This number is higher than in the spring of 2019. In the spring of that year, 41 groups of climbers had taken permission to climb Mt. Everest.
The permit issued by the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation so far has a maximum of 42 climbers for Mt. Everest.
This number is expected to increase as climbers arrive in a few days. According to the department, 723 climbers from 82 climber groups, including 42, have taken permission to climb Mt. Everest. After Mt. Everest, there are 13 groups of climbers to climb Lhotse. Five groups of climber have been allowed to climb Dhaulagiri and eight in Annapurna Himal.
The department understands that the arrival of more than 700 foreigners for mountaineering in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic has sent a positive message around the world that the country’s mountain tourism is safe.
(Source : Online Khabar)