Nepal today said expeditions to Mount Everest have not been halted despite the worst disaster that killed 16 Sherpas and assured foreign climbers that it will provide all support in mountaineering on the world`s highest peak.
Expeditions to Mount Everest are in a limbo this season as Sherpa mountain guides and foreign climbers started descending from base camps following the deadliest mountaineering accident on the world`s highest peak that claimed 16 lives.
Expeditions to Mount Everest this spring in Nepal have come to a standstill as local Sherpa guides and foreign climbers began to descend from the base camp of the world`s highest peak, stakeholders said.
Nepal today agreed to set up a relief fund for the victims of mountain disasters and appealed to Sherpas not to launch an agitation as it could cripple tourism industry, the country`s main forex earner.
Nepalese Sherpa guides, who play a key role in mountain expeditions, on Monday warned of an agitation if their demand of Rs 1 million in compensation for their 13 colleagues killed in the deadliest accident on Mount Everest last week is not met.