March 01, Kathmandu: The Nepal Army is going to collect 35 tons of garbage from four mountains of Nepal including Mount Everest located in Solukhumbu.With the conclusion that the snowfall in the mountains is decreasing and the effects of climate change are increasing, the army is going to launch a mountain cleaning campaign.
According to Army Spokesperson Narayan Silwal, the Safa Himal Abhiyan will be conducted from April 05 to June 05 this year. He said that a clean-up operation will be launched in Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, and Manaslu mountains including Everest this year. A 29-member expert team including doctors and 48 Sherpas will be deployed from the Nepal Army for garbage collection, said spokesperson Silwal.
The army aims to collect 14 tons of garbage from Mount Everest, 10 tons from Kanchanjungha, 6 tons from Lhotse, and 5 tons from Manaslu. Out of this, 13 tons will be collected from the area above the base camp and 22 tons will be garbage around the base camp.