Adventure Tourism

Nepal opens 104 new Himalayas peaks to climbers


Nepal has opened 104 new, unconquered peaks to mountaineers, in an attempt to boost tourism after a deadly avalanche effectively ended this year’s lucrative Mount Everest climbing season, the government said on Thursday.
Climbers can now scale a total of 414 peaks in the Himalayan nation, including two named after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first men to successfully summit the world’s tallest mountain in 1953, the tourism ministry said.

The newly opened peaks have not been tackled before, officials said, meaning climbers have the chance to be the first to summit them.

Full report here Times of India 


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