By now, you all would've probably known that the melting glaciers in Mount Everest have exposed dead bodies
that have remained buried all this while.
What you all probably didn’t know is the fact that along with the bodies, a large amount of garbage has also begun to show up too.
The garbage consists of aluminium ladders, empty food and drinks cans, climbing equipments and yes, even human feaces, according to a report by The Times Of India
An official statement from the Nepalese government said 14 teams were sent up to an altitude of 8,000 meters to collect the garbage, which took about six weeks to complete.
Several bags of garbage were later flown by helicopter to Kathmandu before being sent to a recycling company in conjunction with World Environment Day on Wednesday.
In a bid to clean up Mount Everest six years ago, the Nepalese government charged every climber group a fee of AS$4,000 (RM16,700) as a cleanliness 'deposit'. The fee will be returned if they bring down at least 8 kg of garbage. However, only a handful managed to do so.
Last February, the Chinese government blocked the route to Mount Everest’s central camp in Tibet to non-climbers in an attempt to maintain cleanliness in the area.