This is a letter I received from the president of the NMA
(the Nepal Mountaineering Association) on lobbying for the reduction of royalty fees in Nepal. If you agree with his request, please send him and the Ministry a supporting email.
Now the situation in Nepal is much improved and there are lots of enquiries and bookings. Already lots of tourists in the town. Mountaineering is looking better but we are still campaigning to reduce the Royalty fees of Nepalese Mountains to attract more mountaineers and climbers. Therefore I have been in talks with the Ministry of Tourism and the other related Ministries regarding the reduction of Mountaineering Royalties. With NMA's recommendation, Nepal Government formed a Royalty Revision Committee where I am active member. I am trying to pursue all Government officials to reduce the Royalty for all mountains. Because the Royalty fee of Nepal is much higher than China, Pakistan and India. Therefore I need international help and pressure on this issue. If I could have letters from our friends abroad, stating that the Royalty fee of Nepalese Mountains are too high compared to this region's countries and it needs reduction, it would give the campaign and reasoning a lot more weight. I would appreciate it if you could pass this message on to all the climbers and expedition organizers that you are in contact with. Please E-mail me at: Office@nepalmountaineering.org
and to Ministry of Tourism at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind regards and looking forward to hear from you soon.
Ang Tshering Sherpa