In exercise of the powers conferred by His Majesty's
Government (HMG). Nepal Mountaineering Association has
made the following rules to be observed for the climbing
of the peaks of Nepal Himalaya as listed in Appendix
These rules will come force at once.
Where applicable definitions for these rules will be
the same as those for His Majesty's Government, Mountaineering
Expedition Regulations 1979 and its first Amendment
Any person or Mountaineering team desirous of
climbing the peak listed in Appendix "1"
must receive permission from Nepal Mountaineering
Association. Application to climb the peak must
be made in the form as prescribed in Appendix
ii) Permission may be climb the peaks will be
granted for a period of one month only.
iii) Permission may be extended, if necessary,
for another period of two weeks.
iv) The period of permission granted relates to
time spent for climbing above the base camp. The
trek to and from the base camp is not included.
v) Application for climbing permit may be made
at any time by the concerned Mountaineering team.
Permit will be granted on a first come first serve
vi) Each climbing party will be given a permit
as prescribed in Appendix "3". The right
permission to another party for climbing the same
peak during the same period is reserved by Nepal
vii) Nepal Mountaineering Association will recommend
to Immigration Office of His Majesty's Government
for obtaining trekking permit of the area to the
Payment of fee: (Effective from January 1, 2001)
A climbing fee for 18 Trekking Peaks mentioned in Appendix
"1" will be charged as follows;
US$ 40.00 Per Person
US$ 25.00 Per Person
permit is valid for the period of one month only.
The maximum number of persons allowed in a group
For extending the 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.
Refund: In the event of cancellation of the permission
by NMA or the failure of the expedition to materialize
due to some others reason the fee already paid will
not be refunded.
Every individual or party granted a climbing permit
shall be accompanied by a Sirdar or Guide, who must
be registered with NMA.
Functions and Duties of the Sirdar/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 prescribed time
limit in the Mountain.
To ensure that the climbers comply with the term
of their permit.
To ensure that the climbers, (trekkers) follow the
To ensure proper disposal of waste materials.
To report to NMA any infringement of the climbing
To report any serious incidents to the nearest police
The Sirdar/Guide will be employed from the day the
climbing party begins the trek until the trek is
The Sirdar/guide will be provided with the following
Minimum daily allowance to be paid as per
the rules of His Majesty's Government Ministry
of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Food and accommodation (tent/s).
Climbing equipment and necessary clothing
if required to go above base camp.
Insurance: All employees going above base camp
must be insured for personal accident to the value of
NRs. 2,00,000/- (Amended 1999)
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 should be 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
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.
No-compliance of the regulation: Where any trekking
party acts in contravention to the climbing permit or
indulges in acts of unsociable or outrageous behavior
contrary to the customs and culture of the people of
Nepal. NMA may recommend to the HMG to take necessary
measures in accordance with article 37 of Mountaineering
Protection of Environments: Base camp and other camps
will be left perfectly clean at the conclusion of the
climb. No foreign materials such as fix ropes, pitons
etc. shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and
waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed off.
Revision of the Regulation: Any article of this regulation
may be revised or amended by NMA with prior permission
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