June 23, Kathmandu: Sixteen students of Nepal Mountain Academy affiliated with Tribhuvan University have climbed the 6,039 m Chulu Himal in Manang.

The first batch of Masters of Adventure Tourism Studies (MATS) students, climbed Chulu Himalon on the 21st of June as part of the curriculum-based on-site study and practice.

According to Uttam Babu Bhattarai, director of the academy, a 23-member expedition team including 16 students was led by IFMGA guides Tshering Jangbu Sherpa and Ashish Gurung, while academic supervisor Behrouz Moghadashi accompanied the team the trainers taught them the art of mountaineering, the use of materials, information on snow, methods of rope fixing, and risk of avalanches.

According to the Mountain Academy, it is possible to climb mountains even during the monsoon in Manang and Mustang districts where there is less rain.