Under the severe damage of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry is counting on a recovery in 2021, and then a second wave of cities from India will be reorganized in early May.
After a year of no expeditions, May is to commemorate the Nepalese climbers returning to the summit of Mount Everest before the monsoon erupts.
This year, 408 permits have been issued, exceeding the record for 2019. To obtain this permit, the applicant must undergo light health procedures (PCR tests before and after arriving in Nepal). At least until the new containment measures in the capital Kathmandu take effect on April 29, and the restrictions on domestic and international flights to India since May 3, due to the outbreak in India.
Following the discovery in the base camp in mid-April, a positive case occurred in a Norwegian climber who was transferred to Kathmandu by helicopter and then transferred to several members Support staff, Covid-19 now threatens the long-awaited recovery. Currently, the current expedition continues: “Most of the customers and their Sherpa collaborations are still in the base camp and set off as soon as the weather permits. Within two weeks, about 700 people may try to climb”, Billi Bierling, administrator of the “Himalayan Database”, explained that the archive site of the “Himalayan Expedition”.
Because the summit of Mount Everest represents the country’s annual royalties of 4 million U.S. dollars (3.3 million euros). Each climber has to pay 9,000 euros for his climb. The other 70 peaks with a height of more than 6,000 meters are open to climbers and can bring about 1 million U.S. dollars in revenue each year.
Himalayas, this “Smoke-Free Industry”, Supporting approximately 300,000 Nepalese-1 million including the informal sector through trekking and related tourism. The Covid-19 epidemic in March 2020 caused the authorities to organize the repatriation of nearly 100,000 travelers to their home countries, which dealt a heavy blow to the sector.