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November 25, 2019

Govt prepares to declare 33 peaks royalty free

Manaslu base camp: File photo
Manaslu base camp: File photo

Kathmandu: The government of Nepal is preparing to declare 33 mountains as royalty-free for the mountaineers in this season.

According to the tourism department Director-General Dandu Raj Ghimire, of the total 414 peaks permitted for climbing, 329 peaks have been climbed, while 84 peaks remain to be climbed. So, the government is planning to declare at least 33 of these peaks to be royalty-free in this season.

The tourism department has recommended these 33 peaks to the government ministry to declare them as royalty-free, said Ghimire.

“We have not been able to ensure the outreach of tourists and climbers to the mountains of the far east and far west of Nepal such as Taplejung, Darchula, and Bhajang where a lot of snow-capped mountains exist,” added Ghimire.

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