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Nepal Army removes 11 tonnes of garbage and 5 human remains from the Everest

The Nepal Weekly
June 11, 2024

Nepali Army has removed 11,000 kg of waste from mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse as part of their Mountain Clean-Up campaign-2024, with the slogan “An endeavour to save the Himalayas,” as well as four dead bodies and one human skeleton.

This was disclosed by Nepal Army during a programme organized in Kathmandu on June 5, to mark the World Environment Day.

Addressing the successful closing of the 55 day campaign, Chief of the Army Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma said that, despite the adverse weather and conditions, around 11 tons of garbage, four human corpses, and one skeleton were collected during this campaign.

“Despite the adverse weather and conditions, approximately 11 tons of garbage, four abandoned human bodies, and one skeleton were collected during this campaign.”

On the occasion, Army chief Gen. Sharma honoured members of the mountain cleaning campaign including supporting Sherpa guides for the valuable contribution in collecting the garbage and human remains.