The Nepal government has collected as many as 3,000 kg solid waste from the Mt Everest region since the launching of the Sagarmatha Cleaning Campaign on April 14.
According to Tourism department director general Dandu Raj Ghimire, 2,000 kg of the total collected trash has been sent to Okhaldhunga while 1,000 kg has been brought to Kathmandu for disposal, Himalayan Times reported.
“Our team has now reached the Everest Base Camp for the cleaning campaign. All the necessary things including food, water and shelter have already been arranged there,” the newspaper quoted Ghimire as saying.
As per tourism department estimates, around 23 million Nepalese rupees will be spent for the campaign.
The tourism director general said under the campaign the department has targeted to collrct around 5,000 kg of garbage from the Base Camp area, while 2,000 kg of garbage will be collected from the South Col region and around 3,000 kg from Camp II and Camp III areas.
The team also detected our bodies while cleaning the Base Camp.
This is the first time that the ministry of culture, tourism and civil aviation, the ministry of environment, Nepali Army, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Nepal tourism board are working jointly to clean up the world’s highest peak.