Nepal Government reduces fees for Mountaineering Expedition

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Probably a good news for all mountaineers. Climbing Himalayas, including Mount Everest – the highest peak on Earth – just got cheaper.

Machhapuchhre aka Mount Fishtail from Sarangkot Pokhara, this is a virgin mountain in Nepal not allowed to conquer
Machhapuchhre aka Mount Fishtail from Sarangkot Pokhara, this is a virgin mountain in Nepal not allowed to conquer

The Government of Nepal has reduced the fees for Mountaineering Expedition in all the mountains (for those allowed for climbing) in the country’s Himalayan range. The new scheme has made it easier for climbers to conquer Himalayan peaks – allowing them to climb in any seasons they want. Spring is considered to be the best and popular season for mountaineering expedition to the Himalayas.

The new rates for climbing mountains in Nepal are effective from January 1st, 2015 for all foreign expedition teams and individual climbers.

The previous fees scheme to climb mountains was little different – group based climbers, irrespective of mountain heights in many cases.

A group of 15-climbers had to pay 10 thousand dollars by each member.

New rates for mountaineering expedition in Nepal for foreign climbers
New rates for mountaineering expedition in Nepal for foreign climbers

Lone climbers used to paid 25 thousand during spring, 12.5 thousand during autumn, and 2,750 dollars during winter.

Now, Nepalese climbers are also encouraged to climb following the revised fees for mountain climbing. For Nepalese climbers, to climb Mt Everest via normal route will cost 75 thousand rupees (approx 750$) during spring, 37.5 thousand during autumn, and 18 thousand during rest. The revised rates for Nepalese are effective from February 13, 2014.

The rates for Nepalese climbers to conquer Everest via routes other than normal ie South-East route are respectively 10k, 5k, and 2.5k  per season.

Also read: 30 days with Machhapuchhre, A Photo Blog

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