Tourism sector shows sign of revival; govt issues permits to 510 climbers for winter

With the government resuming on-arrival visas, the overall tourism sector has shown a sign of revival.

A total of Rs 35 million has been collected as revenue for this year. Photo: Wikipedia

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Kathmandu: The tourism sector hard hit by the pandemic is slowly showing the sign of revival as the government has issued permits to 510 climbers for the winter ascent.

According to the Department of Tourism, 418 males and 92 females of 64 teams have been permitted to scale 23 mountains.

A total of 193 climbers have received permits for Mt Manaslu, while 107 will attempt to scale Mt Amadablam, a 6,812 meters tall mountain located in the Khumbu region.

Likewise, 49 climbers will be attempting to climb Mt Himlung, 40 permits have been issued for Mt Dhaulagiri, one each for Mt Amotsang and Mt Changdiand two each for Mt Thapa Peak and Mt Tengkangpoje.

A total of Rs 35 million has been collected as revenue for this year.

Last month, the government, after four months, resumed on-arrival visas.

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