Everest Conservation Initiative: Nepal Army's Eco-Mission 2024

Nepal Army members launching the Everest Eco-Mission 2024, cleaning campaign at Mt. Everest
Everest Conservation Initiative: Nepal Army's Eco-Mission 2024

The Nepal Army is spearheading the Mountain Cleaning Campaign 2024 in the Everest region, aiming to tackle human-made pollution and combat climate change.

Expedition Team:

A team of 12, led by Major Aditya Karki, will commence the expedition to Everest base camp on April 14. Assisted by an 18-member Sherpa team, the expedition will be inaugurated by Nepal Army chief General Prabhuram Sharma in Kathmandu.

Waste Management:

Garbage from Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse will be collected, totaling around 10 tonnes. Biodegradable waste will be transported to Namche Bazaar for treatment by the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), while non-biodegradable waste and deceased bodies will be brought to Kathmandu.


The Nepal Army collaborates with the Ministry of Forest and Environment, the Tourism Department, and the Nepal Mountaineers Association for effective implementation of the cleaning campaign in the Everest region.

Previous Campaigns:

This marks the fourth consecutive year of the Nepal Army's cleaning campaigns in the Everest region, initiated in 2019 to address environmental concerns.

Additional Facts:

Mt. Everest, towering at 8,848 meters above sea level, attracts thousands of climbers and trekkers annually, resulting in waste accumulation and environmental issues. The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) plays a crucial role in waste management and sustainable tourism practices in the region.

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