63 mountaineers receive permits to climb Mt Everest

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 expedition teams took the permits till Monday.

Section Officer of the Department, Chun Bahadur Tamang, said 48 persons including 42 women have got their permits to climb different mountains including Mt Everest. So far, Rs 105.59 million in royalty has been collected by issuing permits.

Issuing a press statement, the Department said three expedition teams received the permits to climb Mt Amadablam and Mt Annapurna followed by Mt Everest. Last year 478 persons received permits to climb Mt Everest.

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