Kathmandu: As the weather condition worsened in the last few days, mountaineers who went for the ascent of Mt. Everest and other peaks have returned.
Mountaineers, who went for the expedition of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and, Mt. Nuptse, are returning for bad weather, according to Nepal Tourism Board.
Earlier, 10 climbers of 2 groups, 13 climbers of 2 groups and 8 climbers of one group had taken permissions to climb Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse respectively. 31 mountaineers including climbing guides were in the base camp.
The climbers who had gone climbing Everest and Lhotse have already returned to Kathmandu while the climbers for Lhotse are preparing to return soon, said tourism board.
Climbers started returning as they realized that climbing would not be possible, said Mira Acharya, director of the Tourism Board’s Mountaineering Branch. According to her, expedition in only one of the 21 mountains allowed for climbing has so far started.
The climb began only last Tuesday in the Manaslu. The climb took place after the rope fixing work completed at 1.45 pm on Tuesday. Pakistani mountaineer made the first ascent of the mountain on the same day after rope fixing with 4 Sherpa Guide.
According to Mira Acharya, over 115 mountaineers have already climbed Mount Manaslu from last Tuesday. According to her, there has been no information about the ascents of other mountains in the department so far.
In this season, 264 climbers- the highest number of climbers- received permissions from the government to climb Manaslu than other Mountains. Likewise, 445 mountaineers from 48 countries have got permissions to climb 21 mountains in Nepal.
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