Validity of permits to scale Everest extended for five years

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKATHMANDU: The government today agreed to honour the permits issued to scale Mt Everest this season for up to five years.

A high-level joint team led by Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhim Acharya announced at a meeting with the agitating mountaineering support staff and guides at the Everest Base Camp that the permits issued to mountaineers this season would be valid for five years.

“We have appealed to the sirdars, climbers and guides, among other stakeholders, to continue climbing, expressing commitment to address their demands,” Joint Secretary of MoTCA Madhu Sudhan Burlakoti said. Continue reading