1 . Please read the relevant Acts
and Regulations thoroughly.
2. Collect other useful information
as much as possible about Nepal.
3. Then plan your expedition.
Asking for a climbing permit:
4. The following documents have to
be sent to the Ministry of Tourism
and Civil Aviation, Mountaineering
Division, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Complete Application (Schedule?1
- Endorsement of the National Alpine
Club. (If there is no Alpine Club,
endorsement of the Government)
- Short bio data of all members of
the expedition (with photograph)
- Map and/or photograph of the
mountain indicating climbing route.
- Approach route map.
5. Since climbing permission is
granted on "first come first served"
basis, it is 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. In case all
documents mentioned above cannot be
submitted at a time ' booking is
possible with only the completed
application by the expedition
6. No fee is required to enlist the
Therefore, please do not pay any
amount before you receive the letter
of permission from the Ministry of
Tourism and Civil Aviation.
7. Appointment of any government
recognised trekking agency of Nepal
is essential as a local liaison
medium to conduct the expedition in
Kathmandu (Nepal) as per
Regulation. Such appointments can be
made prior to or after getting the
climbing permission from the
Ministry of Tourism and Civil
Payment of Climbing permit fee
8. The leader of the expedition team
is required to compulsorily pay the
full amount of climbing permit fee
(Royalty) within TWO MONTHS of the
date of getting the permission. In
case of failure to make payment of
royalty within two months, such
permission may be cancelled.
9. The climbing permit fee (Royalty)
must be paid directly to the
Ministry of Tourism either by bank
draft or bank transfer A/C No.
1?1?8?3 to Nepal Rastra Bank,
Thapathali, Kathmandu (Nepal)
payable in convertible foreign
Preparation in Nepal for the
10. 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
and Civil Aviation for import
licence and customs clearance for
the import of expedition foods and
equipment to Nepal. CIF Kathmandu
value is to be clearly mentioned in
11. Communication Equipment:
As walkie/talkies, transceiver
(wireless) sets and other
communication equipment are
controlled articles in Nepal, please
declare these articles at the
customs office (at entry point) that
you wish to bring those items into
Nepal for use during the climbing
Such equipment have to be collected
from the customs office by obtaining
a permission letter from the
Ministry of Communication.
For the clearance of the equipment,
a completed application form and
invoice with catalog or
specifications (four copies each)
should be submitted to the Ministry
of Tourism which are later to be
sent to other government offices
12. Permission is required for
filming. The Ministry of
Communication must be contacted any
time for queries about filming in
13. Please write to the Ministry of
Tourism and Civil Aviation for any
tourism related information.