Exploring Nepal’s Trekking Peaks Fees and Regulations

June 18, 2022
ramesh

Nepal, renowned for its breathtaking mountain ranges, attracts climbers from all over the world. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) oversees the trekking peak fees, classifying peaks into two groups: Group A and Group B. This blog post provides an overview of the permit fees for both Nepali and foreign climbers, along with other essential regulations for a safe and enjoyable climbing experience.
Group ‘A’ Peaks

Group ‘A’ includes several peaks known for their challenging terrains and stunning vistas. These peaks offer a mix of adventure and natural beauty, making them popular among seasoned climbers.

Group ‘A’ Trekking Peaks Fees for Nepali Climbers

S.N Name of the Peak Region Height Spring (NPR) Autumn (NPR) Winter (NPR) Summer (NPR)
1 Cholatse Khumbu 6423m 4000 2000 1000 1000
2 Kyazo Ri Mahalangur 6151m 4000 2000 1000 1000
3 Phari Lapcha Mahalangur 6159m 4000 2000 1000 1000
4 Nirekha Mahalangur 6169m 4000 2000 1000 1000
5 Langsisa Ri Jugal 6412m 4000 2000 1000 1000
6 Obmigaichen Mahalangur 6340m 4000 2000 1000 1000
7 Bokta Kanchenjunga 6114m 4000 2000 1000 1000
8 Chekigo Gaurishankar 6121m 4000 2000 1000 1000
9 Lobuje West Khumbu 6135m 4000 2000 1000 1000
10 Larkya Peak Manaslu 6416m 4000 2000 1000 1000
11 ABI Mahalangur 6043m 4000 2000 1000 1000
12 Yubra Himal Langtang Himal 6048m 4000 2000 1000 1000

Group ‘A’ Trekking Peaks Fees for Foreign Climbers

S.N Name of the Peak Region Height Spring (USD) Autumn (USD) Winter (USD) Summer (USD)
1 Cholatse Khumbu 6423m 250 125 70 70
2 Kyazo Ri Mahalangur 6151m 250 125 70 70
3 Phari Lapcha Mahalangur 6159m 250 125 70 70
4 Nirekha Mahalangur 6169m 250 125 70 70
5 Langsisa Ri Jugal 6412m 250 125 70 70
6 Obmigaichen Mahalangur 6340m 250 125 70 70
7 Bokta Kanchenjunga 6114m 250 125 70 70
8 Chekigo Gaurishankar 6121m 250 125 70 70
9 Lobuje West Khumbu 6135m 250 125 70 70
10 Larkya Peak Manaslu 6416m 250 125 70 70
11 ABI Mahalangur 6043m 250 125 70 70
12 Yubra Himal Langtang Himal 6048m 250 125 70 70

Group ‘B’ Trekking Peaks Fees for Nepali Climbers

S.N Name of the Peak Region Height Spring (NPR) Autumn (NPR) Winter (NPR) Summer (NPR)
1 Hiunchuli Annapurna Himal 6423m 4000 2000 1000 1000
2 Singhu Chuli (Fluted Peak) Annapurna Himal 6501m 5000 2500 1250 1250
3 Mera Peak Khumbu Himal 6470m 4000 2000 1000 1000
4 Kusum Kangru Khumbu Himal 6360m 4000 2000 1000 1000
5 Kwangde Khumbu Himal 6011m 4000 2000 1000 1000
6 Chulu West Manang 6419m 4000 2000 1000 1000
7 Chulu East Manang 6584m 5000 2500 1250 1250
8 Imja Tse (Island Peak) Khumbu Himal 6160m 4000 2000 1000 1000
9 Pharchamo Rolwaling Himal 6187m 4000 2000 1000 1000
10 Lobuje Khumbu Himal 6119m 4000 2000 1000 1000
11 Ramdung Rolwaling Himal 5925m 4000 2000 1000 1000
12 Pisang Peak Manang 6091m 4000 2000 1000 1000
13 Khongma Tse Khumbu Himal 5849m 4000 2000 1000 1000
14 Ganja-la Chuli Langtang Himal 5844m 4000 2000 1000 1000
15 Paldor Peak Langtang Himal 5896m 4000 2000 1000 1000

Group ‘B’ Trekking Peaks Fees for Foreign Climbers

S.N Name of the Peak Region Height Spring (USD) Autumn (USD) Winter (USD) Summer (USD)
1 Hiunchuli Annapurna Himal 6423m 250 125 70 70
2 Singhu Chuli (Fluted Peak) Annapurna Himal 6501m 400 200 100 100
3 Mera Peak Khumbu Himal 6470m 250 125 70 70
4 Kusum Kangru Khumbu Himal 6360m 250 125 70 70
5 Kwangde Khumbu Himal 6011m 250 125 70 70
6 Chulu West Manang 6419m 250 125 70 70
7 Chulu East Manang 6584m 400 200 100 100
8 Imja Tse (Island Peak) Khumbu Himal 6160m 250 125 70 70
9 Pharchamo Rolwaling Himal 6187m 250 125 70 70
10 Lobuje Khumbu Himal 6119m 250 125 70 70
11 Ramdung Rolwaling Himal 5925m 250 125 70 70
12 Pisang Peak Manang 6091m 250 125 70 70
13 Khongma Tse Khumbu Himal 5849m 250 125 70 70
14 Ganja-la Chuli Langtang Himal 5844m 250 125 70 70
15 Paldor Peak Langtang Himal 5896m 250 125 70 70

Regulations and Additional Trekking Peaks Fees

To ensure the safety and environmental conservation of these trekking areas, several regulations and additional fees are in place:

Insurance Requirements: As of April 29, 2014, the insurance amount for Sardar, mountain guides, and high-altitude workers is set at NPR 1.5 million, with medical insurance fixed at NPR 400,000. Additionally, a mountain heli-rescue insurance of USD 10,000 is required.

Team Size: A team can consist of a maximum of 15 members.

Garbage Deposit: Climbers need to deposit USD 250 for garbage management. This deposit is refundable as per the provisions of the NMA.

Permit-Free Peaks: Climbers do not need to pay permit fees for the following peaks:
Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) – 5695m
Mardi Himal – 5553m
Yala Peak – 5732m
Chhukung Ri – 5833m
Machhermo – 5559m
Pokhalde – 5780m

Conclusion

Climbing the majestic peaks of Nepal offers an unparalleled experience for adventurers. Understanding the permit fees and regulations ensures a smooth and enjoyable expedition. Whether you are a Nepali climber or a foreign enthusiast, these peaks provide a perfect blend of challenge and beauty, waiting to be conquered.

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