The Nepal Army has launched a campaign to clean up the country’s mountains, with a goal of collecting 35 tons of trash.
Today, Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa will formally launch the ‘Clean Mountains’ campaign by handing over a banner to the personnel who will be participating in the drive. There will be 43 climbers and guides participating in the initiative.
The national military organization will carry back waste dumped by climbers and trekkers on Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Dhawalagiri in collaboration with various stakeholders. On June 5, World Environment Day, the campaign will come to a close.
The Nepal Tourism Board, concerned local governments, and some private organizations are all involved in the drive, as are the Ministry of Forests and Environment, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and the Nepal Tourism Board.
The cost of the campaign is expected to be Rs 125 million.