Peak Permits

Nepal Mountaineering Association: Climbing rules (Effective August 6, 1981)
In exercise of the powers conferred by Government of Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering Association 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.

Definition: -
Where applicable definitions for these rules will be the same as those for 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 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 a period of one month only. Permission may be extended, if necessary, for another period of two weeks. 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. 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 basis. The right to give permission to another party for climbing the same peak during the same period is reserved by Nepal Mountaineering Association. Nepal Mountaineering Association will recommend to Immigration Office of Government of Nepal for obtaining trekking permit of the area to the team members.

Payment of fee:-
The climbing fee structure of NMA  Peaks is as follows:
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 Nepal Mountaineering Association. The maximum number of person in a group is 12 pax.

In the event of cancellation of the permission by NMA or the failure of the expedition to materialize due to some other reasons, the feels 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 Nepal Mountaineering Association in case the party spends more than the prescribed time limit in 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:-

Minimum daily allowance to be paid as per the rules of 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 accident to the value of Rs. 200,000.00.

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.

Service Charges for NMA Peaks

Service Charges for Foreign Climber per person in US dollar

Group "A" Cost/Season→ Spring Autumn Winter Summer
SN Name of the peak Region Height↓ March-April-May Sept-Oct-Nov Dec-Jan-Feb June-July-August
1 Mt Cholatse Khumbu 6423m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
2 Mt. Kyazo Ri Mahalangur 6151m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
3 Mt.Phari Lapcha Mahalangur 6017m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
4 Mt. Nirekha Mahalangur 6159m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
5 Mt. Langsisa Ri Jugal 6412m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
6 Mt. Ombigaichen Mahalangur 6340m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
7 Mt. Bokta Kanchenjunga 6114m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
8 Mt. Chekigo Gaurishankar 6121m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
9 Mt. Lobuje West Khumbu 6135m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
10 Mt. Larkya Peak Manaslu 6416m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
11 Mt. ABI Mahalangur 6043m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
12 Mt. Yubra Himal Langtang Himal 6048m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70


Group "B' Cost/Season→ Spring Autumn Winter Summer
SN Name of the peak
Region Height↓ March-April-May Sept-Oct-Nov Dec-Jan-Feb June-July-August
1 Hiunchuli Annapurna Himal 6434m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
2 Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) Annapurna Himal 6501m USD400 USD200 USD100 USD100
3 Mera Peak Khumbu Himal 6470m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
4 Kusum Kangru Khumbu Himal 6360m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
5 Kwangde Khumbu Himal 6086m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
6 Chulu West Manang district 6419m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
7 Chulu East Manang district 6584m USD400 USD200 USD100 USD100
8 Imja Tse (Island Peak) Khumbu Himal 6165m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
9 Pharchamo Rolwaling Himal 6279m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
10 Lobuje Khumbu Himal 6090m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
11 Ramdung Rolwaling Himal 5900m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
12 Pisang Peak Manang district 6091m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
13 Khongma Tse (Mehra Peak) Khumbu Himal 5849m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
14 Ganja La Chuli (Naya Kanga) Langtang Himal 5863m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
15 Paldor Peak Langtang Himal 5903m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70

As per the decision of secretary level dated 2071/1/16, the insurance amount for sardar,mountain guide and high altitude worker fund is fixed as Rs 15 lakhs.Similarly, medical insurance is fixed as Rs 4 lakhs.Mountain Heli-rescue of 10000USD is also required.

Note : Maximum number of members in a team is 15.

Garbage deposit to acquire climbing permit will be same  i.e. US$ 500.00. The refund shall be made as per the provisions of NMA...