Nepal Extends Mt. Everest Ban On ‘Trekkers’ To Whole Nation

  • Five years after banning solo adventurers from climbing Mount Everest, Nepal’s government has extended the restriction to the whole country.
  • Nepal is home to eight of the world’s tallest mountains, but it is also known for its beautiful rural trekking regions. From now on, travelers who hope to trek in remote regions must hire a government-licensed guide or join a group.
  • While the trekking industry is one of the country’s biggest moneymakers, the cost of search and rescue missions for solo hikers who get lost is significant.
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