Nepal limits climbing to Everest
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Nepal limits climbing to Everest

The Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to limit the number of climbing permits on Everest and other peaks.


The country is home to eight of the world's ten highest peaks, and hundreds come here every spring during the peak climbing season climbers.


Nepal currently issues permits to anyone who applies to climb Everest for a fee of US$11,000.


Last year the country issued a record 478 permits.


However, following reports of pollution and degradation of the mountain environment, and the sale of 403 permits already this year, the proposed limit was approved.

Source: travelnews.co.za

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