Including two Himalayan peaks near Mount Everest which is named after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Nepal has opened 104 more mountain peaks.
Nepal has opened these mountain peaks for climbers in anticipation that more foreign climber will come to the country as mountaineering is one of the strong side of Nepal tourism sector.
Last month a destructive avalanche killed 16 Sherpa guides resulting more than hundreds of foreign climbers left their attempts to climb mount Everest, the top of the world.
Madhu Sudan Burlakoti an official of Tourism Ministry said the peaks opened by the government include 25, 200 foot high Hillary and 25, 970 foot Tenzing.
Nepal is immensely popular as one of the best destination for mountaineering. It came into highlight after the conquest of Everest by Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and his Nepali guide Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. Next week is the 61st anniversary of the conquest. Including Mount Everest, Nepal has eight of the 14 tallest peaks in the world.
In the recent report, an American climber John All survives after he fell into a crevasse on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal. A 44 year old climber who is a professor at Western Kentucky University crawled for six hours to get out of the hole and additional three hours to reach his tent with his broken ribs and arms before being rescued the next morning.
All from Bowling Green Kentucky and his research team had move to Mount Himlung in north central Nepal due to the Mount Everest area was closed after the last month scariest avalanche. He is an experienced climber who scaled Mount Everest in 2010.