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News: Press Release from Nepal Tourism Board
Hundred & Three Himalayan Peaks Opened for
Mountaineering and Some Changes in the Provision of
per the Cabinet decision of His Majesty's Government (HMG)
of Nepal dated December 20, 2001 (2058-9-5) a total of
103 Himalayan peaks in the Kingdom of Nepal, have been
opened up for mountaineering with effect from Spring
season (March 1, 2002). With this addition, the total
number of mountaineering peaks opened for
mountaineering has reached 263.
opening up of these peaks in the context of
celebrating Destination Nepal Year 2002-2003,
International Year of Mountains 2002 and Golden
Jubilee Celebration Year on the successful ascent of
Mount Everest 2003 will help develop Nepal as a
premier events especially in the mountain tourism in
the international arena. This step is also expected to
contribute to develop the deprived and backward
sectors from the viewpoint of Nepal's mountain tourism
addition to this, as per the same decision, HMG has
revised the existing mandatory system of deputing the
Liaison Officer to every expedition team to the
Himalayan peaks. As
per the current provision peaks ranging below 6500
meters including the old and new do not require
Liaison Officer anymore with effect from upcoming
Spring season 2002 (March 1, 2002).
As per the new system, expedition to 89 Himalayan
peaks do not require the service of Liaison Officer.
Majesty's Government of Nepal expects to generate more
attraction to the global expedition members in Nepal's
mountaineering field mainly from this decision.