Nepal opens up 103 peaks for mountaineering

Nepal has opened up another 103 Himalayan peaks for mountaineering. The newly opened peaks will be avialble to climb from the beginning of the spring season. This brings the number of peaks open for mountaineering in Nepal to 263, said Ganesh Karki, chief of the Mountaineering Department of the tourism ministry. “This would not only help promote Nepal as the prime destination for mountaineering but also help development of the areas around these mountains,” Mr Karki said. ( Source: Ananova (mountaineer) )