Nepal Resumes Mountaineering Activities After Five Months
Kathmandu – The Nepal government has resumed the mountaineering activities five months after they were halted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday.
Meera Acharya, director at the Department of Tourism said that “As per the decision of cabinet meeting to resume the mountaineering activities and the decision are being implemented from Thursday.
The government has opened mountain peaks for climbers for this year’s autumn season and the permissions will be issued to the interested climbers.
However, the government is still discussing the modality of quarantine for international visitors, coming for mountaineering activities, she informed. “We have not yet received specific instructions from the ministry regarding the matter,” She said.
Nepal has also lifted a three-month-long lockdown, allowing most of the services to resume operation, though the Health Ministry has asked people to maintain social distancing and hand hygiene in public places as precautionary measures.
Hotels, trekking, and mountaineering services have also come into operation, though the regular international air services will remain closed till August 16.
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