Nepal issues record number of permits to mountaineers for climbing Mt Manaslu
Kathmandu (Nepal), Sep 20 (ANI): Nepal's Department of Tourism (DoT) has issued permits to 260 mountaineers to climb the Mount Manaslu this autumn. The DoT deals with the issuance of permits for mountaineering. There are 26 teams who have been given permits to climb the mountain this season. The number of the climbers has clearly increased by a quarter and is sure to rise further as climbers are still applying for permits to climb various mountains across Nepal, including Mt Manaslu this season. In the spring season, the Himalayan country witnessed the death of 11 climbers while climbing Mt Everest alone, which was an apparent result of issuing a high number of permits. Mt Manaslu, with an elevation of 8,156 meters, is considered to be the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is also known as the 'Killer mountain of Nepal' having a record number of deaths.