Kathmandu, April 23
Nepal officials say over 300 climbers have reached the Everest base camp by Sunday for the summit push in favourable windows in the spring season.
Some of the climbers have already reached as high as camp, informs the mountaineering section of the Department of Tourism.
Many climbers, however, have yet to receive climbing permits from the department.
Section Officer Bigya Koirala says the department has already issued approvals for 454 climbers from 41 expedition teams for the Everest summit this season.
Nepal’s tourism entrepreneurs say they are hopeful of encouraging footfall of climbers and trekkers this climbing season as preliminary data have suggested.
Meanwhile, Dawa Sherpa, the executive director of Imagine Nepal, the company responsible for rope-fixing this season, says ropes for climbing have been fixed up to camp 4 now.