Peak Climbing Rules

Peak Climbing Rules

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized 33 climbing peaks 2 different groups ‘A’ and ‘B’ which are given below. Please check the related fee accordingly.

Group “A” NMA(Nepal Mountaineering Association) Expedition Peaks:

S.N.Name of PeaksAltitude in MeterHimalayan RangeDistrict
3.Mt.Kyazo Ri6186MahalangurSolukhumbu
5.Mt.Langsisa Ri6427JugalRasuwa
9.Mt.Phari Lapcha6017MahalangurSolukhumbu
10.Mt.Lobuje West6145MahalangurSolukhumbu
11.Mt.Larkya Peak6010ManasluGorkha
13.Mt.Yubra Himal6035Langtang HimalRasuwa
15.Mt.Chhukung Ri5550MahalangurSolukhumbu

Fee Structure For Group “A” NMA Peaks

Royalty for upto seven members (U.S Dollars) 500.00
Royalty for each additional member up to 12 person (U.S. Dollars) 100.00

Group “B” NMA(Nepal Mountaineering Association) Climbing Peaks:

Group “B” NMA(Nepal Mountaineering Association) Climbing Peaks:

S.N.Name of PeaksAltitude in MeterHimalayan RangeRegion
1.Shigu Chuli(fluted peak)6501Annapurna HimalGandaki
2.Mera Peak6470Khumbu HimalSagarmatha
3.Kusum Kangru6367Khumbu HimalSagarmatha
4.Kwangde6011Khumbu HimalSagarmatha
5.Chulu West6419ManangGandaki
6.Imja Tse(Island Peak)6160Khumbu HimalSagarmatha
7.Pharchamo6187Rolwaling HimalJanakpur
8.Lobuje6119Khumbu HimalSagarmatha
9.Ramdung5925Rolwaling HimalJanakpur
10.Pisang Peak6091ManangGandaki
11.Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak)5663Annapurna HimalGandaki
12.Khongma Tse(Mehara Peak)5849Khumbu HimalSagarmatha
13.Ganja-la Chuli(Naya Kanga)5844Langtang HimalBagmati
14.Pokhalde5806Khumbu HimalSagarmatha
15.Mardi Himal5587Annapurna HimalGandaki
16.Paldor Peak5896Langtang HimalBagmati
18.Chulu East6584DamodarGandaki

In the exercise of the powers conferred by the Government of Nepal, the Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA) has made the following rules to be observed for the climbing of the peaks of Nepal Himalaya listed in Appendix ‘1’. These rules will come into force at once.

Where applicable definitions for these rules will be the same as those for the Government of Nepal Mountaineering Expedition Regulations 1979 and its First Amendment 1984.

Any person or mountaineering team desirous of climbing the peak listed in Appendix ‘1 ’ must receive permission from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Application to climb the peak must be made in the form as prescribed in Appendix ‘2’. Permission to climb the peaks will be granted for one month only. Permission may be extended, if necessary, for another period of two weeks. The period of permission granted relates to time spent climbing above the base camp. The trek to and from the base camp is not included. Application for a climbing permit may be made at any time by the concerned mountaineering team. Permit will be granted on a first come first serve basis. The right to permit another party to climb the same peak during the same period is reserved by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Nepal Mountaineering Association will recommend to the Immigration Office of the Government of Nepal to obtain a trekking permit for the area to the team members.

Payment of fee: (Effective from January 1, 2001)
A climbing fee for 18 Trekking Peaks mentioned in Appendix “1” will be charged as follows:

Group SizeClimbing Fee US$Additional Persons
1-4 PersonsUS$ 350.00 n.a.
5-8 PersonsUS$ 350.00US$ 40.00 Per Person
9-12 PersonsUS$ 510.00US$ 25.00 Per Person

The permit is valid for one month only.
The maximum number of people in a group is 12 pax.

Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks
An amount of US$250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposited to get a permit to all 33 NMA peaks.

The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA provisions.

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 the 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 other reasons, the fees 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 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 the Nepal Mountaineering Association in case the party spends more than the prescribed time limit on 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. The Sirder 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 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: – All employees going above the base camp must be insured for personal accidents to the value of Rs. 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 may be an individual or an organisation 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 off.

Revision of the Regulations:- any article of this regulation may be revised or amended by NMA with prior permission of Government of Nepal.