August 31, Kathmandu. The first mountaineering in Nepal has been allowed after the lockdown. The cabinet meeting held on Sunday has decided to allow the first ascent with effect from September 15. The government has allowed a team of 15 people, including the Prince of Bahrain, and three British nationals total 18 climbers to climb Mt. Lobuche and Mt. Manaslu in Nepal.
They will come to Nepal by chartered plane. The visiting team has to follow the health standards approved by the Ministry of Health and Population.
The mountaineering activities resumed in July after a hiatus of nearly five months due to COVID-19. The government has opened mountain peaks across the country for climbers.
According to a source at the ministry, the government is preparing a quarantine modality for tourists arriving in Nepal. This will make them mandatory to stay in hotel quarantine for a week and undergo PCR tests before heading to their planned destinations.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Sunday allowed them to come to Nepal on a charter flight after 15 September 2020.