Kathmandu: For the first time, the government has issued a permit for mountain guides. Earlier, there was no provision for issuing separate identity cards for mountain guides.
The first permit issued by the Department of Tourism has been given to Kami Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who has climbed the highest peak of Everest 24 times.
His license number is 0001. The identity card was written “Mountain Guide ID Card” mentions permanent address, date of birth, citizenship number, phone number, and blood group.
The license is issued for five years. “For the first time, a license for mountaineering has been issued,” said Mira Acharya, director of the department. The license has been issued as per the fourth amendment of the Tourism Industry Service Flow Directive 2070 BS.
Earlier, the department had issued a public notice informing that the online application for mountaineering has been opened since April 20. The application can be filled on the website of the department.
A copy of the certificate of equivalence obtained from the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTVT) of Nepal or a copy of the certificate of level 4 mountaineering guide from CTVT or a copy of the red book obtained from the Nepal Mountaineering Association is required for a mountain guide with a fee of Rs 2100.
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