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Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in American Dollar
S.N Name of The Peak Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
1 Mount Everest (8848 m) $ 11000 $ 5500 $ 2750
2 Others Mountain more than 8000 m. $ 1800 $ 900 $ 450
3 7501m.-7999m. $ 600 $ 300 $ 150
4 7000m. – 7500m. $ 500 $ 250 $ 125
5 6501m – 6999m. $ 400 $ 200 $ 100
6 Mt. Amadablam (6812M) $ 400 $ 400 $ 200
7 Less than 6500 $ 250 $ 125 $ 70
Royalty for Nepalese Climber per Person in Rupee
S.N Name of The Peak Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
1 Mount Everest (8848 m) 75000 37500 18250
2 Others Mountain more than 8000 m. 10000 5000 2500
3 7501m.-7999m. 8000 4000 2000
4 7000m. – 7500m. 600 300 1500
5 6501m – 6999m. 5000 2500 1250
6 Mt. Amadablam (6812M) 8000 8000 8000
7 Less than 6500 4000 2000 1000

The Mountaineering Royalty has been totally waived to those mountains situated on mid-western and Far western development region of Nepal for 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July 2013 to 15 July 2018)

  • Royalty of foreign climbers was effected from 2015
  • Royalty for Nepali climbers was effected 2013 April 24
 Rules of Mountaineering in Nepal

Payment of fee: The climbing fee structure of NMA 18 Trekking Peaks listed in Appendix “1” is as follows:

 
S.N Name of the Peaks  Altitude in  meter  Himalayan Range District
1 Shilu Chuli(fluted peak) 6501 m. Annapurna Ghandruk
2 Mera Peak 6654 m. Everest Region Sagarmatha
3 Kusum Kangru 6367 m. Everest Region Sagarmatha
4 Kwandge 6011 m. Everest Region Sagarmatha
5 Chulu West 6419 m. Annapurna Region Gandaki
6 Imja-tse(Island Peak) 6160 m Everest region Sagarmatha
7 Pharchamo 6187 m. Everest region anakpur
8 Lobuje 6119 m. Everest region Sagarmatha
9 Ramdung 5925 m. Rolwaling Himal Janakpur
10 Pisang 6091 m. Annapurna Region Gandaki
11 Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) 5663 m. Annapurna Region Gandaki
12 Khongma-tse(Mehara Peak) 5849 m. Everest region Sagarmatha
13 Ganja-la Chuli(Naya Kanga) 5844 m. Langtang National park Bagmati
14 Pokalde 5806 m. Everest region Sagarmatha
15 Mardi Himal 5587 m. Annapurna Region Gandaki
16 Paldor 5896 m. Langtang National park Bagmati
17 Hiunchuli 6441 m. Annapurna Region Bagmati
18 Chulu East 6584 m. Annapurna Region Bagmati

For extending permission, an additional 25% charge of the total amount of the initial fee will be made for each extra week. The leader or climbing member of the team must collect the permit in person from Nepal Mountaineering Association. The maximum number of person in a group is 12 Pax.


Refund

In the event of cancellation of the permission by NMA or the failure of the expedition to materialize due to some other reasons, the feels already paid will not be refunded. Every individual or party granted a climbing permit shall be accompanied by a Sirdar/Guide, who must be registered with NMA.

Functions and duties of the Guide

To assist the climbing party with recruitment of porters and other staff, control of porters, local purchase of food, etc. And to solve any problem that may arise to the best of his ability.
To report to Nepal Mountaineering Association in case the party spends more than the prescribed time limit in the mountain.

  • To ensure that the climbers comply with the terms of their permit.
  • To ensure that the climbers (trekkers) follow the specified route.
  • To ensure proper disposal of waste materials.
  • To report to NMA any infringement of the climbing rules
  • To report any serious incidents to the nearest police post.
  • Employment Conditions of the Sirdar/Guide:

The Guide shall be employed from the day the climbing party begins the trek until the trek is finished. The Guide will be provided with the following facilities
Minimum daily allowance to be paid as per the rules of the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism, and Civil Aviation. Food and tent accommodation

Climbing equipment and necessary clothing if required to go above the base camp.
Insurance of the Guide
All employees going above the base camp must be insured for personal accidents to the value of Rs. 200,000.00. Nomination of representative in Kathmandu


Each party granted climbing permit will nominate representative in Kathmandu to act as liaison between NMA and the climbing party. The representative may be an individual or an organization registered with NMA. The nominated representative will be responsible for making necessary arrangements for the climbing party in case of accidents or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Submission of report

On the conclusion of the climb and on return to Kathmandu, the party will submit a report to NMA. in the form prescribed in Appendix ‘4’.

Power to cancel the permit:

NMA may cancel or withdraw the climbing permit any time with or without showing any particular reason.

