Asking for climbing permission : The following documents
have to be sent to the Ministry of ourism, Mountaineering
Division, Katmandu, Nepal.
Endorsement of the National Alpine Club.(if there is
no Alpine Club, endorsement of the Government
of your side)
Short biography of all members of the expedition (with
Map and/ or photograph of the mountain including climbing
Approach route map.
climbing permission is granted on 'first come first serve'
basis, it is therefore necessary to enlist the expedition's
name for the particular mountain for the particular season
of the year. The listing is made when the completed application
form with all documents are received by the Ministry of
Tourism. Incase all documents mentioned above cannot be
submitted at a time, booking is possible with only the
completed application by the expedition leader. No fee
is required to enlist the expedition's name.
B. Climbing Permit fee (royalty) : The leader
of the expedition team or its agent is required to compulsorily
pay the full amount of climbing permit fee (Royalty) within
TWO MONTHS of the date of permission. Incase of Failure
of the payment of royalty within two months such permission
may be CANCELLED. The payment can be sent to Ama Travelís
bank account by any means of money transfer.
Preparation In Nepal for Expedition : Import of foods
and equipment:- Invoices and airway bill or bill of lading
(four copies each) have to be submitted to the Ministry
of Tourism for import license and customs clearance for
the import of expedition foods and equipment to Nepal.
CIF Katmandu value is to be clearly mentioned in the invoice.
Equipment :- As Walkie-talkies, Transceiver (Wireless)
sets and other communication equipment are controlled
articles in Nepal. Please declare these articles in the
customs office (at entry point) that you wish to bring
into Nepal for use during climbing period.
equipments have to be collected from the customs office
by receiving permission letter from the Ministry of communication.
For the clearance of the equipment completed application
form and invoice with catalogue or specifications (four
copies each) should be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism
(Eco Trek ) which are latter to be sent to other concerned
Filming or Documentary : Permission is required for
filming or documentary. The Ministry of Communication
must be contacted any time for queries about filming in
Nepal. Please let us know we will take care of every thing
here in Nepal.
The Royalty and size of the Expedition team : "Rules
effective from 1996 Spring": More than one team maybe
permitted to climb Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) by each separate
route in one season. A royalty of US $ 50,000 has been
fixed for Sagarmatha for a team consisting of 5 members.
The team may include 5 more members provided if it pays
extra US $ 10,000 for each additional member. The royalty
includes trekking fee of the team members. The team members
will be granted three months visas. Additional US $ 20,000
will have to be paid the team willing to scale Sagarmatha
by normal South East Ridge route.
all regions including Khumbu, an expedition team can have
up to 5 members for the minimum royalty, and 5 more members
for the additional royalty.
team already permitted to scale Sagarmath will have to
pay US $ 10,000 if it intends to change the ascent route.
It will have to pay additional US $ 20,000 if it intends
to change the ascent route to normal South East Ridge
peak other than Sagarmatha, the team will have to pay
additional 25% of the royalty in US $ to change the ascent
team must complete all necessary administrative formalities
and procedures in order to send back the garbage of the
expedition team to their respective countries, after the
completion of the expedition. Ministry of Tourism &
Civil Aviation will take necessary monetary deposit from
them, which will be refunded after the dispatch of garbage
from 1992" the Ministry of Tourism has fixed the
price of the deposit for the management of Garbage's by
each mountaineering team who tries to clim any peak in
Khumbu region are as follows;