April 25, 2023: A total of 1,009 individuals who are passionate about mountaineering have obtained climbing permits to conquer 23 mountains different mountains in Nepal during the spring season. These adventurers have contributed over Rs 718 million in royalties to Nepal’s Department of Tourism (DoT). Out of these climbers, 779 are males, while 230 are females, all geared up to ascend various mountains across the country this spring.
The DoT has collected a significant portion of the total royalties, specifically over Rs 637 million, through the issuance of permits for Mt Sagarmatha (Everest) alone. As of today, a remarkable 454 permits have been issued for Mt Sagarmatha (8,848.86 meters), followed by 95 permits for Mt Lhotse (8,516 meters), 54 permits for Mt Annapurna 1 (8,091 meters), 74 permits for Mt Amadablam (6,814 meters), 63 permits for Mt Nuptse (7,855 meters), 58 permits for Mt Makalu (8,463 meters), 42 permits for Mt Kanchenjunga (Main) (8,586 meters), 35 permits for Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), 23 permits for Thorong Peak (6,144 meters), 15 permits for Mt Manaslu (8,163 meters), 16 permits for Himlung Himal (7,126 meters), 12 permits for Mt Pumori (7,138 meters), 8 permits for Jarkya Peak (6,473 meters), 7 permits for Khatung Khang (6,848 meters), 6 permits each for Pangri Goldumba (6,620 meters) and Thapa Peak (6,012 meters), 4 permits each for Mt Ganchenpo (6,378 meters) and Kabru (7,318 meters), and 2 permits each for Surma-Sarovar North (6,523 meters), Peak 6 (6,758 meters), and Tengi Ragi Tau (6,938 meters).
Among the total climbers, there are 148 climbers from the United States, 113 from China, 90 from India, 45 from Nepal, 48 from Russia, 47 from Canada, 45 from France, 36 from Japan, 55 from the United Kingdom, 31 from Australia, 17 from Poland, 16 from South Korea, 21 from Germany, 19 from Switzerland, 15 from Mexico, 13 from Spain, 11 each from Austria and Ireland, 14 from Brazil, 10 from Ukraine, 9 each from Singapore and Norway, 8 from Romania, 12 from the Netherlands, 11 from Iran, and 7 from the Czech Republic, among other countries. Nepal Treks, a renowned organization, has been responsible for establishing summit routes on Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse for this season.