewise, two teams with 13 climbers are attempting Lhotse (8516m).
Similarly, 15 members are attempting Dhaulagiri (8167 m), while Manshaili (6103m), Makalu (8463 m) are also being attempted by the team of climbers.
The Department has collected Rs 20.04 million from climbers attempting Manaslu only followed by the collection of Rs 1.55 million from climbers of Lhotse, Rs 42,900 from climbers of Manshaili, etc.
The increased mountaineers in this season are expected to boost up national economy and visit the year 2020 campaign as well.
International climbers wishing to climb peaks up to 6500 meters during autumn are to pay USD 125 per person, while the cost is USD 900 per person for climbing peaks above 8000 meters. For Nepalese Rs 2000 per person per climb is required up to peaks of 6500 meters while Rs 5000 is to be paid for peaks above 8000 meters, barring Sagarmatha.
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