KATHMANDU:  The Nepal Army has lifted 2 tonnes of non bio-degradable waste from the Everest region under its Mt Everest cleanup campaign.

The campaign was conducted as part of the Wildlife Week organized by the Sagarmatha National Park.

According to the Nepal Army press statement, the cleanup campaign started on April 14 in coordination with various governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The army lifted 1 tonne of waste through the helicopters to Kathmandu and handed it to the Blue Waste to Value Company. The remaining 1 tonne has been flown to the Nepal Army barrack in Okhaldhunga for treatment, according to a statement issued by the army.

The army in the statement has also pledged to provide necessary manpower for the cleaning of Mt Everest which will begin from April 25 and run till May 19. A 12-member dedicated high altitude climbing guides will collect garbage above Camp 1 to Camp 4, including the dead bodies.