While climbing any Peak it is very important to know the rules and laws of the country regarding climbing. Every country has its own set of rules and regulation for the safety of the climbers and smooth running of the mountain climbing sector.
Nepal being the ultimate climbers destination, being the home to more than 240 peaks above 6000m and more than 1300 peaks of 6000m and below. Nepal has 8 out of 14 most highest peaks in the world including the highest of them all Sagarmatha, Mt. Everest (8848m), a lot of climbers every year come here to get the ultimate thrill and adventure of mountain climbing.
This post will make you aware of the rules and laws of Mountaineering in Nepal which will be very helpful for the entire climber planning to climb some of the highest and magnificent mountains in the world.
What are the rules for climbing in Nepal?
The rules and regulations for mountaineering in Nepal were formulated by Nepal Mountaineering Association under the government of Nepal and are effective since 6th August 1981 A.D. These rules and regulation has been formulated considering the safety of the climbers, sustainable mountaineering in Nepal and preservation of the Mountains in Nepal.
The rules in brief are mentioned below:
- The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized the mountains of Nepal into various classifications, one of these being called trekking peaks i.e. peaks under 7000m (22,965 ft) that is considered climbable by anyone with a moderate amount of mountaineering experience and skills. In order to attempt a trekking peak, a climbing permit (non-refundable) must be obtained.
- Peaks above 7000m are categorized as expedition peaks and demand much higher permit fees.
- For the details of the climbing royalties of NMA you can check the link given below:
- Maximum number of group members is 15.
- Extension of the permit will be charged on per week basis.
- The permit charges are not refundable.
- Every group or person permitted to climbing must be accompanied by a trained and licensed guide under NMA.
- Minimum daily allowance to be paid to the guide and porter as per the rules of Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
- Insurance of all employees going above the base camp must be insured.
- Mountain climbing group is to submit a report to the NMA after the conclusion of mountaineering.
- NMA may cancel or withdraw the climbing permit any time with or without showing any particular reason.
- If any trekking party acts in contravention to the climbing permit or indulges in acts of unsocial or outrageous behavior contrary to the customs and culture of Nepal, NMA may recommend to Government of Nepal to take necessary measures.
- No foreign materials, such as rope, piton etc shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or disposed off.
You can read the rules and regulations in detail in the link give below:
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