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.
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|
|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|
- 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|
|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