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March 16, 2022

13 tourists head to Dhaulagiri base camp 

Kathmandu: The tourism sector is gradually returning to normalcy after being inflicted with the Covid-19 pandemic for the last two years.

As in other areas, mountaineering is slowly gaining momentum. Recently, Dhaulagiri Himal in Myagdi has become the choice of most climbers.

A team of 13 foreign climbers has left for base camp to climb Dhaulagiri Himal (8167 m) in Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-4 Mudi of Myagdi.

Tourist entrepreneur Indra Singh Sherchan informed that 13 people from different countries have come to Myagdi for trekking through a trekking organization called Imaging Nepal.

“It’s a good sign that so many climbers are coming in at the beginning of the season. Some climbers started coming in the middle of the corona,” Sherchan said.

Although Dhaulagiri Himal is connected to the border of Raghuganga village, the climbers reach the base camp through the surrounding area including Mudil which is considered as a straight road. Even though the mountains can be reached from the neighboring district of Mustang, it is easy to reach the base camp via West Myagdi.

On May 13, 1960, Kurd Dimbakaran, an Australian citizen, had first climbed Dhaulagiri Mountain. Tourists are also excited about the resurgence of climbers in the first and second waves of Corona.

As Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal cross the Kaligandaki Gorge at an altitude of 8,000 meters, this place is also a choice for tourists to climb and observe the bountiful natural beauty.  Climbers have to pay the royalty for the ascent only when they get the ascent permission from the tourism department.

Similarly, Annapurna rural municipality-4 of North Myagdi, located at Narchang, is also the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 meters.

After the death of five Korean climbers and their four Nepali associates who went climbing the 7,193-meter high Gurja Himal in Dhawalagiri municipality-1, there is not much hustle and bustle of tourists and climbers while the climbers do not reach for other peaks in Myagdi.

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