Members of a campaign dedicated to cleaning up Mt Everest said on Saturday that they have collected over 8 tonnes of waste from the mountain over a period of one year.
Ang Dorje Sherpa, a campaigner with ‘Saving Everest’ said that the drive was launched in 2011 to clean up the highest mountain in the world and raise awareness about keeping the area clean.
He said that the campaign will segregate the waste, which has been brought to Namche, before bringing it to Kathmandu. Some of the waste will be incinerated in Namche itself, he added.
Meanwhile, an exhibition of photos taken by Swede Photographer Martin Edstom during the cleanup campaign has begun at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu. Similar exhibitions will also be organised in Namche Bazaar and Pokhara, said the campaigners.