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DoT permits 1,329 climbers to scale 52 peaks this winter

Collects Rs 7,669,3012 in revenue


 |  Kathmandu

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A total of 1,329 mountaineers including nationals and foreigners have taken permission for mountain climbing this winter.

Among them, 1,069 climbers are male and 260 are female, informed Rakesh Gurung, the director of the mountaineering section of the Department of Tourism (DoT).

According to Gurung, the highest number of climbers (492) have taken permit to climb Mt Aama Dablam. Mountaineers from 76 countries have taken permit to climb 52 mountains. Similarly, 301 mountaineers have been allowed to scale Manaslu, and 125 have taken permission to climb Himlung.

The highest number of climbers among those receiving permission are from America (130), followed by France (129), Germany (96), China (79), Russia (67), Japan (51) and Switzerland (50).

The government has collected Rs 7,669,3012 in revenue from the mountain climbing permit fee this winter.

Similarly, 22 climbers from six different countries have taken permits for skiing. The highest among those receiving permits to this end are from France. They will ski down the mountain to the base camp, according to the Department.

Spring, autumn, and winter are considered appropriate seasons for mountain climbing.




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