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November 19, 2019

1,200 climbers get permission to climb 53 mountains in Nepal 

Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp. File photo

Kathmandu: At least 1,200 mountaineers of 164 groups of 59 countries have been permitted to climb 53 various mountains in Nepal this autumn season according to the RSS report.

The climbers have obtained permission from the Department of Tourism to climb 53 mountains including Mt Everest, Makalu, Manaslu, Ama Dablam, and Annapurna.

Annapurna II
Annapurna II. File photo

Most of the climbers have started their journey towards the destination. Although 10 climbers of two groups had taken permission to climb Mt Everest in this season, they became unsuccessful, according to the Department.

The Department has not received the factual details about the number of climbers reaching their destinations so far, said the Department.

Manaslu. File photo

Director of the Department, Mira Acharya said that there is enthusiastic participation of mountaineers climbing different mountains in this autumn season. Acharya further said that the number of climbers could be increased as the autumn season lasts till November.

Ama Dablam. File Photo

Mountaineers of 59 countries have acquired permission to climb different mountains in this season. According to the Mountaineering Section of the Department, the highest 301 climbers have obtained permission to climb Ama Dablam mountain, and 264 climbers to climb Mt Manaslu.

Makalu. File Photo

The Department has so far collected Rs 63.17 million revenue from mountain climbing in this season.

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