Nepal Mountaineering Association to be deprived of revenue collection

KATHMANDU: The revenue from issuing the climbing permit, which the Nepal Mountaineering Association had been raising for the past 15 years, would now be raised by the government.

The NMA had been issuing mountaineering permit for 15 peaks since 2002. It was later limited to 12 peaks.

The NMA had been making an income of around Rs six million annually.

The Department of Tourism, under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, would raise revenue from the 12 peaks henceforth.

“Discussion is underway regarding the NMA peaks and a decision will be taken within a day or two,” said Joint Secretary at the Tourism Ministry Ghanashyam Upadhyay.

The final decision however will be taken by the Council of Ministers.