A team of Icefall Doctors, tasked with constructing a path to the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, has cleared the path from base camp to camp II.
Six icefall doctors are currently working on installing signals, stairs, and ropes, according to the Mt Everest Pollution Control Committee (SPCC).
According to SPCC vice-president Lama Kaji Sherpa, the climbers have already left for camp II after the icefall doctors cleared the pathway. Climbers must travel from the base camp to Camp II and back in order to acclimatize.
According to Sherpa, 15 stairs were used this time to get from the base camp to Camp II. Previously, 32 were used in 2018, but only 20 in the 2019 BS. The path to Camp II is also used to reach the summits of Lhotse and Nuptse.
The hustle and bustle of foreign tourists in Khumbu
The number of foreign tourists visiting Khumbu in the Everest region has increased since the start of the tourist season. With the arrival of spring, the number of foreign tourists visiting the Khumbu region has increased.
Flights to the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla have increased, according to Khum Prasad Poudal, an employee of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal’s Lukla branch.
In Lukla, these days, up to 45 helicopter flights and 35 flights by various airlines take place on a daily basis. In a single day, he claims that up to 266 tourists arrive in Khumbu via 14 flights by plane and 225 via 45 helicopters.