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49 teams get license to climb mountains from Nepali side

As many as 49 teams from 20 countries get have license to climb different mountain peaks from Nepali side during this spring season. Among them, 19 teams are permitted to climb the highest peak of the world, Mt. Qomolangma, a government official said on Friday.


Purushottam Paudel, Chief of Tourism Industry Division, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation told Xinhua that approximately 500 climbers will visit the Himalayas of Nepal. Among them, 180 climbers will be climbing Mt. Qomolangma.


The teams from China, United States of America, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Canada, Belgium, Mexico, Israel, Norway, Ireland, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Croatia, New Zealand and Poland got license to climb different mountains, according to Purushottam.


Highest number of climbers is from the US followed by Britain.


Last year, 33 teams climbed Mt. Qomolangma from Nepali side.


(Xinhua News Agency April 7, 2009)