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 Nepal News: 12/24/01

His Majesty's Government of Nepal declared 103 new mountain peaks in the Himalayan Ranges of Nepal effective March 01, 2002. This new addition of 103 peaks now totals 263 fully open peaks for climbing in Nepal.

The Government says that this decision to open 103 peaks has been made to celebrate the Year of the Mountain 2002 and Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Mt. Everest 2003.  Government also believes that this decision should boast Nepal's image as destination country and highlight the backward areas of Nepal into regular tourism. Government has also announced that effective March 01, 2002 the LO system has been abolished to all the peaks below 6500 meters. By this arrangement LO will be applicable to only 89 Himalayan Peaks in Nepal from now onwards.. 

Source: Bikrum Pandey, a Himalayan Travel Professional December 2001

 

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