As the spring’s climbing season starts, 41 teams of Nepali and foreign climbers have taken off a three-month expedition on Tuesday to reach the world’s highest peak-Mount Everest. Among them, 77 hikers belong to India.
Everest Climber and famous liaison officer Gyanendra Shrestha told from the Everest Base Camp, “This spring’s first ascent on Everest is likely to take place on Tuesday. The rope fixing team of Sherpas have already made their way to the summit and is planning to continue their works above so as to reach the summit tomorrow afternoon”.
This spring, a total of 378 climbers belonging to 41 expedition teams were given permission by the Department of Tourism to climb Mount Everest. Thirteen are Nepalese among them. This year the department has permitted more climbers than last year.
In 2018 spring, a total of 346 mountaineers of 38 expedition teams were permitted to ride the Everest, the highest peak. Spring is the best season to climb Mount Everest as well as other peaks of Nepal.
A total number of 842 climbers belonging to 106 expedition teams have been granted permission to climb different 30 peaks including Everest this spring. Apart from Mount Everest, Amadablam, Saribung, Lhotse, Annapurna, and Nuptse are some important peaks for which the climbers have received permission.