Department of Tourism started issuing permits to 33 peaks!!
Peak Climbing permits in Nepal used to be managed and issued by Nepal mountaineering association (NMA) before. However, based on the decision of the government of Nepal, Department of Tourism has been given the permission for the management and issue of permits to all 33 trekking peaks from effective from October 16, 2015.
Peak Climbers will now have to apply for permission with the Department of Tourism directly to get the necessary permits for peak climbing. Following decisions have also been made as regards the insurance of climber and climbing guides and porters.
According to the new rule set by the government, the trekking peak climbing teams will have to ensure following insurance provisions:
- NRs. 1.5 million worth of insurance policy for Sirdar and Climbing guide
- NRs. 1.5 million worth of insurance policy for high-altitude porter
- NRs. 0.8 million insurance policy for Base Camp porter
- NRs. 0.5 million insurance policy for local porter
- A separate medication and treatment policy to the tune of 0.4 million should be taken out for Sirdar, Climbing Guide and High-altitude porter and 0.3 million worth of medication and treatment policy for other workers
- A US$10000 worth of policy to cover for emergency rescue operation
List of the Peaks :