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Nepal may relocate Everest Base Camp

may be relocated in because of environmental concerns.

The nearby ’s melting poses a threat to Base Camp, according to Taranath Adhikari, director general of ’s Department of Tourism.

“Numerous stakeholders have recommended that we relocate the base camp. Even though we haven’t made a final decision, we’re taking these ideas very seriously “CNN Travel spoke with Adhikari.

Local residents, mountaineers, and environmentalists are just a few of the various parties involved.

, the world’s highest peak, will, however, not be changed quickly.

Because research can only be done in the spring, a final decision could take up to two or three years. This year’s spring climbing season, which typically reaches its apex in May, provided an ideal opportunity for some research.

Proposals will likely be presented to the Nepalese government once research is complete. The final decision would be made by Nepal’s Cabinet.

According to Adhikari, climate change and “anthropogenic activities” are two of the most pressing problems facing Base Camp. The Khumbu glacier is melting at a rate that is significantly higher than the average for the region.

This isn’t the first time that environmentalists have raised concerns about Mount Everest’s health.

According to a study published earlier this year in the Nature Portfolio Journal of Climate and Atmospheric Science, the South Col Glacier, which formed ice over a 2,000-year period, melted within 25 years.

Findings show “a complete change from what has been experienced in that area, throughout probably all time that humans have been in the ,” expedition leader Paul Mayewski said in a statement to CNN.

Many of the world’s most treasured places are being affected by climate change.

alone will not be able to reduce carbon emissions and the impact of global warming.”

ADHIKARI scolded The temporary measures we’re taking, however, can help alleviate some problems.

He continued, saying: “Keeping the mountain and glacier intact is one of our primary goals. On the other hand, we don’t want to harm the economy of the mountains.”

When it comes to balancing the needs of the Nepalese and those who want to climb Everest, this has been an ongoing problem.

More than 11.5 percent of Nepalis work in the tourism industry, whether it’s in a hotel or guesthouse or guiding visitors to the world’s highest peaks.

An Everest climbing permit costs $11,000 per person. Permits are available for purchase here. Nearby communities will benefit from a portion of that money.

involves significant dangers. banned first-time climbers from in 2015 due to safety and crowding concerns.

“Traffic jams” can be deadly when too many climbers are allowed to ascend in a short period of time allowed by the weather.

Mount Everest’s Base Camp is located at an elevation of 5,400 meters (17,700 feet).

A new Base Camp could be established 200 to 300 meters (656 to 984 feet) lower than the current location currently being considered.

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