The Defence Ministry of Nepal has invited Indian, Chinese, and the US Army to scale the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest as a symbol of friendship, Nepal’s ambassador to Russia Rishi Ram Ghimire said.
“The Ministry of Defence has sent an invitation to the Russian Ministry of Defence to climb Mount Everest together this year. I think they will agree. This could happen in May.
From late April to late May is a great time to scale the Mount Everest. Other months of the year are less suitable”, the Ghimire said, adding that Kathmandu was awaiting Moscow’s response to the invitation.
According to the diplomat, Nepal also invited several other countries to scale Mount Everest as a symbol of friendship.
“We have also invited the armies of India, China, and the United States. It will be an international ascent. Moreover, it is free. Our military will take care of all the expenses”, the diplomat said, adding that the cost for a team of 20-25 people would be more than $50,000.