Nepal is country well known for its Himalaya mountains. Among the 10 highest peaks in the world, eight, including the highest peak Mt. Everest, crown this country. Nothing on earth can be the exhilaration of scaling them. No wonder Nepal is the favorite destination for mountaineers and every year more than 600 expedition’s trudge up the Himalaya, including the trekking peaks.


There are four mountaineering seasons: Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November) and Winter ( December-February). A total of 153 Himalayan peaks are open to mountaineers. Climbing permits are issued by the Ministry of tourism & Civil Aviation (MoTCA) for 135 peaks known as mountaineering peaks, and by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for 18 smaller peaks know as trekking peaks, which range from 5,587 to 6,654m in altitude.


The following documents have to be sent to MoTCA, Mountaineering Division when applying for a climbing permit: complete application, endorsement of the members of the National Alpine Club, short biographies of all the members of the expedition (with photographs and signature), map or photograph of the mountain indicating climbing route and approach route map. Enlistment of the expedition's name does not require any fee and it should not be paid before receiving the permit from the Ministry of Tourism.
Permits to climb the 18 trekking peaks are issued by NMA on "first come first served" basis.

NOTE: It is necessary to appoint a government recognized trekking company of Nepal as a local liaison for the expedition in Kathmandu. The Himalayan Shangri-La Treks & Expedition P.Ltd. will look all the requirements during the expedition.
Food and equipment imported for expeditions require an import license and should be custom cleared. Walkie-talkies, transceiver sets and other communication equipment is controlled items in Nepal and has to be declared at the customs office at the entry point.

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