KATHMANDU: The government has extended the spring mountaineering season until June 3 in order to allow more people to climb Mount Everest.
Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea have recently hindered climbing efforts.
According to the Department of Tourism, they have also decided to enable the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, which has been tasked with preparing the climbing route through the Khumbu icefall up to Camp 2, to extend the spring climbing season’s closing date.
This season, Nepal has issued 408 climbing licenses. So far, 350 people have climbed to the summit.