3 of Nepal's peaks have been designated as 'Trekking Peaks'. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) issues permissions for expeditions to these with very simple formalities. The NMA was founded in 1973 with the objectives of promoting mountaineering activities in the Nepal Himalaya, safeguarding the interests of Nepalese involved in expeditions by upgrading their professional and mountaineering skills, popularizing mountaineering activities among Nepalese students and youths, and creating awareness, both at national and international levels, of the need to preserve the beauty of the Himalaya for future generations. Some Trekking Peaks are easy 'walk ups', but others are technical and can sometimes be dangerous. In general a team of guides, porters, kitchen crews and both kitchen and camping gear are necessary to undertake expeditions to these peaks.
Climbing Rule and Regulations
Any person or mountaineering team desirous of climbing the peak, must receive permission from Nepal Mountaineering Association. Permission to climb the peaks will be granted for a period of one month only. Permission may be extended, if necessary, for another period of two weeks. The period of permission granted relates to time spent for climbing above the base camp. The trek to and from the base camp is not included. Application for climbing permit may be made at any time by the concerned mountaineering team. Permit will be granted on a first come first serve basis. The right to give permission to another party for climbing the same peak during the same period is reserved by Nepal Mountaineering Association. Nepal Mountaineering Association will recommend to Immigration Office of His Majesty's Government for obtaining trekking permit of the area to the team members.
PAYMENT OF FEE
The climbing fee structure of NMA Trekking Peaks listed are as follows: Fee Structure for Group "A" NMA Peaks
Royalty for up to seven members : USD 500.00 Royalty for each additional member up to 12 persons : USD 100.00 Fee Structure for Group "B" NMA Peaks
Royalty for 1-4 members : USD 350.00 Royalty for 5-8 members : USD 350.00 + USD 40.00 per person Royalty for 9-12 members : USD 510.00 + USD 25.00 per person Garbage Deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks
A Garbage Deposit fee of USD 250.00 payable to NMA is required to obtain permits. for all 33 NMA peaks. Refunds on the Garbage Deposit shall be as per NMA provisions.