A team of 22 people including 10 foreign climbers and 12 Nepali guides have successfully climbed Mt. Dhaulagiri. Man Bahadur GC, spokesperson of the tourism department said the ascent that took place from 9:00 to 12:00 on Saturday is the first successful climb in 2022.
According to the statistics presented by the Department of Tourism, 21 people, including 14 men and seven women, have taken permission to climb Dhaulagiri from two expeditions. According to the department, 505 climbers from 61 climbing teams have taken permission to climb 18 mountains this spring. Out of 505 climbers, 204 climbers from 42 countries will climb Mt. Everest.
Apart from Mt Dhaulagiri, preparations have been started to climb 17 mountains including Sagarmatha, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and others. The department has collected revenue of more than Rs 297.43 million from the climb’s royalty fee.
According to the Immigration Department, 2,593 foreign tourists entered Nepal on 9th April. This is the highest number of tourists that entered Nepal in one day since the Covid Pandemic said Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, director-general of the Immigration Department. He added, that the tourism sector is finally returning to normal.
Immigration Department said that 42,000 tourists entered Nepal in March itself.