Trekking & Mountaineering

Trekking


A “Trek” went to the Himalayas: a given city, village, or the field of air, and wonder through fields and villages and valleys and streams or up mountain slopes, at any altitude of your choice, but usually no more than 18,000 feet (5500 m) Trekking, hiking along the paths forming links with Nepal’s isolated villages and settlements is one of the main attractions. The word trekking was almost unknown in Nepal until the sixties, but many of today’s visitors came to Nepal only to wander.

Mountaineering

Nepal is a country known for its mountains of the Himalayas. Among the 10 highest peaks in the world, eight people, including the highest mountain. Everest, crown this country. Nothing in this world can beat the exhilaration of its scale. No wonder Nepal is the favorite destination for mountaineers and every year more than 600 expeditions to the Himalayas with pain, trekking peaks. The government has opened 293 peaks for climbing, although there are more than 1300 peaks were identified in Nepal.

Stations

There are four mountaineering seasons: spring (March-May), summer (June-August), autumn (September to November) and winter (December-February). A total of 153 Himalayan peaks are open to climbers. Climbing the issuing authority of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Organisation (MOCTCA) and 293 peaks known as mountaineering peaks, and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has 18 smaller peaks, known as trekking peaks, ranging from 5587 and 6654 m above sea level.

Permission

The following documents must be sent MOCTCA, Mountaineering Division when applying for climbing permit: completed application, approval of the National Alpine Club, short biographies of all the members of the expedition (with photograph and signature), map and / or photo shows the climbing route and approach route. In using the name of the expedition does not require any fee and should not be paid prior to receiving authorization from the Ministry of Tourism.

Permits to climb the 33 trekking peaks are issued by NMA on “first come, first served basis. It is necessary to appoint a government recognized trekking agency of Nepal, a local liaison officer for expedition in Kathmandu. The trekking agency will handle all the requirements during the expedition.

Taxes

A royalty (climbing fee) ranging from $ 1,500 to USA $ 10,000 (depending on the height of the peak) and $ 50,000 for Everest is loaded MOCTCA for a group of seven people. An additional amount of $ 20,000 is required for normal song south-east of Everest. An additional $ 200 to $ 1,500 U.S. per person (10,000 U.S. dollars per person for Everest) will be charged if the group exceeds seven persons. The total amount of the fee must be paid within two months from the date of issue, or may be canceled. The fee must be paid directly to MTC through bank transfer or bank transfer in convertible currency only.

For trekking peaks, a royalty of U.S. $ 300 or U.S. $ 150 charged by the NMA. The authorization is valid for a period of one month for a group of 10 people. An additional amount of U.S. $ 7.50 per person is required if the group of 10 people.

Restrictions

Food and equipment imported for expeditions require an import license and should be cleared. Walkie-talkies, trans-receiver and other communication equipment checked items to Nepal and must be declared at the customs office at the entrance.