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.
In a bid to clean Mt. Everest of waste accumulated over decades of climbing, the Nepal government has introduced a new provision -- effective the coming spring season -- according to which every climber will have to bring down at least eight kg of garbage to base camp while returning from the expedition, an official here said Monday.
A 23-member team of ITBP was today
flagged off here on a mountaineering and ski expedition to
Mount Everest from the Chinese side, considered tougher than
the more-frequently taken route through Nepal.