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he Chinese climbers occupy 50 percent of my total client base in mountaineering,” Lakpa told Xinhua in an interview rece
ntly. His company took nine Chinese climbers to the top of Mount Qomolangma this spring season.
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e climbers over the years. In fact, it was difficult for him to communicate with Chinese climbers ini
上海419品茶微信tially because of language. “I used to rely more on sign language to communicate with them,” Lakpa revealed.
Based on the advice of Chinese climbers, he learnt Chinese language which has been handy for hi
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ing the expedition on the mountains. “So, I arrange Chinese cooks for them,” revealed Lakpa.
上海419品茶微信In recent years, the number of Chinese along with Indian citizens willing to climb N
epal’s highest mountains is growing rapidly. Most of them aim to reach the top of Mount Qomolangma.
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olangma this spring season as they came third behind climbers from India (78) and the US (75) in receiving climbing permits.上海419
The department has not confirmed how many Chinese climbers reached the top of Mount Qomola上海419品茶微信
ngma. It said that a total 659 climbers and their assistants reached the summit of the world’s highest peak.
“The number of Chinese climbers is still low compared to Chinese population,” Lakpa s
aid pointing out that there is a lot of room for Chinese market to grow for Nepal’s mountaineering sector.
Stressing on why Chinese market should be focused, Lakpa said that Chine
se are among the climbers who spend lavishly for the guides. “They spend more than We
stern climbers in most cases. They also give handsome tips to their guides,” said Lakpa.