Trekkers and climbers are once again welcome to scale Mount Everest for the autumn season as Nepal has reopened its mountains to encourage tourism activities after months of lockdown.
Nepal has now relaxed its lockdown rules last week, and is looking forward to seeing more tourists for mountaineering and trekking activities, as told by Mira Acharya, Tourism Department of Nepal to a leading news agency.
Reportedly, the Nepal government will allow international flights to arrive in the country from August 17. The call has been taken by the government irrespective of the rising COVID-19 cases in the country. News has it that the authorities are framing the safety rules for tourists, including the quarantine period required for them after landing in the country.
Reportedly, mountaineering experts have warned that the period between September to November can be more risky owing to lower temperature and windy climate.
In the year 2019, Autumn expeditions to Everest were unsuccessful due to a block of glacial ice hanging above the dangerous Khumbu icefall which has to be crossed by the climbers before reaching their destination. Only a group of Chinese mountaineers could reach the summit from the north-Tibetan region in the year 2020 after other expeditions were cancelled.