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Mountain climbing in Nepal right away became a zealous adventure treat for mountaineers after the country first opened its doors to climbers’ way back in 1949. Though the attempts to climb mountains started from the early years of the 20th century, no one had been able to claim triumph over it until 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set their first ever foot on the summit of Mt. Everest. Soon after the pair’s first historical mountaineering victory, the appeal of mountaineering grew manifold luring thousands of mountaineers from all around the world to scale various Himalayan heights. Despite all the hardship of mountaineering, adventurers have been fighting their way through the summit in hopes of making their dream of adventure come true.
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Mountaineering expedition rules:
Mountaineering Rules and Regulation 2059
Government of Nepal has made the following rules by exercising the power of Section 56 of the Tourism Act, 2035 B.S. (1978 A.D.)
1. Short title and commencement:
- These rules may be called the "Mountaineering Expedition Regulation, 2059 B.S. (2002 A.D.)
- This regulation shall come into force at once.
2. Definition: In this Regulation, unless the subject or context otherwise requires,
- "Act" means the Tourism Act, 2035 B.S. (1978 A.D.)
- "Permit" means the mountaineering expedition permit to be given to the mountaineering expedition team for climbing the mountain as per this Regulation.
- "Ministry" means the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and civil Aviation.
3. Permit to be taken for the Mountaineering Expedition:
- The mountaineering expedition team has to take permit for the mountaineering expedition; one has to submit an application to the Ministry in the format as prescribed in Schedule-1.
- Upon receiving an application under sub rule (1), the Ministry may provide permit to the applicant after making necessary inquiry and, if it seems appropriate to provide permit, in the format as prescribed in Schedule - 2 after taking the royalty pursuant to Rule 4. Provided that the permit shall not be provided to that person who is under the age of 16.
- Notwithstanding anything contained in sub rule (2), the preliminary mountaineering expedition permit may be provided to the applicant in the format as prescribed in schedule-3, if any mountaineering expedition team pays the five percent royalty amount for the Mount Everest and ten percent royalty amount for other mountains and if it is made appropriate to provide permit.
- The Ministry shall provide permit as per sub rule (2) to the mountaineering expedition team having the preliminary mountaineering expedition permit pursuant to sub rule (3) after paying the rest of royalty amount pursuant to Rule 4. Provided that the Ministry shall provide permit to the applicant if the mountaineering expedition team having the preliminary mountaineering expedition permit except to those mountains having the height of less than 7000 meter and the mountain pursuant to clause (a) and (b) of sub rule (1) of Rule 32, desiring for any alteration or change in it's mountaineering expedition team, after ten days of application.
- The mountaineering expedition team, having the permit pursuant to sub rule (2) and (4) shall take briefing of the Ministry relating to the mountaineering expedition, before departure for the mountaineering expedition.
4. Period and Royalty for the Mountaineering Expedition:
- The royalty for the mountaineering expedition team for mountaineering expedition shall be as prescribed in schedule-4.
- The mountaineering expedition team having the preliminary mountaineering expedition permit shall have to pay the rest of the royalty within one year of such permit.
- The preliminary mountaineering expedition permit of any mountaineering expedition team shall be cancelled if the rest of the royalty shall not be paid within the time frame pursuant to sub rule (2).
5. Delaying of Mountaineering Expedition Program and Change of Mountain:
- The mountaineering expedition team shall submit an application to the Ministry, before the commencement of the mountaineering expedition program including the time frame and program of the mountaineering expedition or ascertaining the mountain in a case it wants to change the mountain if any mountaineering expedition team wants to postpone the mountaineering expedition program or wants to change the mountain as prescribed in the permit.
- The Ministry may provide permit for delaying the program up to two years to that mountaineering expedition team who desires to delay the mountaineering expedition program pursuant to sub rule (1).
- The Ministry shall provide permit to change the mountain after receiving the extra royalty from the mountaineering expedition team for the change of mountain if the royalty so needed to such mountain pursuant to sub rule (1) Provided that the royalty amount paid to earlier is higher than the changed mountain such different amount shall not be returned.
