Kathmandu, March 21
A team of eight icefall doctors has reached the Everest base camp to prepare the route for mountaineers to the summit of Sagarmatha (Everest) to facilitate the climbing this spring season.
A team led by Angsarki Sherpa, an icefall doctor who has been active in route construction for a long time, has reached the base camp. The team left Namche for the base camp on March 12 and will start the work after paying homage at the Pangboche monastery and determining the auspicious hour with the guidance of a Lama, says the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) vice-chairman Lama Kaji Sherpa.
Icefall doctors prepare the route from the base camp to camp II of Mount Everest using stairs and ropes. From the base camp, the world’s highest Mount Everest as well as Lhotse and Nuptse are climbed.
With the onset of the tourist season, foreign tourists have started coming to Khumbu in the Everest region. The number of foreign tourists entering the Khumbu region has been increasing following the onset of spring.
According to the Khumbu Pasanglamu rural municipality, more than 100 domestic and foreign tourists visit the Khumbu area daily.