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March 15, 2021

Two groups permitted to climb Mt Manaslu, Mt Nuptse

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

Kathmandu: The Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has issued expedition permit to two mountaineering groups attempting Mt Manaslu and Mt Nuptse this spring.

The Department granted permission for climbing Manaslu (8,163m) which lies in Gorkha district and Nuptse (7,864m) that is situated in Solukhumbu district.

Permit is issued for a single climber for Nuptse which sits adjacent to the world’s highest mountain, Sagarmatha (Mt Everest), and the world’s fourth highest mountain Mt Lhotse while four climbers will be attempting to scale Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world, according to Department’s officer Bhismaraj Bhattarai.

Bhattarai shared that the Department had received many applications for expeditions on other mountains, a majority of them were for Sagarmatha and Mt Annapurna.

The department has received over 50 applications from aspiring climbers from various countries across the world for on-arrival visa to climb different expeditions. Most of the aspiring climbers have applied through their respective expedition companies which will manage their expeditions, said Bhattarai (RSS).

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