Lonely Planet Writer

Everest permits extended to lure climbers back to Nepal

The government of Nepal has extended all of the Everest permits that were issued in 2015 in a bid to lure climbers back to the Nepal Himalaya.

Everest base camp.
Everest base camp. Image by emifaulk / CC BY 2.0

Climbing permits were issued to dozens of mountaineering groups before the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015, but all climbs were suspended following the disaster, which saw 18 people killed at Everest Base Camp, and nearly 9000 killed around the country. Everest permits from 2015 will now be valid for the 2016 climbing season, a move that may entice reticent mountaineers to return to Nepal to attempt the world’s tallest peak. Read more: kathmandupost.ekantipur.com