Nepal Bans Three Indian Climbers for Six Years after Trio Faked Everest Summit

Nepal bans the three Indian climbers for faking that they have reached the Everest Summit in 2016, according to a report on Thursday.

Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami said they reached the top of the Mount Everest in 2016 spring season in which Nepal’s tourism department certified their claim at the time.

However, their certificates were revoked after authorities found they lied about successfully reaching the summit.

During the India’s Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award in 2020 Yadav was slated to win, however, the media expressed their outrage and shared analysis that Yadav’s photos were altered or edited. 

Tourism ministry spokesperson Tara Nath Adhikari told AFP news agency on Wednesday that according to their investigation the two climbers were not able to reach the top of the Everest.

“They couldn’t produce any evidence of their ascent to the peak… they even failed to submit reliable photos of them at the summit,” Adhikari said.

The two climbers together with their team leader Naba Kumar Phukon have been banned from climbing Nepal’s mountains for six years starting May 2016. 

Also in 2016, a couple was banned from climbing the mountain for faking their photographs that they have reached the top. 

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