Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had also raised the North Korean issue during Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali's visit to the US in December.

Kakka started his professional career in climbing by organising expeditions to Mt Deo Tibba (6,001m), Mt Hanuman Tibba (5,932m), Mt Friendship (5,289m), Mt Lobuche East (6,019m), Mt Stok Kangri (6,049m), Mt Manaslu (8,163m) among others, the report said.

Pasang Sherpa of Peak Promotion in Kathmandu says one of them had scaled the world’s third tallest peak while another was on the way up but fell sick and died.

The applicants need to submit an application letter to the Nepali Embassy stating the reason of travel along with the visa of that country, a copy of passport, air ticket and past travel history except India.

Kami Rita Sherpa, who summited Everest 22nd time last year to set record of most summits on Mt. Everest, stood on top of the 8,850-metres peak together with other Sherpas on Wednesday morning, media reported.

The 45-day 'Everest Cleaning Campaign', led by Solukhumbu district's Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality began on April 14 with the Nepali new year and aims to collect nearly 10,000 kilogrammes of garbage from Mt Everest.

The rainstorm swept through villages in Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday night. According to officials, 26 were killed in Bara, 128 kilometers south of Kathmandu, while one person died in neighbouring Parsa.

Thapa will also visit the Army’s Jaipur-based South-western Command and Lucknow-based Central Command, as per Nepal Army spokesperson Brig Gen Yam Dhakal.