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Nepal Reopens Everest in Bid to Boost Struggling Tourism Sector Despite Pandemic Uncertainty

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The Himalayan nation shut its borders in March simply forward of the busy spring season when tons of of mountaineers normally flock to the nation, costing jobs and hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in income.

  • AFP Kathmandu
  • Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 8:04 AM IST

Nepal has reopened its mountains — together with Everest — for the autumn trekking and climbing season in a bid to spice up the struggling tourism sector, officers stated Friday, regardless of coronavirus uncertainty.

The Himalayan nation shut its borders in March simply forward of the busy spring season when tons of of mountaineers normally flock to the nation, costing jobs and hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in income.

A nationwide lockdown was lifted final week, and Nepal is now open “for tourism activities, including mountaineering and trekking.” Mira Acharya of the tourism division advised AFP.

The authorities will allow worldwide flights to land within the nation from August 17.



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