Nepalese Government has decided to hike the insurance cover for Sherpas working on Everest expedition, along with unveiling two new peaks for climbing
Everest Region is the hub of controversy lately, but that doesn’t mean good things stopped happening in the region altogether. In the latest twist, Nepalese government decided to hike the insurance cover for Sherpa Guides on Everest and unveiled two new climbing peaks beside Mount Everest for avid mountaineers.
#1 Insurance Cover for Sherpa Guides Hiked
Following the tragic event of April 2014, which killed 16 innocent Sherpa guides while trying to fix ropes on Everest (Full Article), and much hullabaloo by the family members of the guides for better compensation and insurance, Nepalese Government has recently decided to hike the insurance cover for Sherpa guides by 33.3%. The new rolled-out rates for insurance cover and medical insurance will be $15,000 and $4,000 respectively.
The hike will address to some extent the demand by Sherpas for better compensation.
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