May 21, 2024

Mt Baruntse cleaning campaign completed, Mt Everest and Lhotse cleaning continues

Mt Baruntse cleaning campaign completed, Mt Everest and Lhotse cleaning continues

KATHMANDU, May 21:The Nepali Army has declared the completion of the Mt Baruntse Cleanup Campaign as part of the Clean Mountain Campaign 2023.

A team of eight Nepali army personnel and Sherpa guides under the leadership of Major Samir Bahadur Basnet collected over 3,050 kg of bio-degradable garbage from the base camp of Barunche. The waste was handed over to the Mahakulung Rural Municipality.

Likewise, 15,470 kilograms of non-degradable waste collected by the team was brought to Kathmandu and handed over to a waste management company.

The Nepali Army’s Directorate of Public Relations and Information has said that the cleaning of Mount Everest and Lhotse is still underway. The campaign will end on World Environment Day on coming June 5.

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