London - Expeditions on Mount Everest will be more closely monitored than before from next year.
Nepalese officials say that for the first time, a government team will be located at the base camp.
They will monitor and help expedition teams, coordinate rescues and protect the environment.
"A need for a permanent government mechanism at the Everest base camp will regulate mountaineering activities," Purna Chandra Bhattarai, chief of the tourism industry division that oversees mountaineering, said.
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