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

As per the notice published in Nepal gazette on 12 February 2014, the Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal has been amended for foreign and Nepalese climbers as follows.

1. Royalty for Foreign Climbers on Per Person basis in US Dollar:

S. No.MountainsSpringAutumnWinter/Summer
1.Mt. Everest Normal RouteUS $11,000US $5,500US $2,750
2.Mt. Everest Other RouteUS $11,000US $5,000US $2,500
3.Above 8,000 metersUS $1,800US $900US $450
4.Between 7, 501 to 7,999 metersUS $600US $300US $150
5.Between 7,000 to 7,500 metersUS $500US $250US $125
6.Between 6,501 to 6,999 metersUS $400US $200US $100
7.Mt. Amadablam (6,812m)US $400US $400US $200
8.Less than 6,500 metersUS $250US $125US $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:

S. No.MountainsSpringAutumnWinter/Summer
1.Mt. Everest Normal RouteRs 75,000Rs 37,500Rs 18,250
2.Mt. Everest Other RouteRs 60,000Rs 30,000Rs 15,000
3.Above 8,000 metersRs 10,000Rs 5,000Rs 2,500
4.Between 7, 501 to 7,999 metersRs 8,000Rs 4,000Rs 2,000
5.Between 7,000 to 7,500 metersRs 6,000Rs 3,000Rs 1,500
6.Between 6,501 to 6,999 metersRs 5,000Rs 2,500Rs 1,250
7.Mt. Amadablam (6,812m)Rs 8,000Rs 8,000Rs 4,000
8.Less than 6,500 metersRs 4,000Rs 2,000Rs 1,000

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

3. The Mountaineering Royalty has been totally waived to the mountains situated 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. Various financial and environmental guarantees must be given and a permit is then issued 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 6500 meters of elevation, a government liaison officer is deputed to 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:-

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

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

Mountains more than 8,000 metersUS $3,000 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.
Mountains less than 8,000 metersUS $500 or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.

The materials to be considered as garbage:
The following materials shall come under the following garbage:

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

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

Seasons:
Expeditions can be carried out throughout the year. For 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. Winter season is sometimes possible but weather conditions usually make successful attempts unlikely. The other popular season considered is autumn.

Weather Update:
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Definition of Seasons:
The following months are considered as different seasons:
– Spring: March, April, May
– Summer: June, July, August
– Autumn: September, October, November
– Winter: December, January, February.