Kathmandu: The Nepalese government has authorized 740 climbers, including 155 women, from 70 countries to climb Nepal’s mountains, with the largest number of applicants coming from the United States.
The Department of Tourism said the second highest number of climbers came from the UK, followed by 55 from India.
He said 585 men and 155 women from six continents across the world have been granted permission to climb Nepalese peaks including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world at 8,848 meters.
He said 25 climbers from Russia and one from Ukraine have also been granted permission to climb the mountains.
The highest number of climbers to obtain permits are from the United States with a total of 117 climbers, including 94 men and 23 women, the tourism ministry said.
Similarly, 17 people from Nepal’s northern neighbor, China, will attempt to reach the mountain peaks of Nepal.
The government collected over Rs 395 million in royalties from mountaineers who were allowed to climb 21 peaks including Mount Everest.
Other peaks open to climbers are Amadablam, Annapurna I and IV, Baruntse, Bhemdang Ri, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Himlung, Kanchenjunga, Khangchung, Lhotse, Makalu, Manaslu, Mukot, Norbu Khang, Nuptse. Phu Kang, Pokhar Kang, Saula, Thapa Peak and Urknmang.
Spring season is considered the best season to climb Mount Everest. A total of 262 people from 32 teams applied to climb the highest peak in the world.
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