Trekking Peak Climbing
Peak Climbing in Nepal is considered one of the best adventure destinations in the world. Nepal's geography packs an extremely varied landscape into a small area. The immense contrasts in altitude and climates found here support a spectacular mix of lifestyles, vegetation and wildlife. Nepal is probably the only country in the world where you can climb the highest mountains in the world. The core of the mountain complex known as Himalayas ‘abode of snow’ is the youngest and highest mountain system of the world. The name is based on the Sanskrit words, “Him” Which means snow and “alaya” means abode. Trek in the scenic countryside with the icy pinnacles always in the background as well as enjoy Jungle safari in lush green forests, considered to be the densest in the entire South Asian region. The 800 km stretch of the Nepal Himalayas is considered to be the the greatest in the world with eight peaks that rise above 8,000 meter including the highest in the world, Mt. Everest. Ever since the country opened its peaks from 5,500 to 8, 848 meters to the climbers in 1949, the Nepal Himalayas has become a great stage for mountaineering activity and the drama of success and failure have provided impetus to thousands of men and women to meet the ultimate challenge on some of the harshest terrain on earth..
Group "A" Peak
Group "B" Peak
Radio and Telephone Permits:
Operating licenses must be obtained and paid for to use two-way radio equipment and telephones.
Expedition teams wishing to make documentary films of their climb must obtain government permission and pay an associated permit fee.
There are four main mountaineering seasons - spring (March to May), summer (June to August), autumn (September to November) and winter (December to February).
In the event of cancellation of the permission by NMA or the failure of the expedition to materialize due to some other reasons, the fees already paid will not be refunded. Every individual or party granted a Sirdar/Guide, who must be registered with NMA, should accompany a climbing permit.
Functions and duties of the Sirdar/Guide:
1. 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.
2. To report to Nepal Mountaineering Association in case the party spends more than the prescribed time limit in the mountain.
3. To ensure that the climbers comply with the terms of their permit.
4. To ensure that the climbers (trekkers) follow the specified route.
5. To ensure proper disposal of waste materials.
6. To report to NMA any infringement of the climbing rules.
7. To report any serious incidents to the nearest police post. The Sirdar Guide shall be employed from the day the climbing party begins the trek until the trek is finished. The Sirdar/Guide will be provided with the following facilities:
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. 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 His Majesty Government to take necessary measures in accordance with Article 37 of Mountaineering Regulations 1979.
Protection of Environment:
Base Camp and other camps will be left perfectly clean 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 off.
Fee Structure for Group 'A' NMA Peaks:
Royalty for up to seven members: USD 500.00
Royalty for each additional member upto 12 persons: USD 100.00
Fee Structure for Group 'B' NMA Peaks:
Royalty for 1-4 members: USD 350.00
Royalty for 5-8 members: USD 350.00 + USD 40.00 per person
Royalty for 9-12 members: USD 510.00 + USD 25.00 per person
Note: Maximum number of members in one team is 12.
Garbage Deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks:
A Garbage Deposit fee of USD 250.00 payable to NMA is required to obtain permits for all 33 NMA peaks. Refunds on the Garbage Deposit shall be as per NMA provisions.