63 mountaineers receive permits to climb Mt Everest for spring season this year

KATHMANDU, APRIL 2: As many as 63 mountaineers received permits to climb Mt Everest, the world’s tallest peak, for this year’s spring season. According to the Department of Tourism, 13 women and 50 men from five different expedition teams have so far taken the permits.

Section Officer of the Department, Chun Bahadur Tamang, said altogether 148 persons including 42 women have got their permits to climb different mountains including Mt Everest. By issuing permits, a total of 105.59 million rupees in royalty has been collected so far.

Issuing a press statement yesterday, the Department said equal three expedition teams received the permits to climb Mt Amadablam and Mt Annapurna followed by Mt Everest. The Department has stated that 478 persons received permits to climb Mt Everest last year.