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Two groups obtain permits to climb Manaslu, Nuptse this spring

2021 Mar 15, 19:12, Kathmandu
This undated image shows Mt Nuptse from Lobuche. Photo courtesy: Uwe Gille

The Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has issued expedition permit to two mountaineering groups for climbing Mt Manaslu and Mt Nuptse this spring.

The Department granted permission for climbing Manaslu (8,163m) which is located in Gorkha district and Nuptse (7,864m) in Solukhumbu district.

The permit has been issued for a single climber for Nuptse which sits adjacent to the world’s highest mountain, Sagarmatha (Mt Everest), and the world’s fourth-highest mountain, Mt Lhotse while four climbers will attempt to scale Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world, according to Department’s officer Bhismaraj Bhattarai.

Bhattarai shared that the Department had received many applications for expeditions on other mountains, a majority of them were for Mt Everest and Mt Annapurna.

A view of Mt Manaslu on Apri 16, 2013. Photo courtesy: Shreeram Thapaliya

This undated image shows Mt Nuptse from Lobuche. Photo courtesy: Uwe Gille

The department has received over 50 applications from aspiring climbers from various countries across the world for on-arrival visa to climb different expeditions.

Most of the aspiring climbers have applied through their respective expedition companies which will manage their expeditions, said Bhattarai.


Department of Tourism Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation Expedition permit Moountaineering groups Mt Manasllu Mt Nuptse
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