Officials have denied any active cases this season among climbers and support staff. But an expert guide says 100 people, if not more, have gotten the virus.
The 51-year-old first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since then.
China and Nepal jointly announced a new official height for Mount Everest, ending a discrepancy between the two nations.
I chose to give birth in Thailand because, given my circumstances, it was the safest option.
Nearly 10,000 tourists are stranded in Nepal after the government suspended all international flights to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The country outlawed the tradition of chhaupadi in 2005. But it wasn't until last week that someone was arrested in connection with the practice.
Growing up, I hated that I was a girl because menstruation felt like a punishment.
Recent monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding and mudslides across South Asia. Officials have warned of more flooding in the coming days.
The possible reversal follows concerns over a record number of climbing permits issued, including to those lacking experience.
Christopher John Kulish, 61, ascended the more than 29,000-foot peak on Monday, but died suddenly while coming down.