“HEALTH IS MORE IMPORTANT”
The decision of the Nepalese government to close the country due to the coronavirus epidemic is not criticized in the Himalayas. “Although the hiking business has failed, health is more important,” said Sarita Lama, Secretary General of the Nepal Association of Walking Agencies (TAAN).
Sherpa Mingma Gyalje added: “At the moment, our only option is to guarantee security, develop plans to maintain the tourism industry, and then implement these plans.” Mount Everest is not affected by the coronavirus and will continue to be there in 2021.
𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒖𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒔