Ministry of Tourism issues 876 climbing permits and collects over Rs 448.09 million in fees – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper
KATHMANDU, APRIL 25
The Department of Tourism (DoT) issued 876 climbing permits for this spring climbing season, an increase of 153 permits from the corresponding climbing season last year.
A total of 685 male and 191 female climbers received permits to climb various mountains and peaks across the country. Of the total number of permits issued, the highest number of permits (302) was issued for Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters).
No less than 230 male climbers and 72 female climbers are vying to climb the world’s highest peak this spring.
The DoT has issued climbing permits to a total of 108 teams to climb 25 mountains and peaks across the country this spring climbing season starting Sunday. The department has collected over Rs 448.09 million in fees from the issuance of rock climbing permits. Among them, Rs 378.06 million was collected solely through the issuance of permits for Mount Everest.
Similarly, a total of 103 permits for 11 teams were issued to climb Mount Lhotse (8,516 meters). Similarly, 97 permits were issued for Mount Amadablam (6,814 meters), 68 permits for Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters), 57 permits for Mount Nuptse (7,855 meters) and 39 permits for Mount Makalu (8 463 meters).
Similarly, a number of permits have been issued for other mountains and peaks, including Mount Annapurna 1 (8,091 meters), Mount Annapurna 4 (7,525 meters), Mount Baruntse (7,129 meters), Mount Bemdang Ri (6,150 meters), Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters). ), Mt Gangapurna (7,455 meters), Mt Himlung (7,126 meters), Mt Kangchung/UIAA Peak (6,063 meters), Mt Manaslu (8,163 meters), Mt Mukot (6,087 meters), Mt Norbu Khang (6 005 meters), Mt Phu Kang (6,694 meters), Mt Pokhar Khang (6,348 meters), Mt Putha Hiunchuli (7,246 meters), Mt Ratna Chuli (7,128 meters), Mt Saribung (6,234 meters), Mt Saula (6,235 meters), Mt Thapa Peak (6,012 meters) and Mount Urknmang (6,150 meters).
According to the DoT, the largest number of climbers this spring climbing season are from the United States. No less than 132 climbers have arrived from the United States so far. Among them, 105 are men while 27 are women.
Similarly, 105 climbers come from the United Kingdom, 58 from India, 47 from France, 34 from Canada, 29 from Australia, 25 from Spain, 24 from Germany and 22 from China, among others, for the purpose of ‘mountaineering.
Additionally, 28 Russian climbers received permits to climb the country’s mountains this spring.
Last spring, the DoT collected more than 530.67 million rupees by issuing permits to just 16 mountains and peaks. Of the total amount, Rs 477.77 million had been collected through the issuance of permits to Mount Everest alone.
As many as 394 people had obtained permits to climb the tallest mountain at the time. Among them, 303 were men, while 90 were female climbers.
Nepal has attracted climbers from 72 different countries to scale its peaks and mountains for this spring climbing season. Meanwhile, a total of 62 Nepalese climbers have also received permits for mountaineering purposes this year.
A version of this article appears in the April 26, 2022 printing of The Himalayan Times.