Kathmandu: The government is going to open new mountains for mountain climbing. In order to increase the tourist activity, more mountain climbing from 5,800 meters to 8,000 meters is going to be opened.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation announced the action plan for revitalizing the tourism sector of Nepal.
The government plans to open more new mountains for climbing within the next 6 months. The Nepal Mountaineering Association has suggested that new trekking peaks should also be opened to increase tourists.
Nima Niru Sherpa, president of the association, told that the ministry has suggested opening at least 173 trekking peaks for the tourists.
After the opening of the new peak, tourists will be able to climb the mountain through a new destination. Nowadays, mountains like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and surrounding areas are popular.
He says that after the opening of the new peak, other mountains and trekkings will also be promoted. Along with that, climbers, workers, businessmen, and the government who are associated with tourism will benefit, he said.
The government has currently opened 414 mountains for climbing. The tourism department and association issue climbing permits for individual mountains.
The government has entrusted the association with the management of 27 mountains. It also includes mountains with a height of less than 6,500. The remaining 387 mountains are managed and granted permission by the department.
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