Base Camp Officials to facilitate climbers
April 3, 2016
With the world’s climbers acclimatising in the Khumbhu region to prepare for the summit push of the world’s highest peak in the spring climbing season,the department of tourism will be setting up a contact office at the base camp.
The department will depute officials to Everest Base Camp in the next couple of weeks. There will be two representatives each from Nepali Army and Nepali Police, Department of Tourism officer said. “Base Camp officials will facilitate world climbers”. The department is also planning to strictly monitor the activities of liaison officers to see whether or not they facilitate expedition members up to the base camp.
An official of DoT informed that more that 400 climbers applied for permits to climb different mountains this season while DoT has issued permits to 29 teams comprising 255 mountaineers for Mt Everest till date. The number of climbers attempting to climb Mt Everest could reach 300 by April second week.
According to expedition organizers, most of the teams have already started to put up tents by carrying logistics and other climbing equipment to the base camp. The base camp is almost prepared to host diversified climbers as Mt Everest connects the world. The stakeholders said they were committed to revive the mountaineering business,which was worst hit by multiple disasters in the last two years.