KATHMANDU - Nepal will slash the climbing fees for Mount Everest to attract more mountaineers, even as concerns grow about the environmental harm done by climbers who already crowd the mountain during the high season.
Madhusudan Burlakoti, head of Nepal's Department of Mountains, said on Friday that beginning next year, it would cost $11,000 per climber to climb Everest.
Under the current rules, a single climber pays $25,000. But larger groups get discounted rates, with a group of seven paying $70,000. The discount encourages climbers to team up even if they have vastly different experience and barely know each other, Burlakoti said.
Keep up-to-date with the latest on coup d'etat with Bangkok Post SMS News. Call *451391000 to subscribe – 39 baht/month (7 days free, available in Thailand only) Bangkok Post SMS News: Deliver only trustworthy news on SMS
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.