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Permits and conditions for climbing peaks in Nepal

All ascents to peaks over 6,000m altitude require a special permit. These permits are issued by the Nepal Mountaineers Association and by the Ministry of Tourism.
In the following links you can see the list of mountains managed by each entity:

The prices of the climbing permits are calculated according to the season and the altitude. Spring is high season, then autumn is mid-season and costs half, and finally summer and winter is low season and costs a quarter.

Prices in high season (in dollars):
Between 6.001 y 6.500………………….. $250
Between 6.501 y 7.000m……………….. $400
Between 7-001 y 7.500m……………….. $500
Between 7-501 y 8.000m……………….. $600
More than 8.000m………………………. $1,800
Everest…………………………………. $11,000
Info. The prices are those indicated for 2020, but may vary thereafter as decided by the government of Nepal. You can check the real prices here.

It is mandatory to obtain these permits through a Nepal tourism agency. There is no possibility of taking them out on your own, as is done with the trekking permits in the Tourist Office of Kathmandú.

In addition to the permit, it is also mandatory to go with an official guide, and normally we will have to hire porters to carry the camp and food during the days of the ascent. Each member of the expedition must be insured.

To the budget of the ascent you must add the climbing stuff costs (tent, ropes, harnesses, crampons, ice axes, etc …) and food.

Apart from all this you have to pay a deposit for waste management in the mountains. This is usually around € 500.

It is important to also add that you must have Rescue Insurance in high altitude from your country of origin, normal travel insurance normally will not cover a high mountain rescue.

All this makes climbing peaks over 6000m more expensive than any classic trek in Nepal and this makes it unaffordable for any individual tourist.
The price is better if you mount an expedition and divide the costs between all.

You can see some of the most popular summits near a trekking route in the Post “Climbing peaks in Nepal”.

It is not recommended to climb any summit without the corresponding permission, since you expose yourself to economic sanctions and even a ban on entering Nepal for 5 years…

Info 1. If you want more detailed information, you can read this article from the magazine Desnivel, specialized in mountain.
The price of the mountains in Nepal.

Info 2. You can also look at the official website of the NMA and the Ministry of Tourism, where they explain the regulations in detail:

If you want to complete your route with a peak of more than 6,000m do not hesitate to contact us.

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