Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

Asking for mountaineering permission: The following documents have to be sent to the Ministry of tourism, Mountaineering Division, Katmandu, Nepal

  • Completed Application
  • Endorsement of the National Alpine Club.(if there is no Alpine Club, endorsement of the Government of your side)
  • Short biography of all members of the mountaineering (with photograph)
  • Map and/ or photograph of the mountain including mountaineering route.
  • Approach route map.

Since mountaineering permission is granted on ‘first come first serve’ basis, it is therefore necessary to enlist the mountaineering’s name for the particular mountain for the particular season of the year. The listing is made when the completed application form with all documents are received by the Ministry of Tourism. Incase all documents mentioned above cannot be submitted at a time, booking is possible with only the completed application by the mountaineering leader.

  • Import of foods and equipment: Invoices and airway bill or bill of lading (four copies each) have to be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism for import license and customs clearance for the import of mountaineering foods and equipment to Nepal. CIF Katmandu value is to be clearly mentioned in the invoice.
  • Communication Equipment: As Walkie-talkies, Transceiver (Wireless) sets and other communication equipment are controlled articles in Nepal. Please declare these articles in the customs office (at entry point) that you wish to bring into Nepal for use during mountaineering period. Such equipments have to be collected from the customs office by receiving permission letter from the Ministry of communication. For the clearance of the equipment completed application form and invoice with catalogue or specifications (four copies each) should be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism which is later to be sent to other concerned government offices.
  • Filming or Documentary: Permission is required for filming or documentary. The Ministry of Communication must be contacted for filming in Nepal.
  • More than one team may be permitted to climb Mt. Everest (Mt. Everest) by a separate route each in one season.
  • The mountaineering team must complete all necessary administrative formalities and procedures in order to send back the garbage of the mountaineering to their respective countries, after the completion of the mountaineering. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation will take necessary monetary deposit from them, which will be refunded after the dispatch of the garbage from Nepal.

 The power conferred by Government of Nepal. Nepal Mountaineering Association has made the following rules to be observed for the mountaineering of the peaks of Nepal Himalaya. These rules will come force at once. Applicable definitions for these rules will be the same as those for Government of Nepal, Mountaineering Regulations 1984.

  1. Refund:

In the event of cancellation of the permission by Nepal Mountaineering Association or the failure of the mountaineering to materialize due to some others reason the fee already paid will not be refunded.

  1. Every individual or party granted mountaineering permit shall be accompanied by a Sirdar or Guide, who must be registered with Nepal Mountaineering Association.
  1. Insurance:

All employees going above base camp must be insured for personal accident to the value of NRs. 2, 00,000/- (Amended 1999)

  1. Nomination of Representative in Kathmandu:

Each party granted mountaineering permit will nominate representative in Kathmandu to act as liaison between Nepal Mountaineering Association and the mountaineering party. The representative should be an organization registered with Nepal Mountaineering Association. The nominated representative will be responsible for making necessary arrangements for the mountaineering party in case of accidents or any other unforeseen circumstances.

  1. Submission of report:

On the conclusion of the climb and on return to Kathmandu the party will submit a report to Nepal Mountaineering Association in the form prescribed in Appendix “4”.

  1. Power to cancel the permit:

Nepal Mountaineering Association may cancel or withdraw the mountaineering permit any time with or without showing any particular reason.

  1. No-compliance of the regulation:

Where any trekking party acts in contravention to the mountaineering permit or indulges in acts of unsociable or outrageous behaviour contrary to the customs and culture of the people of Nepal. Nepal Mountaineering Association may recommend to the Government of Nepal to take necessary measures in accordance with article 37 of Mountaineering Regulations 1979.

  1. Protection of Environments:

Base camp and other camps will be left perfectly clean at the conclusion of the climb. No foreign materials such as fix ropes, pitons etc. shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed off.

  1. Revision of the Regulation:

Any article of this regulation may be revised or amended by Nepal Mountaineering Association with prior permission of Government of Nepal.

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