Do you want to climb in Uttarakhand?

If you are planning a mountaineering expedition to the Garhwal and Kumaon  Himalaya, Uttarakhand, you have to budget for the following charges and fees payable to different authorities:

Payable to Government of Uttarakhand

  1. Peak fee (PF)
  2. Camping site and trail management fee (CSTMF)
  3. Service / handling charges (SHC)
  4. Environmental levy (EL)
  5. National park and wildlife sanctuary fee (NPWSF) (if applicable)
  6. Professional filming fee (PFF) in the parks and sanctuaries (if applicable)

Payable to Indian Mountaineering Foundation

  • Peak Royalty

This is the cost of getting a permit for climbing in the region. Do not forget to budget for all other travel expenses, including accommodations, equipment, food, porters and transportation, to name but a few. The fees depend on the height of the peak and nationality of the mountaineer. Uttarakhand peaks are divided into three categories: > 7,001 meters, 6,501-7,000 meters and < 6,500 meters.

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