Nepal Govt waives off climbing permit for five more years

 

The government has decided to waive off climbing permit fee for mountain peaks in mid and far western regions for five more years effective from July 16.

Sending a notification to Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) said it decided to extend royalty waiver after witnessing significant rise in trekking and mountaineering activities in mid and far western region over the past five years.

Earlier, the government had waived off climbing permit fee for mountain peaks in mid and far western region for five years starting July, 2008.

TAAN had been lobbying with MoCTCA for extension of royalty waiver arguing that trekking and mountaineering activities in mid and far western region was increasing gradually.

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