Swift fall in the number of climbers seeking permission to climb mountains in Nepal


23rd Jan, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Jan 23 : Nepal witnessed swift fall in the number of applications seeking permission to climb the mountains in Nepal in comparison to previous year.

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According to the data from the Department of Tourism 3 thousand 3 hundred and 62 people have applied for the permit in 2016 but 4 thousand 1 hundred 2 people applied for the permit in the previous year.

Amongst the 3 Thousand and 3 Hundred applicants in 2016 only 1 thousand 9 hundred 87 people were termed legible to expedite the summits. The figure is half the figure of 2015, 2 thousand 7 hundred 64 people got the permit in 2015 to scale the summit.

Nepal, who bared the crunch of earthquake in the April of 2015 faced the set back with fall of number of tourists visiting Nepal. In 2015 9 Hundred and 65 people took the permission to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak of world but the number of climbers in 2016 is more depressing with only 8 hundred and 69 people expediting the highest peak.

On the other side the 8th highest peak of world and the most expedited one Mount Manasalu got double number of climbers with comparison in data of 2015 and 2016. In 2015 only 245 people took the permission to climb Manasalu but last year 405 people took the permission to expedite the summit with 8,163 meters height.