Nepal opens Everest to climbers

Nepal opens Everest to climbers
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The Himalayan nation is pulling all stops to encourage climbing and trekking in the mountains

Our Team
August 25 , 2015
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Expeditions to the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest in Nepal, had been stopped following the devastating earthquake and the avalanches. Now pulling all stops to encourage people to visit Nepal and restore the country’s economy through tourism, the government has decided to permit climbers to attempt scaling Mt Everest. Nobukazu Kuriki, a Japanese climber, is the first person to receive the permit since the earthquake in April. He plans to climb in September. According to local reports, 13 foreign expeditions have been permitted to climb other mountains in Nepal. Besides, the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) is “building community trails by involving tourism workers, who had become jobless after the earthquake,” informed the organisation’s president, Ramesh Prasad Dhamala, in a recent meeting.

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