6. Terms and conditions to be fulfilled by a Mountaineering expedition team:
The mountaineering expedition team, which has obtained a mountaineering expedition permit, shall comply with the following terms and conditions:
- The team shall confine its activities only in the mountain for which a permit has been obtained.
- The team shall not indulge in any activity that may be a contrary to the customs and religious, social or cultural traditions of the local people of that area.
- The team shall set up the various camps in its route to the base camp as far as possible at such place that may be acceptable to the local people or as prescribed by Government.
- The team shall not carry any arms, ammunition and explosives etc. other than those permitted by Government.
- The team shall not indulge itself in any activity, which is or may be likely to affect adversely to the security and reputation of Nepal.
- The team shall not use any means of communication other than those approved for the purpose.
- The team shall not damage or destroy any tree, shrub, other forest, heritage or environment existing in the adjoining area or on the route of its mountaineering expedition.
- The team shall submit all the rare and historical objects, which may be found by it during the continuation of mountaineering expedition to the liaison officer.
- The team shall work for non-polluting as prescribed by Government.
- The team shall inform daily about the condition and program of mountaineering expedition to the liaison officer.
- The Mountaineering expedition team having a permit for the mountaineering expedition of mountain adjoining the international border of Nepal with other foreign states shall not violate the international border.
7. Approval to import the means of Communication:
Government may provide approval, to import two satellite telephone, twelve walkie-talkies, two wireless having the capacity to communicate between the base camp and Kathmandu and wireless having the capacity to communicate between the base camp and nearest police station or the place having the telecom facility for temporary use, in a condition to bring back to home country after the program, to the mountaineering expedition team having the permit.
8. Criteria for the designation of Liaison Officer:
Government shall designate liaison officer among the Gazetted third class officer or same level of the Nepal Army and Nepal police or Non- Gazetted first class or above class officer of the civil service or officer level employee of the institution having the sole authority of Government of Nepal as working in the institution of Government at least since last one year, on the following criteria.
- Having basic training related to mountaineering expedition.
- Having educational qualification of Bachelor's degree or same level with compulsory English.
- Having submitted the medical report certified by the registered physician of the recognized by Government that one is able to visit the mountain range.
- Having the knowledge of language to communicate with the mountaineering expedition team.
9. Functions, Duties and Rights of Liaison Officer:
- To try to solve problems faced by the Mountaineering expedition team
- To inspect or monitor the weight of load which may be carried out by the worker involved with the Mountaineering expedition team.
- To stay in the base camp during the mountaineering expedition program.
- To communicate the progress of mountaineering expedition and to inform the message of accident if any, by the fastest means of communication to the Ministry.
- To make efforts to avoid any conflict among the team members i.e. (the headman, mountain guide and worker.)
- To try to settle down the conflict or any other undesirable incident between any member of the mountaineering expedition team and local people or headman, guide or worker as well as to initiate for necessary action with the help of nearest Police post, District Administration Office or Local Bodies if it is not possible to settle down the case by him/herself.
- To carry out or initiate to carry the necessary work relating to environmental cleanness and garbage management.
- To prohibit the team or its members from indulging in any unauthorized mountaineering expedition and to notify such incident to the Ministry immediately.
- To send its report to the Ministry as soon as possible in the event of loss of walkie-talkies, wireless sets, and other equipment used by the mountaineering expedition team or in the event of death or disabilities cause to a member of the mountaineering expedition team, headman, guide, or worker due to an accident or in the event of commission or likely to commission any serious crime.
- To conduct as an interpreter for the member of the mountaineering expedition team and other person with them.
- To advise the leader of the mountaineering expedition team about the selection of place for mountaineering camp.
- To send the list of the worker and other person involved in the mountaineering expedition team after being certified by the leader of the group.
- To receive the rare and historical objects which may be found by the mountaineering expedition team and handed safely in the place as prescribed by Government.
- To function as per the instruction of the Ministry.
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