Mountain Expedition (Mountaineering in Nepal)
Mountain Expedition in Nepal is the most demanding yet very exciting and challenging adventurous activity.
Nepal is home to 8 out of the 14 highest peaks in the world and thousands of mountaineers visit Nepal to realize their dream of standing on the summit of Himalayas. The world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848m), the third highest Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the fourth Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), the fifth Mt. Makalu (8,463m), the sixth Cho Oyu (8,201m), the seventh Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the eighth Manaslu (8,163m) and and the tenth Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) are all in Nepal!
There are 1310 identified Himalayan peaks in Nepal, and over 3000 peaks over 6000 meters, many of which have still not been opened for climbing. There are two types of mountains opened for climbing. One group of mountains include those smaller peaks over 6000 to 7000 m which are comparatively easy to climb and has been categorized as ‘trekking peaks’. The second and the most prized group of mountains include peaks over 7000m which are technically, physically and mentally very hard to climb and require extensive experience on the part of mountaineers.
Every year thousands of trekkers and mountaineers come to Nepal to climb both the trekking peaks and highest mountains such as the Mt. Everest. Permits are required for climbing these peaks. At present there are over 300 trekking peaks which are operated by Nepal Mountaineering Association, a government recognized body for issuing permits. However for peaks over 7000m government itself regulates the issuance of permits. Nepal Environment Treks & Expedition operates mountaineering expeditions with its experienced climbers and mountain guides. Our mountain guides and Sherpas have years of experience in operating successful expeditions. Depending on your interest and your level of physical and mental fitness as well as technical skills, we can offer you varied choices and options. Contact us or meet us directly or talk to our guides for additional information.
Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in US Dollar:
|Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in US Dollar|
|Everest Normal Route||11000||5500||2750|
|Everest Other Route||11000||5500||2500|
|more than 8000 m.||1800||900||450|
|7501m. - 7999 m.||600||300||150|
|7000 m. - 7500 m.||500||250||125|
|6501 m. - 6999 m.||400||200||100|
|Mt. Amadablam (6812m.)||400||4000||200|
|Less than 6500 m.||250||125||70|
The provision of Royalty for foreign climbers will come into effect from 1 January 2015 (B.S. 20171/09/17)
Royalty for Nepalese Climber per Person in Nepalese Rupees:
|Royalty for Nepalese Climber per Person in Nepalese Rupees|
|Everest Normal Route||75000||37500||18250|
|Everest Other Route||60000||30000||15000|
|more than 8000 m.||10000||5000||2500|
|7501m. - 7999 m.||8000||4000||2000|
|7000 m. - 7500 m.||6000||3000||1500|
|6501 m. - 6999 m.||500||2500||1250|
|Mt. Amadablam (6812m.)||8000||8000||4000|
|Less than 6500 m.||4000||2000||1000|
Royalty for Nepalese climbers will come into effect from 13 February 2014 (B.S. 20170/11/01).
Royalty for the mountains situated on Mid Western and Far Western Development Region:
3. The Mountaineering Royalty has been totally waived to the mountains situated on Mid Western and Far Western Development Region of Nepal for 5 years effecting from 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July 2013 to 15 July 2018).
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal has expected that the timely amendment in Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal will be the milestone for the promotion of Nepalese Mountaineering Sector around the World.
Annapurna Massif, which extends about 55 km in length is a collection of over 30 mountain peaks. Prominent peaks among them include Annapurna I, II, III, IV and Gangapurna. The highest among them and the most popular is Annapurna I which is 8091m tall, recognized as the tenth highest mountain in the world
Kanchenjunga at an elevation of 8586m is the third-tallest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. Kanchenjunga is a word of Sikkimese origin. Himalayan people particularly of Darjeeling, Taplejung and Sikkim highly revere the peak as a sacred mountain.
Baruntse (7129m) lies in the Khumbu region surrounded by three big glaciers: Hunku, Barun and Imja Glaciers. It is one of the most popular expedition peaks for seasoned climbers. Bartunste falls within the territory of Makalu Barun National Park, one of the least visited and explored national parks in Nepal.
Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8167m is the world’s seventh highest peak in the world. Dhaulagiri is a cluster of peaks which prominently include Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V. Owing to its distinctive white mass of snow the peak is also referred to as the ‘white mountain’.
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world with an altitude at 8,201 meters (26,906 ft) above sea level. The Tibetan meaning of ‘Cho Oyu’ is the Goddess of Turquoise. The mountain is part of the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, which also consist of Mount Everest.
Lhotse at an astounding 8516m is the fourth highest mountain in the world. The mountain lies in Everest region of Nepal along Nepal-China border and is part of the Mahalangur range of Himalayas. Lhotse in Tibetan language means the ‘South Peak’ as it is the southern extension of Mt. Everest. Lhotse has two subsidiary peaks, namely Lhotse Shar (8383m)and Lhotse Middle (8414m).
Mt. Himlung (7126m) is listed one of the difficult seven-thousanders for mountaineers. It is located along Nepal-Tibet/China border in the Manaslu region. The area itself is a culturally and naturally protected area and is considered remote by all standards. Therefore special permits will be required by the climbers for approaching the mountain for climbing.