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Govt working out detailed profiles of 326 peaks above 6000 m

8201m high Mt. Cho Oyu. Photo: guniammar.com.np
8201m high Mt. Cho Oyu. Photo: guniammar.com.np

KATHMANDU, Nepal–In a bid to provide detailed information about the peaks of Nepal, the government is preparing to make detailed profile including its location, height among other descriptions of all the mountain peaks opened for commercial expedition.

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) informed that it has already held consultation with concerned stakeholders to prepare profile of 326 mountain peaks opened for expedition.

The detailed profile will include basic information of the mountains like name, location, height, latitude and longitude, climbing routes, and the best time to climb the peak, among others. The profile will also include different pictures of the peaks.

For the purpose, the government has formed a committee comprising representatives from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA), Department of Survey, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the tourism ministry.

An official at the Ministry informed that a working committee will be formed soon to find details of all the 326 peaks. In the first phase, the committee will prepare profile of peaks above 6,000 meters.

The Ministry is learnt to have request national and international photographers and even tourists guides to provide the pictures since it is the difficult part.

Earlier, a technical team constituted under the ministry recently recommended to the government to exclude 16 peaks form the list of 326 peaks.

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