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Highest number of permits issued for Everest

The Department of Tourism has issued the highest number of permits for mountaineering expeditions to, the world’s highest mountain, this season.

Nepal government has issued permits to 365 members of 39 different expedition groups until Tuesday.

April and May are the great times, weather condition is often at its best for the expedition, more and more climbers are arriving Nepal to obtain the permit to scale High Mountain, according to Information Officer Durga Dutta Dhakal.

The tourism department has shared that was the highest number of the climbing permit issued for the Everest Expedition since the first successful ascent of the Everest in 1953. He said a total of 289 climbers from 34 groups had obtained the permit in the same season last year. It estimates that the number of climbers could surpass 365 as the permit could be obtained until the last of April.


Until the now 294 members from 31 groups have already set on the journey towards to Everest Base Camp for to summit Everest after receiving another permit from the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) in Namche Bazaar.

While most of the travelers tend to tread the traditional route Jiri – Salleri – Everest base camp – chosen by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary to achieve the goal. Due to fit acclimation and for others hurdles.

With an increase in a number
of climbers from the world, the world’s highest peak is likely to witness jam. To ease the congestion, and to keep the nature balance the Nepal Mountaineering Association President Ang Tshering Sherpa assures that Association is working towards effective crowd management on Mount Everest.

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