Himalayas is the
largest and the highest occupying 800 km across, with eight peaks
that rise above 8,000m. including the highest Mountain of the world
, The Mt. Everest .
Ever since the country was first opened to climbers if 1949, Nepal
Himalayan has become a great theatre of mountaineering activity and
the drama of success and failure have provided impetus to more men
to meet the ultimate adventure. It is therefore, through all the
ages, Nepal Himalayan had been the center of attractions to the
whole world, be it saints, philosophers, researchers or adventures.
to climb Mount Everest
All mountaineering team,
desirous of obtaining a permit in Nepal, shall submit an application
in the form as prescribed, to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism
& Civil Aviation, Mountaineering Section (Phone:4256228,4247037,4256231)
enclosing a recommendation of the concerned government, or of
Mountaineering Association (U.I.A.A) or a recommendation of the
Embassy of its home country for the kingdom of Nepal, ordinarily
four months prior to its proposed mountaineering expedition.
Submission of route
map for Mountaineering Expedition
team, while submitting an application to the Ministry of Culture,
Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mountaineering Section for a
mountaineering permit, should submit a map, as prescribe which
clearly depicts the caravan route and the expedition route.
Payment of Climbing
The leader of the
expedition team is required to pay the full amount of climbing
permit fee (Royalty) within two months of the date of permission. In
case of the failure of the payment of royalty within two months,
such permission may be cancelled.
The climbing permit fee
(Royalty) must be paid directly in favor of the ministry of Culture,
Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mountaineering Section, either by bank
draft or bank transfer to Nepal Rashtra Bank, Thapathali, Kathmandu,
payable in convertible foreign currency.
His Majesty's Government
may provide the following facilities to any Mountaineering team
which has obtained permit for mountaineering expedition:
import and use temporarily, during the expedition such number of
walkie – talkies not exceeding 12 and two sets of wireless
having the capacity to communicate between the base camp and the
nearest police station or the place where the means of
telecommunication is available on the condition that such sets
shall be taken back to the home country of the team after the
end of the expedition.
exemption of customs duty on the goods and materials imported
for the expedition.
sets of wireless having the capacity to communicate between the
base camp and the capital city Kathmandu, provide the
mountaineering team desirous to use such facility shall have to
hand over one of the two sets of wireless to the Ministry of
Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mountaineering Section,
for its use during the continuation of the expedition.
The Royalty and the size
of the Expedition Team:
than one team may be permitted to climb Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest)
by a separate route each in one season.
Royalty of US$50,000 has been fixed for Sagarmatha for a team
consisting of seven members. The team may include 5 more members
provided it pays extra US$ 10,000 for each additional member.
The royalty includes trekking fee of the team members. The team
members will be granted three months visa. Additional, US$
20,000 will have to be paid by the team willing to scale Mt.
Everest by normal south – east ridge route.
all regions including Khumbu, an expedition team can have up to
7 members for the minimum, and 5 more members for the additional
team already permitted to scale Mt. Everest will have to pay US$
10,000 if it intends to change the accent route. It will have to
pay additional US$ 20,000,if it intends to change the ascent
route to normal south east ridge route
peaks other than Mt. Everest, the team will have to pay an
additional 25% of the royalty in US$ to change the ascent route.
team must complete all necessary administrative formalities and
procedures in order to send back the garbage of the expedition
team to their respective countries, after the completion of the
expedition. The Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation will
take necessary monetary deposit from them, which will be
refunded after the dispatch of the garbage from Nepal.