Nepal Mountaineering Association was established on 1 November 1973 (2030 Kartik 16) Thursday. It is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization working as a national alpine association of Nepal to promote mountain tourism, climbing sports, protect mountain environments and preserve and promote cultural heritage of mountain people. It is the only national alpine club authorized to issue climbing permits for 27 mountain peaks of Nepal.


Objectives of NMA

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has the following 7 broader objectives:

  • Explore Mountain peaks and promote for mountain climbing tourism
  • Issue the climbing permits as agreed with the Government of Nepal
  • Protect and promote mountain people, culture and heritage
  • Develop and promote skilled human capital for supporting mountain climbing
  • Develop Sports climbing tourism in Nepal
  • Emergency Rescue, Rehab and Humanitarian support for needy individual/community
  • Preserve natural environment in the mountain region for sustainable future.