Mountaineering
Nepal “The Paradise For The Mountaineers “ is the dreamland for the adventure seekers of the whole world. Nepal has the chain of the high Himalayas on the Northern Territory Ranging East to West on the Territory of Nepal. Nepal has the world’s highest Peak of the world Mt. Everest on the Eastern Region. Also, Nepal has the world’s longest Mountain Chain. Nepal has the eight of the highest peak out of fourteen peaks of the world. Everest (8848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho-Yo (8201m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m) are the world’s classics. Mountaineering in general can be said as the act of climbing the snowcapped landscapes which extends to the height of 3500 meters or the foothills which comprises equipments and physical strength with nature. Mountaineering in Nepal started from the year 1949.The World’s highest mountain “Everest” dragged the attention of the climbers and the nature lovers of the whole world, as a result the dream to conquer Mt. Everest flourished to the greater height. There are Three Hundred and Twenty Six Peaks in Nepal that are opened for Mountaineering. Nepal has the four season for Mountaineering i.e. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Mountaineering involves the interest, Mentality and courage to climb up the high snowcapped landscapes. Mountaineering in Nepal is one of the most prime factor that is able to attract the minds of the climbers around the world. This has been affecting the tourism growth of the whole country Nepal.

Mountaineering Rules in Nepal

1. Permit is to be obtained for Mountaineering from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Climbing Permits can also be gained through trekking agencies.

2. Submission of the route map for mountaineering expedition. i.e. During submission of the application to Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MOTCA) in Mountaineering section, submit a map as prescribed which clearly depicts the expedition route.

3. Payment of the Royalty (Climbing Fees) is to be done within two months from the date of permission. The failure of payment may result to the permission cancellation. The payment is to be made in favor of MOTCA, Mountaineering section.

4. The separate permission from Ministry of Information and Communication (from Singha Durbar) is required for filming.

5. A Royalty of US $ 50,000 has been fixed for the Everest for a team consisting of the seven members. The team may include five more members by paying extra US $ 10,000 for each additional member.

6. For the peak other than Mt. Everest, the team will have to pay an additional 25% of royalty in US $ to change the ascent route.

7. Any team permitted to scale Everest must pay US $ 10,000 if the team intends to change its originally agreed ascent route.