Ten teams receive expedition permit for winter season

File Photo Photo Courtesy: Nepal Tourism Board

Kathmandu: The tourism sector is on the rise after the corona virus epidemic. Signs of recovery have started to be seen in mountaineering sector.

According to the Department of Tourism, 45 people from 10 climbing teams have taken permission to climb the mountain during the winter season till Tuesday. Among the total climbers, seven are women.

Generally, in the winter season, people prepare to climb Mt. Everest by climbing small and low mountains. According to the department, no team seemed interested in climbing Mt. Everest for the winter season.

According to the department, the two teams have taken permission to climb Manaslu above 8,000 meters this year. Fourteen members of the two expeditions have taken permission for Manaslu.

Three members of a team have taken permission to climb Luza Peak (5726 m). The government has collected Rs 896,005 in royalties from the permits issued this season.