Adventure Tourism

Nepal assures support to foreign climbers

KATHMANDU

Nepal today said expeditions to Mount Everest have not been halted despite the worst disaster that killed 16 Sherpas and assured foreign climbers that it will provide all support if they plan mountaineering on the world’s highest peak.

“We encourage the foreign climbers to resume their climbing, and we are ready to provide all necessary support,” Tourism Minister Bhim Prasad Achayra said at a condolence meeting held here to mourn the death of 16 Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche on April 18.

Achayra said that climbing has not been halted for this spring despite half of the Sherpa guides leaving the base camp following the disaster.

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