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Royalty and Size of Expedition Team

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 Season’s:

  1. Provide discount of 50% in winter and Summer Season and 75% in Autumn Season keeping intact the Royalty Fee in Spring Season.
  2. Increase the number of climbing member in an expedition from 12 to 15.
  3. Provide 100% discount on Royalty Fee for mountains located in mid and Far Western Development Regions for 5 years.t
  4. 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.

Everest (8,848m)

Climbing Route: South East Ridge (Normal Route)

No. Of Climbers Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
One Climber 25,000 12,500 6,250
Two Climbers 40,000 20,000 10,000
Three Climbers 48,000 24,000 12,000
Four Climbers 56,000 28,000 14,000
Five Climbers 60,000 30,000 15,000
Six Climbers 66,000 33,000 16,500
Seven Climbers 70,000 35,000 17,500
Per Extra Climber (One Expedition Team has 15 members in maximum) 10,000 5,000 2,500

Everest (8,848m)

Climbing Route: All Routes except South East Ridge (Normal Route)

No. Of Climbers Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
One Climber 15,00 7,500 3,750
Two Climbers 21,000 10,500 5,250
Three Climbers 27,000 13,500 6,750
Four Climbers 33,000 16,500 8,250
Five Climbers 39,000 19,500 9,750
Six Climbers 45,000 22,500 11,250
Seven Climbers 50,000 25,000 12,500
Per Extra Climber (One Expedition Team has 15 members in maximum) 10,000 5,000 2,500

Height of Mountain: All Mountains above 8,000 m (except Mt. Everest)

No. Of Climbers Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
One Climber 5,000 2,500 1,250
Two Climbers 6,000 3,000 1,500
Three Climbers 7,000 3,500 1,750
Four Climbers 8,000 4,000 2,000
Five Climbers 8,500 4,250 2,125
Six Climbers 9,000 4,500 2,250
Seven Climbers 10,000 5,000 2,500
Per Extra Climber (One Expedition Team has 15 members in maximum) 1,500 1,000 500

Height of Mountain: All Mountains above 7,501m to 7999m

No. Of Climbers Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
One Climber 2,000 1,000 500
Two Climbers 2,400 1,200 600
Three Climbers 2,800 1,400 700
Four Climbers 3,200 1,600 800
Five Climbers 3,600 1,800 900
Six Climbers 3,800 1,900 950
Seven Climbers 4,000 2,000 1,000
Per Extra Climber (One Expedition Team has 15 members in maximum) 500 400 200

Height of Mountain: All Mountains above 7,000m to 7500m

No. Of Climbers Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
One Climber 1,500 750 375
Two Climbers 1,800 900 450
Three Climbers 2,100 1,050 525
Four Climbers 2,400 1,200 600
Five Climbers 2,600 1,300 650
Six Climbers 2,800 1,400 700
Seven Climbers 3,000 1,500 750
Per Extra Climber (One Expedition Team has 15 members in maximum) 400 250 150

Height of Mountain: All Mountains above 6501m to 6999m (Except Mt. Amadablam)

No. Of Climbers Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
One Climber 1,000 500 250
Two Climbers 1,200 600 300
Three Climbers 1,400 700 350
Four Climbers 1,600 800 400
Five Climbers 1,800 900 450
Six Climbers 1,900 950 475
Seven Climbers 2,000 1,000 500
Per Extra Climber (One Expedition Team has 15 members in maximum) 300 200 100

Mount Amadablam (6812m)

No. Of Climbers Spring/Autumn Winter/Summer
One Climber 1,000 500
Two Climbers 1,200 600
Three Climbers 1,400 700
Four Climbers 1,600 800
Five Climbers 1,800 900
Six Climbers 1,900 950
Seven Climbers 2,000 1,000
Per Extra Climber (One Expedition Team has 15 members in maximum) 300 200

Height of Mountain: 6,500m or Below

No. Of Climbers Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
One Climber 400 200 100
Two Climbers 500 250 125
Three Climbers 600 300 150
Four Climbers 700 350 175
Five Climbers 800 400 200
Six Climbers 900 450 225
Seven Climbers 1,000 500 250
Per Extra Climber (One Expedition Team has 15 members in maximum) 200 100 50

Note: Royalty Fee are in US$. The above mentioned royalty rates are effective from July 16, 2008

Permit for Trekking Peaks:

