Five teams receive expedition permission so far

Photo Courtesy: Nepal Tourism Board

Kathmandu: Department of Tourism (DoT) has issued expedition permit to five teams so far in this Autumn season.
According to the Department of Tourism, 24 members of the two teams have already climbed the mountain. There is a team of Royal Force including the Prince of Bahrain to climb the mountain. The team has already returned home after climbing the Mt Manaslu (8163 m). A Nepali team of six has climbed Mt Barutse.
During this period, another team including the Prince of Qatar has come to climb Mt Amadablam (6814 m). There are six climbing members in this team.
According to the department, two groups have also taken permission to climb Gyalzen Peak (6151 m) and Himlung Himal (7126 m). It has three and five members respectively. The three members’ team is Nepalese team while the team including five members is the team of foreign climbers.
Amid this pandemic that revenue collection of the autumn season has declined. According to the department, a total of Rs 2.36 million royalty has been collected from the five climbing permits issued so far.
The highest amount of Rs 1.96 million was paid by a team of 18 people including the Prince of Bahrain.
After that, the team including Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah of Qatar has paid a total of Rs 282,480 as expedition royalty.