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Mountaineering Royalty Nepal

Mountaineering is the set of activities that involves ascending mountains. Mountaineering-related activities include traditional outdoor climbing.

Nepal’s climbing history goes back a long way starting with the early explorers from British India who were lured by lofty peaks and the challenges of climbing virgin peaks where no human had set foot before. By the 1960s Nepal’s trekking and mountaineering industry was well established with private companies providing all logistics including porters and guides for a full expedition that would spend months in the mountains.

Today there are many companies that will take care of every aspect of mountain climbing and all the mountaineer has to do is arrive in good shape physically and mentally, prepared to take on the challenge and not worry about equipment and supplies. Most of the Everest expeditions are handled by well-known and trusted private companies.

The government collected Rs 389.5 million in royalties from mountaineering expeditions in 2017, a growth of 27.61 percent compared to the earnings of 2016. The rise in royalty collection from mountaineering expeditions shows that the country’s tourism industry is indeed bouncing back on track after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.

The government has recently restructured Royalties of Mountain Climbing permits in Nepal. The changed royalty structure has been implemented since 1st of January 2015. The objectives of restructuring the royalty fees are in order to stimulate climbing tourism to make competitive with neighboring counties, to promote mountain climbing in remote locations, and to encourage mountaineering/climbing all year round.

1. Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in American Dollar

S.NMountainSpring SeasonAutumn SeasonWinter/ Summer
1.Everest Normal Route1100055002750
2.Everest Other Route1000050002500
3.Others Mountain more than 8000 m.1800900450
4.7501m.-7999m.600300150
5.7000m. – 7500m.500250125
6.6501m – 6999m.400200100
7.Mt. Amadablam (6812M)400400200
8.Less than 650025012570

2. Royalty for Nepalese Climber per Person in Rupees

1500
S.N.MountainSpring SeasonAutumn SeasonWinter/ Summer
1.Everest Normal Route750003750018250
2.Everest Other Route600003000015000
3.Others Mountain more than 8000 m.1000050002500
4.7501m.-7999m.800040002000
5.7000m. – 7500m.60003000
6.6501m – 6999m.500025001250
7.Mt. Amadablam (6812M)800080004000
8.Less than 6500400020001000

The Mountaineering Royalty has been totally waived to those mountains situated on mid western and Far western development region of Nepal for 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July 2013 to 15 July 2018)

  • Royalty of foreign climbers will effect from 01Jan. , 2015
  • Royalty for Nepali climbers will effect 2070.11.1

Amount to be deposited for Garbage Management

The Mountaineering expedition team shall deposit the following amount as for the garbage management :

(a) For the following mountains of the Khumbu and Annapurna Himalayan range –

For the Mount EverestFour thousand U.S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.
For the other mountain having the height of above 8001 meter except Mount EverestThree thousand U.S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees
For the mountain having the height of 7001  to 8000 meter and Amadablam mountainTwo thousand U.S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees
For the mountain having the height of 6501 to 7000 meterOne thousand U.S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees
For the mountain having the height of less than 6500 meterFive hundred U.S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees

(b) For the following mountains of the other Himalayan range other than expressed in clause (a).

For the other mountain having the height of more than  8000 meterThree thousand U.S. Dollars or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees
For the mountain having the
height of less than  8000 meter
Five hundred U.S. Dollars or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.
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Kulendra Baral

Kulendra Baral is a travel and tourism specialist in Nepal. In 2004, Nepal Visitors was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Visitors is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated

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