Saturday, May 29, 2021/Kathmandu-
Nepal has extended the mountaineering season to climb Everest to June 3, as many wait for weather to improve for their expedition.
Nepal Tourism Board, decided on Friday to extend the climbing season considering situation of scores waiting at basecamp for their turn.
Generally, the season ends by the end of May but cyclones in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal had interrupted many from continuing their climb.
” It’s a very positive news and this work of DoT is commendable. And this initiative will also give a positive message nationally and internationally,” said Kul Bahadur Gurung, General Secretary of NMA.
“Private sector has also appreciated,” Gurung added.
The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee prepares the climbing route through the Khumbu icefall.
This year Nepal issued a record 408 climbing permits. Around 350 climbers have reached the summit so far.
With this the spring season of 2021 will come to an end.