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With Onset Of Spring Climbing Season, Nepal Orders Limit On Permits

The summary of the verdict emphasises that the carrying capacity of the mountains "must be honoured," and it is essential to establish a suitable cap on the number of permits issued

A view of Everest from Gokyo Ri Photo: Daniel Prudek/Shutterstock

The spring climbing season for Mt Everest is about to start. As reported by the Everest Chronicle, Nepal has issued climbing permits to 990 climbers from 79 different countries for the ascent of 30 peaks during the current spring season as of May 2. This includes 403 permits specifically for Mount Everest. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to limit the number of permits issued for mountaineering in the country's highest peaks, including Mount Everest.