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2021 Everest Season in Limbo as Pandemic Rages On

In light of the ongoing pandemic, many operators are cancelling their Mount Everest 2021 expeditions while others are going ahead.

With COVID-19 still ravaging most of the world and vaccine rollouts, particularly in the United States, developing slower than planned, coronavirus is very much a factor in the 2021 Everest season. At last report, foreign travelers are banned from entering the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), and it’s unclear if the Chinese will open Tibet in time for the spring Everest season in May, particularly given the rapid spread of new COVID-19 variants. As a result, many Everest guiding companies are throwing in the towel and cancelling their trips for 2021.

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