226 mountaineers set off for climbing Mt. Everest
KATHMANDU: The total 45 groups of mountaineers have acquired permission so far to climb various mountains, including the highest peak of the world Sagarmatha (Mount Everest), Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Amadablam this spring season, according to the Department of Tourism.
Of them including mountaineers from home and abroad, 226 of 23 groups have got the permission to climb Sagarmatha, said Director General of the Department Dinesh Bhattarai. They have already set out for the expedition, it added.
The Department has so far deputed 38 liaison officers for mountaineering. The government sends liaison officers with mountaineering expedition teams climbing peaks above 6,500 metres high.
According to Director General Bhattarai, the mountaineers have started going to their destinations one after the other. More teams are expected to come for climbing mountains in this season. RSS