Kathmandu: The first spring season 2021 climbing permit has been issued to an expedition team to climb Mt Nuptse which is 7,864 meters high above sea level.
The Department of Tourism (DoT) officials said the climbing permit has been issued to a team of four climbers on Tuesday and the team is expected to ascend Mt Nuptse in few weeks.
The DoT also has collected Rs 279,240 as royalty from the permits given to the climbers. It is customary for foreign mountaineers to pay US dollar 600 per person to climb any mountains ranging from 7,501 meters to 7,999 meters in the spring season.
Nepali mountaineers are charged Rs 8,000 as royalty to climb mountains with the same heights. Nepal government has opened as many as 414 mountain peaks for mountaineering of which 75 peaks remain unclimbed so far.
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