Mt. Kanchenjunga collects 8.2 millions in mountaineering royalties

21st Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

TAPLEJUNG, Jun 21: Mt. Kanchenjunga has collected Rs. 8 million and 226 thousand in royalties this year. Officials say that this is the highest collection ever from mountaineers climbing Kanchenjunga.

Chief of the Mountaineering Branch of Tourism Department, Rameshwor Niraula, said that there were 44 mountaineers climbing Mt. Kanchenjunga this year, including the Nepali Sherpa guides who accompanied the foreign mountaineers. The fees to summit the mountain is $1800 per person (NRS 180 thousand), and an additional Rs. 2000 owed to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council.

Niraula said that a total of Rs. 407 million has been collected in mountaineering fees from all the mountains in the country, of which Rs. 361.4 million was collected from Mt. Everest alone. Despite being the third highest peak in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga is climbed by relatively few mountaineers each year due to the lack of necessary facilities for tourists.