Department of Tourism Generates Revenue of NRs. 76.57 Crore through Expedition Permits for Nepal’s Majestic Peaks

The Department of Tourism (DoT) in Nepal has achieved a significant milestone by generating royalty of NRs. 66.64 crores through the issuance of expedition permits for Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. As of May 14, 2023, during the ongoing Spring expedition season, a total of 478 expedition permits have been issued for Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest). This translates to 47 teams, consisting of 376 male climbers and 102 female climbers, who have obtained permits to ascend the majestic peak, towering at an elevation of 8,848.86 meters.

Similarly, for Mt. Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain globally with an elevation of 8,516 meters, the DoT has issued 156 individual expedition permits. Among them, 17 teams comprising of 116 male climbers and 40 female climbers have been granted the permits to scale this challenging peak. Through the issuance of scaling permits for Mt. Lhotse, the Department has collected a revenue of NRs. 3.53 crores.

Additionally, eight teams consisting of 79 individuals, including 62 males and 17 females, will endeavor to conquer Ama Dablam, a mountain standing at 6,814 meters. The DoT has collected a royalty of NRs. 41.39 lakhs through the issuance of expedition permits for Ama Dablam.

For Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain globally, standing tall at 8,901 meters, a total of five teams have obtained permits to attempt the summit. These teams comprise 38 male climbers and 16 female climbers. As of May 14, 2023, the revenue accumulated from the permits for Annapurna I amounts to NRs. 1.04 crores.

As of the same date, May 14, 2023, the Department of Tourism has issued a total of 1,176 expedition permits for 28 different peaks in Nepal. This diverse range of permits has contributed to a significant revenue of NRs. 76.57 crore for the Department.

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