A panel advising Nepal's government has recommended that climbers who want to attempt to climb Mount Everest should first have to demonstrate that they are experienced mountaineers.
Its report proposes that applicants must already have climbed a Nepali peak of at least 6,500 metres.
It adds they should also have to provide a certificate of physical fitness, and employ experienced guides.
Earlier this year at least 11 people died or went missing on Mount Everest.
Nine of the deaths occurred on the Nepali side of Everest and two on the Tibetan side, with four of them blamed on overcrowding.