May 09, Kathmandu: Mongolian climber Battogtokh Altangerel along with sherpa guide Pem Lakpa Sherpa summited Mt Makalu today at around 10:15 Am Nepal Time.

Battogtokh Altangerel became the first Mongolian to climb Mt Makalu.

List of summiters:

Lon Patrick Murphy- USA

Battogtokh Altangerel-Mongolia

Kami Sherpa-Nepal

Pem Lakpa Sherpa-Nepal

Mt Makalu is also the fifth highest mountain in the world.

According to the Department of tourism 39 climbers from 4 Different groups are permitted to climb Mt Makalu this year.

Other climbers are also on the way to Summit.

Image source: Alan Ingram