Peak climbing in Nepal gives hobby-climbers an opportunity to tackle a high Himalayan peak without organizing a major expedition. It is a comfortable compare to expedition in Nepal. Despite being lower 8,000 m peak climbing is no less demanding and adventure than an expedition.
Furthermore, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is a state-run alpine organization of Nepal. It has classified the peaks of Nepal into trekking peaks and expedition. Actually, trekking peaks present a great prospective of exciting activity.
And under this classification mountain having a height above 7,000 m are classified expedition peaks that require higher entry permit fees and additional climbing technical skillfulness. According to NMA, a trekking peak is a mountain lying at an elevation below 7,000 m which is less challenging.
Besides that, the association entitles the two sub-categories of the trekking peaks as Group “A” and Group “B”. Association supervises all peak climbing activities and focuses more on intend rules & regulations.
Peak climbing in Nepal is a chance to climb a Himalayan summit and a taste of being in the white wilderness, without burning a big home in your pocket. We only offer Peak climbing in popular trek destination with relatively easy access to the mountains. Most of these trips can be completed within a short period of time.
Nepal Peak climbing rules and regulation!
Climbing rules by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) (effective from August 6, 1981 onward )
In exercise of the powers conferred by Government of Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering Association has made the following rules to be observed for the climbing of the peaks of Nepal Himalaya listed in Appendix ‘1’. These rules will come into force at once.
Definition of peak climbing in Nepal Himalayas!
Where applicable definitions for these rules will be the same as those for Government of Nepal Mountaineering Expedition Regulations 1979 and its first Amendment 1984.
Nepal peak climbing permission while climbing Mountains:
Any person or mountaineering team desirous of climbing the peak must receive permission from Nepal Mountaineering Association. Application to climb the peak must be made in the form as prescribed. Permission to climb the peaks will be granted for a period of one month only.
Permission may be extended, if necessary, for another period of two weeks. The period of permission granted relates to time spent for climbing above the base camp. The trek to and from the base camp is not included. Application for a climbing permit may be made at any time by the concerned Expedition team.
A permit will be granted on a first come first serve basis. The right to give permission to another party for climbing the same peak during the same period is reserved by Nepal Mountaineering Association. Nepal Mountaineering Association will recommend to Immigration Office of Government of Nepal for obtaining trekking permit of the area to the team members.
For extending permission, an additional 25% charge of the total amount of the initial fee will be made for each extra week. The leader or climbing member of the team must collect the permit in person from Nepal Mountaineering Association. The maximum number of a person in a group is 12 people.
Functions and duties of the peak climbing Guide:
Assist the climbing party with the recruitment of porters and other staff, control of porters, local purchase of food, etc. And to solve any problem that may arise to the best of his ability.
Report to Nepal Mountaineering Association in case the party spends more than the prescribed time limit in the mountain.
Food and tent accommodation: Climbing equipment and necessary clothing if required to go above the base camp
Make a report to NMA any infringement of the climbing rules
Ensure that the climbers (trekkers) follow the specified routes.
Be ensure that the climbers comply with the terms of their permit.
If there is a serious incident then make a report to the nearest police post. The climbing guide shall be employed from the day the climbing party begins the trek until the trek is finished. The climbing guide provides with the following facilities:-
Minimum daily allowance to be paid as per the rules of Govt. of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism, and Civil Aviation.
Insurance: – All employees going above the base camp must be insured for a personal accident to the value of Rs. 200,000.00.
Nepal climbing nomination of representative in Kathmandu !
Each party granted climbing permit will nominate a representative in Kathmandu to act as the liaison between NMA and the climbing party. The representative may be an individual or an organization registered with NMA. The nominated representative will be responsible for making necessary arrangements for the climbing party in case of accidents or any other unforeseen circumstances.
Climbing peak submission of report !
On the conclusion of the climb and on return to Kathmandu, the party will submit a report to NMA in the form prescribed in Appendix ‘4’. Power to cancel the permit:- NMA may cancel or withdraw the climbing permit any time with or without showing any particular reason. Non-compliance of the regulation: – Where any trekking/climbing party acts in contravention to the climbing permit or indulges in acts of unsocial or outrageous behavior contrary to the customs and culture of the people of Nepal, NMA may recommend to the Nepal Govt. to take necessary measures in accordance with the article 37 of Mountaineering Regulations 1979.
Protection of Environment while on peak climbing: –
Base camp and other camps will be left perfectly clean at the conclusion of the climb. No foreign materials, such as fix rope, pitons, etc shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed of.
Revision of the regulations of Nepal peak climbing :-
Any article of this regulation may be revised or amended by NMA with the prior permission of Nepal government.