KATHMANDU, September 7: Mountaineers are found attracted to climb the 8,163-metre-tall Mount Manaslu in this autumn.
The Department of Tourism has granted permission to 160 climbers of 16 expedition groups to climb the Mt Manaslu.
Similarly, a group has taken permission till Monday to climb Mt Kanchanjangha, according to the Department. It is 8,586 meters tall.
A total of Rs 3.146 million has been collected as royalty so far from it. Autumn is considered the best season for climbing mountains. A remarkable number of domestic and foreign mountaineers used to climb mountains in this season.
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Domestic and foreign climbers have acquired permission to climb mountains in this season even in the risk of COVID-19 pandemic.
A significant number of tourists including some distinguished foreign guests had climbed the mountains during the COVID-19 pandemic last year too, according to the Department.