Permit Fees of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Peaks

Permit Fees of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Peaks

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is regulating 27 peaks and these peaks are termed “Expedition Peaks” or “Trekking Peaks”. These peaks are relatively easier to climb but some of them can be technically challenging which can be taken as preparation peaks for 8000ers mountains.

The NMA has structured permit fees into two groups: Group A “NMA Expedition Peaks” and Group B “NMA Trekking Peaks”. The fee structure is as follows:

1. Service Charges for Foreign Climber per Person in USD

Group A “NMA Expedition Peaks”

S.N.

PEAKS

REGION

HEIGHT

SPRING

AUTUMN

SUMMER/WINTER

1.

Cholatse

Khumbu

6,440m

250

125

70

2.

Kyazo Ri

Mahalangur

6,186m

250

125

70

3.

Phari Lapcha

Mahalangur

6,017m

250

125

70

4.

Nirekha

Mahalangur

6,159m

250

125

70

5.

Langsisa Ri

Jugal

6,427m

250

125

70

6.

Ombigaichen

Mahalangur

6,340m

250

125

70

7.

Bokta

Kanchenjunga

6,143m

250

125

70

8.

Chekigo

Gaurishankar

6,257m

250

125

70

9.

Lobuje West

Khumbu

6,145m

250

125

70

10.

Larkya Peak

Manaslu

6,249m

250

125

70

11.

ABI

Mahalangur

6,097m

250

125

70

12.

Yubra Himal

Langtang

6,035m

250

125

70

2. Service Charges for Foreign Climber per Person in USD

Group B “NMA Trekking Peaks”

S.N.

PEAKS

REGION

HEIGHT

SPRING

AUTUMN

SUMMER/WINTER

1.

Hiunchuli

Annapurna

6,441m

250

125

70

2.

Singu Chuli

Annapurna

6,501m

400

200

100

3.

Mera Peak

Khumbu

6,470m

250

125

70

4.

Kusum Kangaru

Khumbu

6,367m

250

125

70

5.

Kwangde

Khumbu

6,011m

250

125

70

6.

Chulu West

Manang

6,419m

250

125

70

7.

Chulu East

Manang

6,584m

400

200

100

8.

Island Peak

Khumbu

6,160m

250

125

70

9.

Pharchamo

Rolwaling

6,187m

250

125

70

10.

Lobuje/Lobuche

Khumbu

6,119m

250

125

70

11.

Ramdung

Rolwaling

5,925m

250

125

70

12.

Pisang Peak

Manang

6,091m

250

125

70

13.

Khongma-Tse

Khumbu

5,849m

250

125

70

14.

Naya Kanga

Langtang

5,844m

250

125

70

15.

Paldor Peak

Langtang

5,896m

250

125

70

3. Service Charges for Nepalese Climber per Person in NPR

Group A “NMA Expedition Peaks”

S.N.

PEAKS

REGION

HEIGHT

SPRING

AUTUMN

SUMMER/WINTER

1.

Cholatse

Khumbu

6,440m

4,000

2,000

1,000

2.

Kyazo Ri

Mahalangur

6,186m

4,000

2,000

1,000

3.

Phari Lapcha

Mahalangur

6,017m

4,000

2,000

1,000

4.

Nirekha

Mahalangur

6,159m

4,000

2,000

1,000

5.

Langsisa Ri

Jugal

6,427m

4,000

2,000

1,000

6.

Ombigaichen

Mahalangur

6,340m

4,000

2,000

1,000

7.

Bokta

Kanchenjunga

6,143m

4,000

2,000

1,000

8.

Chekigo

Gaurishankar

6,257m

4,000

2,000

1,000

9.

Lobuje West

Khumbu

6,145m

4,000

2,000

1,000

10.

Larkya Peak

Manaslu

6,249m

4,000

2,000

1,000

11.

ABI

Mahalangur

6,097m

4,000

2,000

1,000

12.

Yubra Himal

Langtang

6,035m

4,000

2,000

1,000

4. Service Charges for Nepalese Climber per Person in NPR

Group B “NMA Trekking Peaks”

S.N.

PEAKS

REGION

HEIGHT

SPRING

AUTUMN

SUMMER/WINTER

1.

Hiunchuli

Annapurna

6,441m

4,000

2,000

1,000

2.

Singu Chuli

Annapurna

6,501m

5,000

2,500

1,250

3.

Mera Peak

Khumbu

6,470m

4,000

2,000

1,000

4.

Kusum Kangaru

Khumbu

6,367m

4,000

2,000

1,000

5.

Kwangde

Khumbu

6,011m

4,000

2,000

1,000

6.

Chulu West

Manang

6,419m

4,000

2,000

1,000

7.

Chulu East

Manang

6,584m

5,000

2,500

1,250

8.

Island Peak

Khumbu

6,160m

4,000

2,000

1,000

9.

Pharchamo

Rolwaling

6,187m

4,000

2,000

1,000

10.

Lobuje/Lobuche

Khumbu

6,119m

4,000

2,000

1,000

11.

Ramdung

Rolwaling

5,925m

4,000

2,000

1,000

12.

Pisang Peak

Manang

6,091m

4,000

2,000

1,000

13.

Khongma-Tse

Khumbu

5,849m

4,000

2,000

1,000

14.

Naya Kanga

Langtang

5,844m

4,000

2,000

1,000

15.

Paldor Peak

Langtang

5,896m

4,000

2,000

1,000

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

Garbage Deposit Fees:

A Garbage Deposit fee of USD 500 is necessary payable to the NMA to obtain permits for all 27 peaks. And, refunds on the Garbage Deposit shall be as per the NMA rules and regulations.

Seven Summit Treks

Grading

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Expeditions

  1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
  2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
  3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
  5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

Grading

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Trekking

  1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
  2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
  3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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Belgium

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