Govt preparing profile of 326 peaks

Island Peak

Island Peak (file photo)

The government has initiated preparations to prepare detailed profile of all 326 peaks opened for commercial expedition, Republica daily reported on January 2.

The Tourism Industry Division (TID) has already held first round of meeting with concerned stakeholders. It has also formed a committee comprising representatives from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Department of Survey, Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) as well as the tourism ministry.

According to officials, they will collect information like name of the peak, location, height, latitude and longitude, climbing routes and the best time to climb the peak among others. They are also preparing to add pictures of the peaks in the profile, according to the daily.
Officials say it would take around four years to complete the work.

Earlier, a technical committee formed by the government had recommended to the division to remove 16 names from the list of 326 peaks opened for mountaineering. Of the 16 peaks, 11 had two different names, four were just view-points and one peak didn’t exist at all.

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