Non-compliance of the regulation

Where any trekking party acts in contravention to the climbing permit or indulges in acts of unsocial or outrageous behavior contrary to the customs and culture of the people of Nepal, NMA may recommend to Government of Nepal to take necessary measures in accordance with the article 37 of Mountaineering Regulations 1979.

Protection of Environment

Base camp and other camps will be left perfectly c lean at the conclusion of the climb. No foreign materials, such as fix rope, pitons, etc. shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed of.

Revision of the Regulations

 Any article of this regulation may be revised or amended by NMA with prior permission of Government of Nepal

Royalties Free Mountain

As per the decision of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, mountains of the height less than 5800m will be promoted as trekking peaks and royalty fee has been waived for those peaks. Hence, the following peaks managed by NMA are free of royalty fee:

100% Royalty Free Peaks and Mountain list in Nepal.
 
S.N Name of the Peak Meter District Region
1 Tent Peak 5663 m. Kaski Annapurna
2 Mardi Himal 5587 m. Kaski Annapurna
3 Yala Peak 5732 m. Rasuwa Langtang
4 Chukung Ri 5550 m. Sagarmatha Everest Region
5 Machhermo 5559 m. Sagarmatha Everest Region
6 Pokalde 5780 m. Sagarmatha Everest Region

Trekking Peak Permits

In Nepal, you are allowed to climb only peaks open to climbers. Peaks above 6500m are classified into a number of categories that determine the climbing fee and permit rules. No matter what the peak category and whether the fee applies or not you have to obtain a permit from the Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation before embarking on the climb.

33 peaks below 6500m (5650m – 6500m) are under permit jurisdiction of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with official classification as ‘Trekking Peaks’. These are technical grade peaks, some are of easy and some are of very difficult climbing grades. The concept here is to make a selection of lower peaks available to climbers for pure pleasure of climbing without excessive government sponsored bureaucracy and at affordable fees.


  • The NMA has structured permit fees into two groups: Group A NMA Expedition Peaks and Group B NMA Climbing Peaks. NMA allows maximum climbing/expedition team of 12 members. The fee structure is as follows:
  • For Group A the Royalty fee is U$500 for a team of up to 7 members and U$100 for each additional member up to 12 climbers.
  • For Group B the Royalty fee is U$350 for a team of up to 4 members and U$40 for each additional member up to 8 climbers and U$25 for each additional climber above 8 climbers up to maximum of 12.
  • In addition, each climbing/expedition team must lodge with NMA a refundable deposit for garbage disposal of U$250. The refund is made by the NMA after the team has disposed garbage in a prescribed manner.
  • In Nepal you are allowed to climb only peaks open to climbers. Peaks above 6500m are classified in to number of categories which determine the climbing fee and permit rules. No matter what the peak category and whether fee applies or not you have to obtain permit from the Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation before embarking on the climb.

33 peaks below 6500m (5650m – 6500m) are under permit jurisdiction of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with official classification as ‘Trekking Peaks’. These are technical grade peaks, some are of easy and some are of very difficult climbing grades. The concept here is to make a selection of lower peaks available to climbers for pure pleasure of climbing without excessive government sponsored bureaucracy and at affordable fees.

  • The NMA has structured permit fees into two groups: Group A NMA Expedition Peaks and Group B NMA Climbing Peaks. NMA allows maximum climbing/expedition team of 12 members. The fee structure is as follows:
  • For Group A the Royalty fee is U$500 for a team of up to 7 members and U$100 for each additional member up to 12 climbers.
  • For Group B the Royalty fee is U$350 for a team of up to 4 members and U$40 for each additional member up to 8 climbers and U$25 for each additional climber above 8 climbers up to maximum of 12.
  • In addition, each climbing/expedition team must lodge with NMA a refundable deposit for garbage disposal of U$250. The refund is made by the NMA after the team has disposed garbage in a prescribed manner.

Expedition/Garbage Information

1. Disposable in the Expedition/Peak which can be incinerated or are biodegradable:
⇒ Toilet paper Disposable goods down from base camp and to be disposed of in the presence of Chairman or Ward Member of the concerned Village Development Committee. Similarly, recycling materials should be brought back to Kathmandu and hand-over to a prescribed agency for recycling. The re-exportable goods should be dispatched from Nepal to their respective countries and deposit amounts refunded.
⇒ Cardboard boxes and paper waste
⇒ Bamboo baskets and mats
⇒ Cotton and jute bags
⇒ Spoiled food

2. Recycling materials

⇒ Tins, bottles jars, and plastic containers The liaison officer will be responsible to enforce the above-mentioned procedures. Similarly, the leader and headman will be liable to perform the above-mentioned task in cooperation with the liaison officer.
⇒ Plastic and foil bags and sheeting’s
⇒ Reusable cooking gas cylinders
⇒ Gas Canisters

3. Re-exportable goods:

⇒ Used oxygen bottles
⇒ Used batteries

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