Effective since August 6, 1981
The Nepal Mountaineering Association has established the following guidelines for climbing the peaks of the Nepal Himalayas mentioned in the list below to execute the authority granted by the Government of Nepal. This legislation will be implemented immediately.
The Nepal Mountaineering Expedition Regulations of 1979 and its first Amendment of 1984 will serve as the definitional framework for these rules, where appropriate.
The Nepal Mountaineering Association grants permission to any climber or mountaineering team who wishes to ascend any of the 33 peaks specified below. The consent is given for 30 days. Still, another two weeks of permission may be granted, if required. If additional time is needed, permission may be provided for another two weeks. The time frame for which consent was given applies to ascending above base camp. The journey to and from the base camp is excluded.
Any concerned climber can apply at any time of the year. The application is approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nepal Mountaineering Association reserves the right to allow another party to climb the same peak during the same time. The team members should have a trekking permit for the area, according to the Nepal Mountaineering Association's recommendation to the government of Nepal's Immigration Office. The team members should have a trekking permit for the region, according to the Nepal Mountaineering Association's proposal to the government of Nepal's Immigration Office.
NMA designated Climbing Peaks
- Cholatse [6440m] in Khumbu
- Machermo [6273m] in Mahalangpur
- Kyazo Ri [6186 m] in Mahalangpur
- Phari Lapcha [6017 m] in Mahalangpur
- Nirekha [6159 m] in Mahalangpur
- Langsisa Ri [6427 m] in Jugal
- Ombigaichen [6340 m] in Mahalangur
- Bokta [6143 m] in Kanchenjunga
- Chekigo [6257 m] in Gaurishankar
- Lobuje West [6145 m] in Khumbu
- Larkya Peak [6010 m] in Manaslu
- ABI [6097 m] in Mahalangur
- Yubra Himal [6035 m] in Langtang Himal
- Chhukung Ri [5550 m] in Khumbu
- Yala Peak [5732 m] Langtang
- Hiunchuli [6441m] in Annapurna Himal, Gandaki
- Singu Chuli (Fluted peak) [6501m] in Annapurna Himal, Gandaki
- Mera peak [6654m] in Khumbu Himal, Sagarmatha
- Kusum Kangru [6367m] in Khumbu Himal, Sagarmatha
- Kwangde [6011m] in Khumbu Himal, Sagarmatha
- Chulu West [6419m] Manang District, Gandaki
- Chulu East [6200m] Manang District, Gandaki
- Imja Tse (Island Peak) [6160m] in Khumbu Himal, Sagarmatha
- Parchemuche [6187m] in Rolwaling Himal, Janakpur
- Lobuje [6119m] in Khumbu Himal, Sagarmatha
- Ramdung [5925m] in Rolwaling Himal, Janakpur
- Pisang peak [6091m] in Manang District, Gandaki
- Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) [5663m] in Annapurna Himal, Gandaki
- Khongma Tse (Mehra Peak) [5849m] in Khumbu Himal, Sagarmatha
- Ganja La Chuli (Naya Kamga) [5849m] in Langtang Himal, Bagmati
- Pokhalde [5806m] in Khumbu Himal, Sagarmatha
- Mardi Himal [5587m] in Annapurna Himal, Gandaki
- Paldor Peak [5896m] in Langtang Himal, Bagmati
Payment of fee
The NMA Trekking Peaks have the following climbing rates:
Group Size Rate:
- US$ 350.00 (1-4 Persons) +US$ Additional Per Person (Approx.)
- US$ 350 +40 (5-8 persons) Per Person (Approx.)
- US$ 519+25 (9-12) Per Person (Approx.)
For each extra week that permission is extended, a charge equal to an additional 25% of the initial cost will be applied. The permit must be picked up from Nepal Mountaineering Association by the team's leader or climbing member. A group can have a maximum of 12 individuals.
If the NMA withdraws its approval or the expedition cannot take place for other reasons, the previously paid fees will not be returned. Any person or group given climbing permission must be accompanied by a Sirdar/Guide registered with the NMA.
Role of Sirdar/Guide
- Helping the climbing party find porters and other assistants, supervising porters, buying food locally, etc., and doing everything in his power to find a solution to any emerging issue.
- If the group stays longer on the peak than allowed, notify the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
- To make sure the climbers adhere to the requirements of their permit.
- To guarantee the climbers' (trekkers') adherence to the designated trail.
- To make sure that waste is disposed of properly.
- Reporting any violations of the climbing regulations to NMA
- Inform the closest police station of any crucial incidents. The Sirdar Guide will be on duty from the time the climbing party starts the climb until it is over.
- There will be the following amenities available for the Sirdar/Guide:
- A minimum daily allowance must be paid per the Nepalese government, the tourism ministry, and civil aviation laws.
Food and Tent accommodation
It is mandatory to have climbing equipment and appropriate clothing for the journey above the base camp.
NRP 200,000 must be insured for the employees in the event of personal accidents.
Nomination of Representative in Kathmandu
Each party that receives a climbing permit will appoint a representative in Kathmandu to serve as the NMA's point of contact with the climbing party. The representative could be either a person or a business that is NMA-registered. In the event of incidents or other unanticipated events, the designated representative will make the required preparations for the climbing party.
Submission of report
The climbers must prepare and submit the report to the NMA after the climb.
Authority to cancel the permit
NMA has the authority to cancel the climbing permit without any explanation.
Non-compliance with the regulation
The NMA may suggest to the Government of Nepal to take necessary measures following article 37 of the Mountaineering Regulations 1979. This could occur when any trekking party violates the terms of the climbing permit or demonstrates improper or outrageous behavior against Nepali culture and tradition.
Protection of Environment
- After the climb, the base camp and the surrounding areas must be cleaned appropriately.
- The climbers cannot leave artificial materials such as ropes, pitons, crampons, etc.
- Combustible waste materials must be burned, and non-combustible materials must be disposed of properly.
Revision of the Regulations
Any of the rules and regulations mentioned above are subject to possible future amendments with approval from the Government of Nepal.