Government’s move to open new peaks puts Nepal among 52 places to go in 2014 of The New York Times
Nepal features among the 52 places to go this year in the New York Times.
The list that starts with Cape Town in South Africa has featured Nepal in the 45th number along with global beautiful places.
In the headline 'New peaks open up for alpine adventurers,' the New York Times writes, "This Himalayan nation is the mother lode of alpinism, home to eight of the world' 10 highest summits, including Mt Everest.
"So when a Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation subcommittee recommended last September that Nepal allow access to 165 new peaks in the Kanchenjunga mass, if this year — 13 of them above 23,000 feet — the world’s mountaineering community was aflutter," it further writes, adding that some welcomed the announcement, while others dismissed it, saying the government had stretched the meaning of 'peak' in a few cases to include subpeaks within mountains that were already accessible in order to rake in more in fees. "Even so, the proposal is significant since it is the first such release in a decade. If the approval process progresses as expected, the territory will open for the spring season."