With the decline in Covid – 19 cases, more and more mountaineers are found attracted to the 8,163-metre-tall Mount Manaslu this autumn.
The Department of Tourism has granted permission to 160 climbers of 16 expedition groups to climb Mt Manaslu, according to officials.
Similarly, a group has taken permission till Monday to climb Mt Kanchanjangha (8,586 meters) according to the Department.
A total of Rs 3.146 million has been collected as royalty so far from it. Autumn is considered the best season for climbing mountains. A remarkable number of domestic and foreign mountaineers used to climb mountains in this season.
Domestic and foreign climbers have acquired permission to climb mountains in this season even at the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic. A significant number of tourists including some distinguished foreign guests had scaled the mountains during the COVID-19 pandemic last year too, according to the Department.