Kathmandu, November 18
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the attraction of climbers to climb the famous Ama Dablam mountain in the Everest region is increasing.
High-ranking foreign dignitaries and indigenous climbers are now in full swing of Ama Dablam. Lately, Nepali climbers have also been feeling the effects.
The British Canton, who had successfully climbed Mt. Everest 14 times before, and Nepali and foreign members of his expedition team reached the base camp on Tuesday to climb Ama Dablam.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai reached the base camp of Ama Dablam on Tuesday and took a group photo. He said he was happy to meet Canton, who has climbed Mt. Everest 14 times, at Ama Dablam base camp.
Minister of Tourism Bhattarai wrote on social network Facebook that he was happy to meet Nepali and foreign members of the expedition, including British national Canton, at the base camp while climbing Ama Dablam. Nepal's tourism sector, which was affected by Covid-19, is slowly returning to normalcy. Let's move forward hand in hand with the government and the private sector. '
Ang Chiring Sherpa, former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), who is familiar with mountaineering, says that the attraction of foreigners, especially foreigners, is increasing in the world. 'Ama Dablam was earlier more famous than Mount Everest. Foreigners have climbed this mountain', he said.
According to Sherpa, many foreign climbers come to Ama Dablam in the autumn and spring, which is famous for climbing. Many indigenous climbers have climbed Ama Dablam in recent years. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
In the spring, there is a rush of climbers to climb Mt Everest. In the autumn, many foreigners come to climb the small peaks and go hiking.
Earlier, Prince Sheikh Mohammed Will Abdullah of Qatar had successfully climbed the 6,814-meter Ama Dablam mountain on November 10. A 14-member team including Prince Abdullah kissed the peak of Ama Dablam. The team consisted of six foreign climbers.
Earlier, a Royal Force team led by Bahrain's Prince Nasir bin Hamid Al Khalifa returned home in the first week of October after climbing the 8,163-meter Manaslu mountain.
Due to Covid-19, the tourism sector of the weak country has been given a boost by the climbing and trekking by foreign dignitaries and indigenous climbers. The government and businessmen are of the view that this has sent a positive message to Nepal's mountain tourism.
Even in the event of the covid pandemic, local and foreign climbers will help spread the message that Nepal's mountain tourism is safe around the world, said Acharya. He said that these ascents have laid the foundation for the ascent of the spring of 2021 BS.
Ang Chiring Sherpa, the founder of Asian Trekking, said that in the midst of the pandemic, the ascent of Ama Dablam and other mountains by prominent people has boosted tourism and given hope to entrepreneurs. He is confident that tourism will return to the old rhythm soon due to activities, including climbing and trekking.
Currently, Mingma Sherpa from Seven Summit Trek Company is in the process of climbing Ama Dablam. Another climber, Tassilakpa Sherpa's team, has also gone to climb Amadablam. Similarly, some other small teams have set out on the ascent. In the same season, a team including Dave Steven Sherpa from Asian Trekking has climbed Mera peak and Barunche.
According to the latest details of the Department of Tourism, seven climbers have so far been given permission to climb in the autumn. A total of Rs. 33 lakh 74 thousand 82 (3.3 million approximately) royalties have been collected from climbing expedition.
There are two climbing teams in Manaslu, two in Ama Dablum and one in Brunch. As the climbers come throughout the month of November, the department estimates that 10 to 12 climbers will arrive in the autumn. In the autumn of 2019 alone, 1,210 foreign climbers came to Nepal for mountaineering.
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