KATHMANDU, Oct. 15: In the homeland of mountains, Nepal there are two seasons for expediting the mountains the spring and the autumn. The spring is more known as the season of climbing Mount Everest.
Climbers move to small mountains in October and November i.e. the autumn season. According to the Tourism Department, 9 teams have been granted permission to scale small mountains of Nepal this year with the number of climbers standing at 708.
There is the estimation that the number of climbers will be increased this year than that of last year. According to General Director of Tourism Department, Dinesh Bhattarai, the order of taking permission will continue till the end of September, it cannot be confirmed that how many parties will climb small mountains.
This season Mt. Manaslu is attracting tourists for climbing. So far, 21 teams have got the permission to climb the mountain. Most of the permitted teams have reached the peak of Manaslu. Last year in this season, there were a total of 163 climbers who climbed small mountains.
The total climbers were 1125. “It does not seem to be like the number of climbers are less than the previous year”, said Bhattarai.
The mountains of the height of 6500 to 8000 meters are called small mountains. Despite of those are called big mountains.
Mt. Everest, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Kanchanjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Choyu, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna are 8 high Himalayas are in Nepal and 20 Himalayas are there of smaller heights.
Climbers climb small mountains as a practice to climb the bigger mountains. Nepalese climbers also practice climbing in their own country’s mountain rather than of other.
So in the autumn, the crowd of domestic and foreign climbers in the mountains below the height of eight thousand meters has been increasing. Some climbers had also stepped in the peak of small mountains in the last spring. In tourism department, one who wants to climb a big mountain in autumn are not recorded yet.
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