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Royalty Fee Structure of Himalayan Peaks of Nepal

Annex-4 (Related to Rule 4, Sub-Rule 1)

As per notice in the Nepal gazette on 12 February 2014, the Government of Nepal amends the Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal for foreign and Nepalese climbers also as follows.

1. Royalty for Foreign Climbers on Per Person basis in US Dollar (US$):
Mountains Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
Mt. Everest Normal Route US $11,000 US $5,500 US $2,750
Mt. Everest Other Route US $11,000 US $5,000 US $2,500
Above 8,000 meters US $1,800 US $900 US $450
Between 7, 501 to 7,999 meters US $600 US $300 US $150
Between 7,000 to 7,500 meters US $500 US $250 US $125
Between 6,501 to 6,999 meters US $400 US $200 US $100
Mt. Amadablam (6,812m) US $400 US $400 US $200
Less than 6,500 meters US $250 US $125 US $70

Note: The provision of Royalty for foreign climbers will come into effect from 1 January, 2015 (B.S. 2071/09/17).

2. Royalty for Nepalese Climbers on Per Person basis in Nepalese Rupees (NRs):
Mountains Spring Autumn Winter/Summer
Mt. Everest Normal Route Rs 75,000 Rs 37,500 Rs 18,250
Mt. Everest Other Route Rs 60,000 Rs 30,000 Rs 15,000
Above 8,000 meters Rs 10,000 Rs 5,000 Rs 2,500
Between 7, 501 to 7,999 meters Rs 8,000 Rs 4,000 Rs 2,000
Between 7,000 to 7,500 meters Rs 6,000 Rs 3,000 Rs 1,500
Between 6,501 to 6,999 meters Rs 5,000 Rs 2,500 Rs 1,250
Mt. Amadablam (6,812m) Rs 8,000 Rs 8,000 Rs 4,000
Less than 6,500 meters Rs 4,000 Rs 2,000 Rs 1,000

Note: Royalty for Nepalese climbers will come into effect from 13 February, 2014 (B.S. 20170/11/01).

3. The Mountaineering Royalty is free to the mountains in Mid Western and Far Western Development Regions of Nepal for 5 years effecting from 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July, 2013 to 15 July, 2018).

Note: Maximum number of members in one team is 15.

Regulations:

The climbing of any of the scheduled expedition peaks in Nepal is regulated by Government of Nepal under Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation located at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Therefore, proof of various financial and environmental guarantees are necessary to issue a climbing permit upon payment of the appropriate Royalty.

Liaison Officer:

Many peaks do not require a Liaison Officer. However, wherever required, the expedition team must cover all costs of the Liaison Officer. For all expeditions exceeding 6,500 meters of elevation, a government liaison officer will accompany the team to base camp for the duration of the expedition. The primary function of this liaison officer is to ensure that the mountaineering regulations and laws of Nepal are properly implemented. This also includes the environmental responsibilities.

Environmental deposit:

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:-

Mountains between 7,001 to 8,000 meters and AmadablamUS $2,000 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.Mountains between 6,501 to 7,000 metersUS $1,000 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.Mountains less than 6,500 metersUS $500 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.

Mount Everest US $4,000 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.
Mountains above 8,001 meters except Mount Everest US $3,000 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.

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

Mountains more than 8,000 meters US $3,000 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.
Mountains less than 8,000 meters US $500 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.
The materials to be considered as garbage:

The following materials shall come under the following garbage:

  • First type of garbage which can be destroyed: toilet paper, paper, cardboard, things made from bamboo, jute and cotton bag, decomposed food.
  • Second type of garbage which can be recycled: tin, bottle, jar, plastic can, plastic sheet, reusable gas cylinder, plastic bag or gas container.
  • Third type of garbage which has to be re-imported: used oxygen bottle, used battery, equipment to be used for climbing or personal goods also.
Filming Permits:

An expedition wishing to make documentary films of their climbs must obtain government permission from the Ministry of Information and Communications also and pay a permit fee as per the current provisions.

Seasons:

Expeditions can go throughout the year. However, the highest peaks the latter part of the spring season is the most popular since weather and snow conditions are more predictable at this time. Although winter season is sometimes possible but weather conditions usually make successful attempts unlikely. Likewise, the other popular season is autumn.

Weather Update:

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Definition of Seasons:

The following division of months denote as different seasons:

  • Spring: March, April, May
  • Summer: June, July, August
  • Autumn: September, October, November
  • Winter: December, January, February