Peak Fees 2001
The peak fees 2001 published by the governments of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Tibet
Everest from the north
photo F. Tremolada
|The tables published below refer to the most recent peak fee updates published by the governments of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Tibet at the end of last year. This "price list" includes mountains from the lowest Trekking peaks to the 8000m Himalayan giants. These figures should be viewed as indicative as they are of course subject to change at any given time. |
A quick glance reveals that the most expensive permit is that fixed by the Nepalese government for the ascent of Everest via the South Col. To follow in Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps, a seven-man expedition must expect to pay US$ 70,000. Noblesse obblige, or the result of an overcrowding which, notwithstanding the high costs, seems not be slowing down in the slightest?
It is interesting to note that the cost of climbing Everest from the north, i.e. from Tibet, is significantly less than from Nepal, even if the real cost is slightly higher than the published US$ 5000 for a seven-man expedition. This is because all expeditions are obliged to work with the China Tibet Mountaineering Association for jeep transportation with driver, lorry for transporting gear, liason officer, interpreter, lodging, meals, bureaucratic assistance at the border, yak transport, road permit and road maintenance fee.
|INDIA||Fee for 12 people||Environment Fee**||Equipment Liason Officer||Total||Extra fees |
for 4 members,
from 13 to 16
|Trekking peaks*||US$ 1500||None||US$ 500||US$ 800||Forfeit US$ 100|
|6500 m. and lower||US$ 2000||US$ 400||US$ 2400||Forfeit US$ 400 |
|6501-7000 m.||US$ 3000||US$ 2900|
|7001 m. and higher |
(Nun and Kun includedi )
|6500 m. and lower||US$ 3900|
|Mountains in "restricted" areas||US$ 4000||US$ 4900||US$ 300 per extra person |
|mountains of the East Karakorum***|
|* Four mountains only are considered Trekking Peaks : |
1. Stok Kangri (6.153 m.), Ladakh.
2. Friendship (5.289 m.), Himachal, Manali area.
3. Ladakhi (5.342 m.), Himachal, Manali area.
4. Hanuman (5.366 m.), Garhwal.
** The Environment Fee is non refundable.
*** Mixed expeditions only (Indian/foreign with Indian leader) are permitted to climb in the east Karakorum.
NOTE: No trekking or climbing permit is needed for peaks lower than 5000m located outside of the "restricted" area. No Liason Officer is needed for treks and passes lower than 6000 m.
|PAKISTAN||Fee for 7 people ||Extra fees||Environment Fee**|
|K2 - 8611 m.||US$ 12000||US$ 2000 per person||US$ 200|
|8001-8500 m.||US$ 9000||US$ 1500 per person|
|7501-8000 m.||US$ 4000||US$ 500 per person|
|7001-7500 m.||US$ 2500||US$ 300 per person|
|6000-7000 m.||US$ 1500||US$ 200 per person|
|* The Environment Fee is non refundable.|
|NEPAL||Fee for 7 people ||Extra fees up to 12 people||Environment Fee**|
|Everest (South Col)||US$ 70000||US$ 10000 per person||US$ 4000 per expedition|
|Everest (other routes) ||US$ 50000||US$ 10000 per person||US$ 3000 per expedition|
|8000 m.||US$ 10000||US$ 1500 per person||US$ 200|
|7501-7999 m.||US$ 4000||US$ 500 per person||US$ 2000 per expedition|
|7001-7500 m.||US$ 3000||US$ 400 per person|
|6501-7000 m.||US$ 2000||US$ 300 per person|
|6500 and lower||US$ 1500||US$ 200 per person|
|* The"Environmental Fee" deposit is refunded after the liason officer has checked that all expedition rubbish ahs been collected and treated accordingly.. |
** Expeditions larger than 12 are obliged to purchase a new permit.
|TIBET||Fee for 7 people ||Extra fees||Environment Fee**|
|Everest||US$ 5.000||10 % of the fee||US$ 25 per person|
|Cho Oyu & Shisha Pangma||US$ 3.000|
|Other 8000 m. peaks and higher||US$ 1.760|
|7.000 m. and higher||US$ 1.080|
|6.000 m. and higher||US$ 700|
|6.000 m. and higher||US$ 30|
|NOTE: prices refer exclusively to the peak royalty and do not include the obligatory service pack offered by the China Tibet Mountaineering Association (jeep transportation with driver, lorry for transporting gear, liason officer, interpreter, lodging, meals, bureaucratic assistance at the border, yak transport, road permit and road maintenance fee). |
Film permit: Everest US$ 6000; Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma US$ 5000
Satellite telephone permit: US$ 2000
Tax fee for cook: US$ 1500 per Sherpa
and/or a Sherpa from Nepal