Kathmandu: The government has waived the royalty amount of Mt Everest climbing and provided additional financial assistance of Rs one million.
As per the decision of the cabinet meeting, KC, a resident of Baglung Jamini Municipality-4, has been given royalty exemption and financial assistance.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, a meeting of the Council of Ministers on March 30, 2022, decided to provide additional financial assistance of Rs 1 million by deducting the amount due to KC.
The Ministry of Tourism has stated that royalty exemption and financial assistance have been provided as per the same decision. Minister for Tourism Prem Bahadur Ale bade farewell to KC, who was about to embark on the Everest expedition, at the Ministry today.
KC has already obtained permission to climb Mt. Everest with the aim of setting a record. KC said that he was trying to climb the highest peak as the first blind person in Nepal and the second blind person in the world by giving up the relief school for the blind.
He has already successfully climbed the 6,186-meter Iceland Peak, the 6,654-meter Mera peak, and the 6,119-meter Lobuche Peak in Solukhumbu and became the first blind climber in Nepal.
If he succeeds in climbing Mt. Everest, he will become the first blind climber in Nepal, the fourth in the world, and the second in Asia.
KC had to return from climbing 8,000 meters in 2017 due to a lack of oxygen during the ascent of Everest. KC embarked on the ascent in the name of ‘Blind Immortal KC Everest Expedition campaign 2022.
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