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Using the authority given by the Government of Nepal, the Nepal Mountaineering Association has made the rules to be followed for climbing the peaks of Nepal Himal mentioned in Appendix ‘1’. These rules will apply at once.


– Where the definitions applicable to these rules shall be the same as in the Government of Nepal Mountaineering Rules 1979 and its first amendment 1984.


– Individuals or mountaineering teams who wish to climb the peaks listed in Appendix ‘1’ must obtain permission from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. For summit climbing, application should be made in the form prescribed in Appendix ‘2’. The mountain climbing permit will be given for one month only. If necessary, the permission can be extended for another two weeks. The duration of the permit given is related to the time spent climbing above the base camp. Trekking to and from base camp is not included. The concerned mountaineering team can apply for a climbing permit at any time. Permission will be given on first come first serve basis. The Nepal Mountaineering Association has the right to allow other parties to climb the same peak during the same period. The Nepal Mountaineering Association will recommend the team members to the Immigration Office of the Government of Nepal to obtain a trekking permit in the area.

Payment of Fees:

– Climbing fee structure of NMA 18 trekking peaks listed in Appendix “1” is as follows:

SN. Name of the Peaks Altitude in Meter Himalayan Range District Caravan Rute
1. Shigu Chuli(fluted peak) 6501m Annapurna Himal Gandak ktm-Pkr-Ghorepani-Tadhaani
2. Mera Peak 6654m Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-jiri-shivalaya- junbasi-nunthala-Kharikhola-poyanbung-chadrabu- kothe-thangna-khar
3. Kusum Kangru 6367m Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha ktm-lukla-namcheThame-Khumjung-B.C.
4. Kwandge 6011m Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Merala-Randimng-Hunde-B.C.
5. Chulu West 6419m Manang Gandaki Ktm-Besisahar-Ngadi-Jagat-Dharapani
6. Imja-tse(Island Peak) 6160m Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha ktm-Lukla-Namche-Tyangboche-Pangpoche-Dingboche-chhukang-B.C.
7. Pharchamo 6187m Rolwaling Himal Janakpur Ktm-Dolkha-siguti-jagat-simigaon-Chagebukharka-Beding-Na-B.C.
8. Lobuje 6119m Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Thame-RermoPokhari-Gokya-dzonghla-B.C.
9. Ramdung 5925m Rolwaling Himal Janakpur Ktm-dolkha-Siguti-GongerDoranangbu-Beding-Na-Kabung-Kydug-Kongma-Drolmaban- Tashi Lapcha-B.C.
10. Pisang 6091m Manang Gandaki Ktm-Beshisahar-Bahundanda-Chamja-Bagarchhap-Chame- Pisang B.C.
11. Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) 5663m Annapurna Himal Gandaki ktm-Pokhara-Dhampus-Langdrung- Ghandrung-Chomoro-Kuldi-B.C.
12. Khongma-tse(Mehara Peak) 5849m Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Dole-Mechermo-gokyo-Dughala-B.C.
13. Ganja-la Chuli(Naya Kanga) 5844m Langtang Himal Bagmati Ktm-Dhunche-Sysbru Goan- Lama hotel-Kyanjin Gomba-Ganjala B.C.
14. Pokhalde 5806m Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Dole-Gokya-Na-Thagna Cholapass B.C.
15. Mardi Himal 5587m Annapurna Himal Gandaki Ktm-Pokhara-Hyangia-Dhiprang- Kharka-Mardi Basi Camp
16. Paldor 5896m Langtang Himal Bagmati Ktm-Dhading-Ankhu khola-Rigaon-JAralang-Sertung-Krarka-somdang
17. Hiunchuli 6441m Annapurna Gandaki Ktm-Pokhara-Chomrong-Bamboo-BC
18. Chulu East 6584 Damodar Gandaki Ktm-Beisahar-Ngadi-Jagat-Dharapani-BC

For extension of permit, an additional 25% of the total amount of the initial fee will be charged for each additional week. The team leader or climbing member must personally obtain permission from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Maximum number of people in a group is 12 pax.


– In case of cancellation of permission by NMA or if the campaign is not successful due to some other reason, the realized amount already paid will not be refunded. Each person or party must be accompanied by a Sardar/Guide who has been issued a climbing permit, who must be registered with the NMA.

Duties and Duties of Sardar/Guide:

  • Assisting the climbing team in recruitment of porters and other staff, control of porters, procurement of local food etc. and solving any problems that arise to the best of their ability.
  • If the party spends more time on the mountain than the specified time, inform the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
  • To ensure climbers comply with the terms of their permit.
  • To ensure climbers (trekkers) follow the designated route.
  • To ensure proper disposal of waste materials.
  • To report any violation of climbing rules to the NMA
  • To report any serious incident to the nearest police station.

Employment Status of Sardar/Guide:

  • A Sirdar guide will be employed from the day the climbing party starts the trek till the end of the trek. The Sardar/Guide will be provided with the following facilities
  • The minimum daily allowance should be given according to 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 base camp.

Leader’s/Guide’s Insurance:

  • For personal accident of all personnel going above base camp Rs. 200,000.00.

Nomination of representative in Kathmandu:

  • Each party holding a climbing permit will nominate a representative in Kathmandu to act as liaison between the NMA and the climbing team. A representative can be a person or organization registered with the NMA. The nominated representative shall be responsible for making necessary arrangements for the climbing party in case of accident or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Submission of Report:

  • After completing the climb and returning to Kathmandu, the party will submit a report to the NMA. in the form prescribed in Appendix ‘4’.

Right to Cancel Permission:

  • The NMA may cancel or withdraw the climbing permit with or without assigning any reason.

Not following the Rules:

  • If any hiking party acts contrary to the climbing permit or acts anti-socially or offensively against the customs and culture of the Nepali people, the NMA may recommend to the Government of Nepal to take necessary steps in accordance with Article 37. Mountaineering Rules 1979.

Environment Protection:

  • Base camp and other camps will be left fully inclined at the end of the climb. Do not leave any foreign materials like fixed ropes, pitons etc. on the hill. All trash and waste materials must be burned or otherwise disposed of.

Amendment of Regulations:

  • Any section of this regulation may be amended or modified by the NMA with the prior permission of the Government of Nepal.

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