Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) urged the government to use royalty to develop infrastructure of the commercial peaks.
Speaking during the annual general meeting of the association, president of the association Zimba Zambu Sherpa urged the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation to implement the directives regarding the use of royalty for infrastructure development of different tourist peaks.
He also insisted the government to add 15 more peaks within the association that presently allows permit for 33 peaks.
According to joint secretary at the ministry Hari Prasad Basyal, the ministry is preparing the final directive to grant three years royalty for the development of proper infrastructure of different peaks.
He also informed about the Mountain Conservation Directive that awaits implementation.
Similarly, secretary at the ministry Dr Ganesh Raj Joshi informed about different tourism activities going on for tourism promotion and development. “We are moving on with trekking route development at 75 districts,” he said, adding that the association should always be transparent and maintain transparency in each of its income and expenditure.Nima Noru Sherpa, first vice president of the association insisted the government to fulfil the commitments made for the promotion of the mountaineering sectors.
During the programme, NMA also felicitated top ten trekking companies on the basis of number of permit issued for different expedition. Thamserku Trekking, Summit Nepal Trekking, Multi Adventure, Royal High Mountain Treks, Alpine Everest Guides Nepal, Himalayan Expedition Inc, Himalayan Glaciers Trekking, Choyo Trekking and Cosmo Trekking were awarded.