Everest Expedition the highest number of climbers 2023

A record number of climbers are attempting to scale the highest mountain in the world Mt Everest (Sagarmath) 8848.86m this spring 2023.

According to the website of Department of Tourism, Brikutimadop, Kathmandu, a total of 466 climbers from 43 groups have obtained permit until 28 April 2023. Among them, 98 are female and remaining 368 are male.

Climbers eyeing to scale Everest or Sagarmatha this season are from 65 different countries including Nepalese as per the statistics of the Department. From Nepal, 15 climbers have received the permit. Similarly, 96 climbers from China have got the permit, followed by 89 from the USA and 40 from India. Likewise, 33 from Hungary have acquired the permit, 21 from Canada, 18 from Russia and 15 from the UK among others.

It has been 70 years since human first set their feet at the top of the Mt Everest. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary had successfully reached atop the Everest on May 29, 1953. Since then, around 7,000 national and international climbers have successfully climbed the 8,848.86 meters mountain while over 300 have lost their lives attempting it till date, according to the Department data.

In 2021, 409 climbers from 42 groups and in 2022, 323 climbers from 44 groups had obtained permission for Everest expedition.

News by Asian Hiking Team

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