Trekking

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Trekking and Mountain Royalty fees Pakistan 2020

Procedure & Process:

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN ISSUANCE OF MOUNTAINEERING/TREKKING PERMITS FOR GILGIT-BALTISTAN.

a) Two types of Tourism Permits issued by Gilgit-Baltistan Council Secretariat in respect of
foreign tourists for Peaks/Treks located in Restricted Areas of Gilgit- Baltistan:

  • Climbing Permit
  • Trekking Permit

Note: No Trekking Permit is required from GB Council to visit Open Areas of Gilgit- Baltistan.
All Peaks above 6500 Meter require Permit from GB Council whether in Open Area or
Restricted Area.

b) Documents Required

  • All applications for climbers/trekkers in respect of foreign tourists for the
    Peaks/Treks located in Gilgit-Baltistan are submitted in Gilgit-Baltistan Council Secretariat
    through designated tour operators registered with Department of Tourist Services Government of Pakistan including 7 sets of following documents:
    • Application from tour operator on their letter head
    • Application form for mountaineering expedition
    • Name list of members of expedition
    • Route map of proposed peak/trek
    • Passport copies of members of expedition
    • Visa application form (duly filled) of foreign climbers/trekkers
    • CV of Expedition members
    • Copy of license of tour operator company

Procedure and Process:

    • After receipt of complete application from tour Operator Company, the same is
    • forwarded to concerned departments/agencies for obtaining requisite clearances.
    • Time required: 4-6 weeks as per existing Pak Visa Regime.

Pakistan Mountain Royalty Fees:

    • Depositing of Royalty Fees in Gilgit-Baltistan Council Account as per following detail:
    • National Bank of Pakistan S Block, Pak Secretariat, Islamabad Account # 1975-7
    • Zero royalty fee for peak upto 6500-M
    • 10% royalty fee on mountains situated in Gilgit, and Ghizer except on Spantik/Golden Peak.
    • 05% royalty fee on all peaks during winter season (December-February)
    • 40% Discount on royalty fee on all peaks except as mentioned in (i) & (ii) above as
      detailed below:-
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Depositing of Waste Management Fees in case the area located in
Central Karakorum National Park (CKNP) in the account of CKNP as per following
Bank Account detail:

Habib Metropolitan Bank, Jutial Branch, Gilgit 

Account #: 6-02-86-20311-714-104814

IBAN Account #: PK91MPBL0286027140104814

Environment Fee/Waste Management Fee will be 68 US$ for each member of
mountaineering expedition.

Trekking Fee will be 50 US$ per person for one month for Treks situated in Restricted areas
of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, 50 US$ will also be charged as Environment Fee/Waste
Management Fee per person for one month to be deposited in the account of CKNP as
mentioned above.

Issuance of Climbing Permit:

After receipt of all clearances from concerned departments, Gilgit-Baltistan Council Secretariat
issues Climbing permit after completion of following codal formalities by the concerned tour
operator:

  • Depositing of prescribed royalty fee
  • Application to issue climbing permit
  • Expedition members insurance/ Undertaking by tour operator assuring rescue operation
    funds:
  • Tourist guide / Liaison Officer insurance and porter insurance

Information regarding status of application, while they are being processed can be obtained
from Tourism Section of Gilgit-Baltistan Council Secretariat.