June 18, Kathmandu: Nepal is preparing to relocate the base camp as the humanitarian activities at the Everest base camp is increasing with climate change.
The government officials said that they are preparing to relocate the base camp saying that the entire tourist area has been trapped due to the problems seen in the mountainous region.
Preparations are underway to relocate the Everest base camp.Increasing human activity with climate change has led to avalanches, glacier eruptions, and erosion of mountain biodiversity.
According to Surya Prasad Upadhyaya, director of the tourism department, the government has focused on the preliminary study on the possibility of relocating the base camp and security challenges.The Khumbu Area Coordinating Committee has suggested the Department of Tourism to relocate the base camp after on-site study and observation.
The committee is preparing to submit a report on how many meters below the base camp will be shifted within the next two weeks.On the basis of the same report, all parties concerned will be consulted to set up a new base camp in a place where there is no snowfall all the year round.
According to the department, more than 600 people have climbed the mountain in the spring of this year.Dozens of helicopters have been flying in the base camp daily during the climbing season.
According to Khemlal Gautam, a liaison officer deployed in Khumbu for the facilitation of climbing, the concept of a safe base camp has been put forward to keep the mountain tourism safe and to preserve the attractions seen in the climbing area.
He has experienced that the use of large quantities of kerosene and gas for cooking and heating in the base camp has affected the snow of the glacier.