Jun 25, 2024

512 climbers receive permits to scale 19 mountains

512  climbers receive permits to scale 19  mountains

KATHMANDU, April 13:The Department of Tourism (DoT) has issued 512  permits to scale 19 peaks, accumulating a total of over Rs 344.399  million in royalties.

According to data published on Wednesday by the Department of Tourism, 512 climbers applied permission to climb 19 different mountains between March 1 and April 10. 

So far, 209 climbers from 18 groups have applied for permission to summit Everest. The government has received 29.75 million rupees in royalties as a result of their permission.

Climbing to Everest costs $11,000 for a group and $10,000 for an individual royalty charge. 

According to the department , 209 climbers from 40 nations have gained permits to climb Mount Everest thus far. According to the department's statistics, 39 women and 170 men have been granted permission to climb Mount Everest.

According to the department, 44 Americans, 22 Chinese, 18 Japanese, and 16 Russians were granted permission to climb Mount Everest. From other countries, 1 to 13 persons have been granted permission to climb.

According to the data of the tourism department, 66 climbers from 6 teams have taken permission to climb Amadablam.

Permission was granted for climbers to ascend Mt. Everest, Annapurna I, Himlung Himal, Jugal III, Ama Dablam, Putha Hiunchuli, Khangri Shar, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Tengkangpoche, Tenkoma, Makalu, Lotse, Jugal I, Jugal V, Jugal II, Pumori, Lingtren, and Thorang Peak, according to departmental data.

According to the records, there are 14 highest mountains in the world that are more than 8,000 meters tall, with Nepal home to eight of these soaring peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest.

The eight highest mountains in Nepal are Everest (8,848.86m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m), and Annapurna I (8,091m).