KATHMANDU, 5 MAY
The Department of Tourism (DoT) has raised over Rs. 470.92 million through the issuance of 918 climbing permits this spring climbing season, a decrease of over Rs. 60 million compared to last year’s spring climbing season when the department raised over Rs. 530.67 million Rupees collected from the exhibition had permits for only 16 mountains and peaks.
Of the total royalties collected this spring season, Rs. 395.50 million was collected from the issuance of permits to climb Mt. Everest alone. 316 permits were issued for Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters) alone. Of these, 243 are male and 73 are female climbers.
According to the DoT, a total of 918 people have been granted permits to climb various mountains and peaks across the country, an increase of 195 people compared to the spring 2021 climbing season.
A total of 113 teams, consisting of 718 male and 200 female climbers, have been approved to climb 26 mountains and peaks across the country this spring climbing season to date.
A total of 127 permits were issued for 13 teams to climb Mt Lhotse (8,516 meters).
Likewise, 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).
Likewise, a number of permits have been granted for other mountains and peaks, including Mt. Annapurna 1 (8,091 meters), Mt. Annapurna 4 (7,525 meters), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 meters), Mt. Bemdang Ri (6,150 meters), Mt .Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters). , Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Himlung (7,126 m), Mt. Kangchung/ UIAA Peak (6,063 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Mukot (6,087 m), Mt. Norbu Khang (6,005 m), 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 DoT, most climbers this spring climbing season are from the United States of America. So far, 136 climbers have arrived from the US. Likewise, 107 climbers are from the UK, 60 from India, 60 from France, 34 from Canada, 29 from Australia, 28 from Spain, 27 from Germany and 23 from China. In addition, 28 climbers from Russia have received permits to scale the country’s mountains this spring.
Nepal has attracted climbers from 73 different countries to scale its peaks and mountains for this spring climbing season.
In the meantime, a total of 64 Nepalese climbers have also obtained permits for mountaineering purposes this year.
A version of this article will appear in the May 6, 2022 issue of The Himalayan Times.