Kathmandu, March 9
The Department of Tourism has started handing out climbing permits to mountaineers for the spring mountaineering season, 2023.
The department says it has issued permits to climb Annapurna I and Surma Sarovar North so far. It expects to issue more in the coming weeks for other mountains.
The spring season sees hundreds of climbers come to Nepal to climb 8000-metre peaks like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. Everest sees the largest number of climbers with over 300 permits issued every year.
A few also come to Nepal to climb other peaks like Mera, Lobuche East and Ama Dablam.
Here is a list of the fees that you will need to pay for climbing permits if you are climbing any mountain in Nepal during the spring season.
The permit fees are 50 per cent cheaper in the autumn season and 75 per cent cheaper in the summer season.
|S.N||Mountain||Climbing permit fee|
|1||Everest via the normal route.||$ 11,000|
|2||Everest via another route||$ 10,000|
|3||Other 8000m mountain||$ 1,800|
|5||7000m– 7500m||$ 500|
|6||6501m – 6999m||$ 400|
|8||Mountains below 6500m||$ 250|