Nepal slashes Everest fees
Published 14/02/2014 | 09:47
Madhusudan Burlakoti, head of Nepal's Department of Mountains, said today that beginning next year, the fees will cost £6,600 per climber, down from £15,000.
Critics have said Nepal must cut the climbing fees because they are only affordable to the wealthy. But the growing number of tourists puts a strain on the mountain with tons of rubbish that include food packages, ropes and tents.