Nepal is one of the best adventure destinations in the world because of her rich biodiversity and unique landscape within a small area.

With eight out of 14 peaks above 8000m, Nepal's Himalayas stretches more than 800 kilometres. The mountain tourism in Nepal started to be promoted ever since the country opened its peaks to climbers in 1949. Out of more than 1300 peaks above 5000m., 263 peaks ranging from 6500m. to Mt. Everest (8848m.) have been opened for climbing. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has been entrusted with the responsibility of promoting and issuing permit for 33 peaks for alpine trekking. The Himalayas in Nepal have become an important attraction to many adventure lovers, philosophers and researchers.

Total number of peaks opened for Mountaineering

Royalties for Expedition in Nepal

Realizing mountaineering as the back-bone of Nepal's tourism industry, the Government of Nepal has made following decisions in a bid to make mountaineering royalty fee competitive amongst the neighboring countries, promote mountains lying in remote and less privileged areas, and create environment to transform the seasonal mountaineering business operational round the year and materialize the concept of 'Nepal for all Seasons':

  • Provide discount of 75% in winter and Summer Season and 50% in Autumn Season keeping intact the Royalty Fee in Spring Season.
  • Increase the number of climbing member in an expedition from 12 to 15.
  • Implement Incremental Royalty Break-down System (IRDS), a system under which permit fee increases with the increase in number of climbing members, on all mountains instead of lump sum per expedition having climbing members seven or less than that.

Royalty for mountaineering in NepalTuesday, February 11th, 2014 As per the notice published in Nepal gazette on 12 February 2014, the Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal has been amended for foreign and Nepalese climbers as follows.

Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in US Dollar

S.N. Mountain Spring Season Autumn Season Winter/Summer
1. Everest Normal Route 11000 5500 2750
2. Everest Other Route 10000 5000 2500
3. Others Mountain more than 8000 m. 1800 900 450
4. 7501m.-7999m. 600 300 150
5. 7000m. – 7500m. 500 250 125
6. 6501m – 6999m. 400 200 100
7. Mt. Amadablam (6812M) 400 400 200
8. Less than 6500m. 250 125 70


  1. Royalty for Nepalese Climber per Person in Nepalese Rupees
S.N. Mountain Spring Season Autumn Season Winter/ Summer
1. Everest Normal Route 75000 37500 18250
2. Everest Other Route 60000 30000 15000
3. Others Mountain more than 8000 m. 10000 5000 2500
4. 7501m.-7999m. 8000 4000 2000
5. 7000m. – 7500m. 6000 3000 1500
6. 6501m – 6999m. 5000 2500 1250
7. Mt. Amadablam (6812M) 8000 8000 4000
8. Less than 6500 m. 4000 2000 1000


Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal has expected that the timely amendment in Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal will be the milestone for the promotion of Nepalese Mountaineering Sector around the World.
(Madhusudan Burlakoti) Joint Secretary