Nepal Today

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Climbing fees reduced

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 30 April: Government has reduced fees to scale Nepal peaks, including Mount Everest, to attract more climbers and increase royalty from foreign expeditions.
Nepal has reduced climbing fees 50 and 75 percent to attract alpinists in autumn and winter—the less popular seasons.
Climbing fees for the most popular season in spring remains the same.
Climbing fees for peaks located in the mid and far-West have been completely waived.
Peaks in those are not easily accessible.
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UNMIN chief, Prachanda hold discussions

Kathmandu, 30 April: Chairman Prachanda held discussions Wednesday with UNMIN chief Ian Martin as demands increase not to extend the tenure of the UN body on expiry 30 June.
One responsibility of the UNMIN was to oversee assembly elections which was conducted 10 April.
Maoist combatants and their arms are in cantonments and camps with UNMIN help.
The two responsibilities have been completed.
Maoists have rejected UNMIN help to integrate Nepal Army and PLA.
The extension of the UNMIN tenure figured in discussions Wednesday.
Nnnn


Climbing fees reduced

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 30 April: Government has reduced fees to scale Nepal peaks, including Mount Everest, to attract more climbers and increase royalty from foreign expeditions.
Nepal has reduced climbing fees 50 and 75 percent to attract alpinists in autumn and winter—the less popular seasons.
Climbing fees for the most popular season in spring remains the same.
Climbing fees for peaks located in the mid and far-West have been completely waived.
Peaks in those are not easily accessible.
Nnnn

UNMIN chief, Prachanda hold discussions

Kathmandu, 30 April: Chairman Prachanda held discussions Wednesday with UNMIN chief Ian Martin as demands increase not to extend the tenure of the UN body on expiry 30 June.
One responsibility of the UNMIN was to oversee assembly elections which was conducted 10 April.
Maoist combatants and their arms are in cantonments and camps with UNMIN help.
The two responsibilities have been completed.
Maoists have rejected UNMIN help to integrate Nepal Army and PLA.
The extension of the UNMIN tenure figured in discussions Wednesday.
Nnnn


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