March 30: The number of people taking permission to climb Mount Everest has increased with the opening of mountain climbing for the spring season of 2023. According to the Department of Tourism, 31 people have taken permission to climb Mount Everest as of Tuesday.
The department has already started issuing climbing permits with the start of the spring season. Although this season is ideal for climbing Mount Everest, mountaineers also take permission to climb other mountains and snow peaks. According to the department, 142 mountaineers have taken permission to climb 10 mountain peaks including Everest in the initial phase of this season.
Most of the aspiring climbers have got permission to scale Mt Annapurna. A total of 54 people have been granted permission to climb Mt Annapurna.
The department has issued permits for climbing Suma-Sarovar North, Annapurna, Everest, Manaslu, Thorong Peak, Barun, Lotse, Nuptse among others. The department has collected revenue of Rs 49.5 million by issuing permits for these peaks so far. According to the department, climbers from Australia, China, Germany, Hungary, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and America have taken permission to climb Mount Everest.