Everest Summiteers Association team lead by president Maya Sherpa met with Director General Jay Narayan Acharya of Ministry of Culture tourism and civil aviation, department of tourism on December 1 2016 .On the meeting the president of ESA Maya Sherpa request DG of Ministry of Culture tourism and civil aviation, department of tourism to provide certificate to all the successful Nepalese summiteers of spring and autumn 2016 expedition on different Mountains of Nepal.
Similarly, the General secretary of ESA Lhakpa Rangdu sherpa said that the delayed of certificate to successful Nepalese climbers on different mountain of Nepal will negatively impact on tourism of Nepal.
Likewise many climber present in meeting said they will boycott expedition in upcoming spring if they won't received the certificate before the coming spring expedition.
In the reply the director general of Ministry of Culture tourism and civil aviation, department of tourism Jay Narayan Achraya said that there was no any provision in rule regarding providing certificate to all the successful summiteers, it was mistake of all the government official who have issued certificate in the past. And we in process of formulating rule regarding certificate to successful summiteers on different mountains of Nepal.The DG said there require proper mechanism to identify true summit and asked ESA for suggestion regarding identification of true summit and providing certificate to them.
The Government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture tourism and civil aviation, department of tourism has been issuing certificate to all the climbers but this year the certificate has not been issued yet.