Group “A” NMA Climbing Peaks

Sn Name of Mountain Height(m) Himalayan Range District Caravan Route
1 Mt.Cholatse 6440 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Pheriche-BC
2 Mt.Machermo 6237 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Gokya-BC
3 Mt.Kyaza Ri 6186 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Pheriche-BC
4 Mt.Nirekha 6186 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Pheriche-BC
5 Mt.Langsisa Ri 6427 Jugal Rasuwa Dhunche-Lantang-Langshis-ABC
6 Mt.Ombigaichen 6340 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Gokya-BC
7 Mt.Bokta 6143 Kanchenjunga Dolakha Charikot-Simigaon-beding-BC
8 Mt.Chekijo 6257 Gaurishankar Dolakha Charikot-Simigaon-beding-BC
9 Mt.Phari Lapcha 6017 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Machermo-BC
10 Mt.Lobuja West 6145 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Merala-BC
11 Mt.Larkya Peak 6249 Manaslu Gorkha Gorkha-Samagoun-Lamjung Bc
12 Mt.ABI 6097 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Merala-BC
13 Mt.Yubra Himal 6035 Langtang Himal Rasuwa Dhunche-Legberi BC
14 Mt.Yala 5732 Langtang Rasuwa Ktm-Dhunche-Langtang-Bc
15 Mt.Chhukung Ri 5550 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Ktm-Lukla-Namche-BC

Fee Structure for Group “A” NMA Peaks

Royalty for upto seven members (U.S Dollars) 500.00
Royalty for each additional member upto 12 person (U.S. Dollars) 100.00

Note: Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks. An amount of US$250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposit to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks. The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.

Group “B” NMA Climbing Peaks

Sn Name of Mountain Height(m) Himalayan Range District Caravan Route
1 Shigu Chuli (fluted peak) 6501 Annapurna Himal Gandaki ktm-pokhara-Tilkedhunga-Ghorepani-Tadhaani
2 Mera Pick 6654 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha ktm-jiri-shivalaya-Bhandar-sete- junbasi-nunthala- kharikhola-poyanbung-chadrabu- kothe-thangna-khar
3 Kusum Kangru 6357 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha ktm-lukla-namcheThame-Khumjung-B.C
4 Kwandge 6011 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Merala-Randimng-Hunde-B.C.
5 Chulu West 6419 Manang Gandaki Ktm-Besisahar-Ngadi-Jagat-Dharapani
6 Imja-tse(Island Peak) 6160 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha ktm-Lukla-Namche-Tyangboche-Pangpoche-Dingboche-chhukang-B.C.
7 Pharchamo 6187 Rolwaling Himal Janakpur Ktm-Dolkha-siguti-jagat-simigaon-Chagebukharka-Beding-Na-B.C.
8 Lobuje 6119 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Thame-RermoPokhari-Gokya-dzonghla-B.C.
9 Ramdung 5925 Rolwaling Himal Janakpur Ktm-dolkha-Siguti-GongerDoranangbu-Beding-Na-Kabung-Kydug-Kongma-Drolmaban- Tashi Lapcha-B.C.
10 Pisang 6091 Manang Gandaki Ktm-Beshisahar-Bahundanda-Chamja-Bagarchhap-Chame- Pisang B.C.
11 Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) 5663 Annapurna Himal Gandaki ktm-Pokhara-Dhampus-Langdrung- Ghandrung-Chomoro-Kuldi-B.C.
12 Khongma-tse (Mehar Peak) 5849 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Dole-Mechermo-gokyo-Dughala-B.C.
13 Ganja-la Chuli (Naya Kanga 5844 Langtang Himal Bagmati Ktm-Dhunche-Sysbru Goan- Lama hotel-Kyanjin Gomba-Ganjala B.C.
14 Pokhalde 5806 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Dole-Gokya-Na-Thagna Cholapass B.C.
15 Mardi Himal 5587 Annapurna Himal Gandaki Ktm-Pokhara-Hyangia-Dhiprang- Kharka-Mardi Basi Camp
16 Paldor 5896 Langtang Himal Bagmati Ktm-Dhading-Ankhu khola-Rigaon-JAralang-Sertung-Krarka-somdang

Fee Structure for Group “B” NMA Peaks

Group Size Rate US$ Additional P/P US$
1-4 persons 350.00 only
1-4 persons 350.00 only
5-8 persons 350.00 plus 40.00(per person)
9-12 persons 510.00 plus 25.00(per person)

Note: Maximum number of members in team is 12.
Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks
An amount of US$ 250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposit to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks. The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.