PROCEDURE & PROCESS

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:

  1. Climbing Permit
  2. 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

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
  1. Zero royalty fee for peak upto 6500-M
  2. 10% royalty fee on mountains situated in Gilgit, and Ghizer except on Spantik/Golden Peak.
  3. 05% royalty fee on all peaks during winter season (December-February)
  4. 40% Discount on royalty fee on all peaks except as mentioned in (i) & (ii) above as detailed below:-

 

S. No.

Height of Mountain

Mountain Royalty Fee for the Year

(Amount in US $)

Full team of

Seven members

Each Additional    member

1.     

K-2 (8611-M)

7200

1200

2.     

8001-8500-M

5400

900

3.     

7501-8000-M

2400

300

4.     

7001-7500-M

1500

180

5.     

6501-7000-M

900

120

  • Depositing of Waste Management Fees in case the area located in Central Karakorum National Park (CKNP) in the account of CKNP as per following detail:
    1. Habib Metropolitan Bank, Jutial Branch, Gilgit
    2. 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.
ROYALTY FEES MOUNTAINEERING AND TREKKING IN GILGIT-BALTISTAN

 

Royalty Fee Rates

(Rules and Regulation Edition - 1999)

Ministry of Tourism reduced royalty fee rates from time to time since 2002 in order to overcome the negative effects of 9/11 2001 incident and to promote adventure tourism in Pakistan. It is still being continued.

S. No.

Height of mountain

(meters)

Royalty fee

(US$)

For each additional member exceeding 7 per team an additional fee at the following rate is charged.

S. No.

Height of Mountain

(meters)

Existing 40% Discounted Fee

Full team of 7 members

Each Additional Member

1.

K-2 - 8611

12000

3000

1.

K-2 - 8611

7200

1200

2.

8001 – 8500

9500

3000

2.

8001 – 8500

5400

900

3.

7501 – 8000

4000

1000

3.

7501 – 8000

2400

300

4.

7001 – 7500

2500

500

4.

7001 – 7500

1500

180

5.

6501 – 7000

1500

300

5.

6501 – 7000

900

120