Government of Nepal

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

Nepal Mountain Academy



Nepal Mountain Academy is a government organization functioning under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. The academic courses that are being run are affiliated with the Faculty of Management, and Institute of Science and Technology (IoST), Tribhuvan University.

Established in the year 2002, the Academy is a successful and leading academic hub where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. The recognition of the Academy has not bloomed overnight, rather it is a huge effort throughout the years that has today resulted for the academy to transform itself into a prestigious educational institution.

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Academic Programs

BMS Program

BMS is an undergraduate degree of four years (eight semesters) course that comprises of foundation courses of management studies, social science, pure science, mountaineering and tourism core courses, electives and proje...
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MATS Program

The Master of Adventure Tourism Studies (MATS) is a 4 semester (2 years) course of 73 credits. The course focuses on imparting professional skills and knowledge to the students and enable them to advance their careers in...
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MSc.MMS Program

The Nepal Mountain Academy aims to foster the reach of scientific study in high mountains with the aspiration of advancing the fields of adventure tourism and mountaineering. MSc in MMS program is intended to develop sch...
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Ski Course

Nepal Mountain Academy offers Ski training in Nepal and abroad for creating professional human capital in Skiing. Nepal having blessed with both st...

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Trekking Guide Course

Establish yourself in the tourism industry as a certified Trekking Guide. We offer the best theoretical and practical training by Nepal's reputed i...

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Tourism and Environment Training

The Academy has been conducting Tourism and Environment Training since 2069 BS, intending to raise consciousness amongst locals on potential touris...

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High Mountaineering Training

The High Mountaineering Training is a skill development course offered by Nepal Mountain Academy to provide a comprehensive understanding of the mo...

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Mountain Safety and First Aid Training

The Academy has started and is conducting the Mountain Safety and First Aid Training since 2075.

Its principal aim is to educate the touris...

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Certificate Distribution Program of Trekking Guide Training for LGBTIQ+ Community

27 July 2023

Certificate distribution program was successfully held at NTB on 27 July 2023. The program was held in presence of Nr. Sudan Kirati (Minister, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Suda...

Inauguration Ceremony of Master of Science in Mountain and Mountaineering Science (M.Sc. MMS) and International Conference on Mountaineering and Mountain Science (ICMMS)

21 April 2023

The Nepal Mountain Academy has achieved a noteworthy milestone in its endeavour to establish a Master of Science program in Mountain and Mountaineering Science (M.Sc. MMS) at the academy after a rigor...

INTRODUCTORY ROCK CLIMBING TRAINING for BMS sixth batch students completed successfully

1 March 2023

BMS sixth batch students successfully completed their Introductory Rock Climbing Training as part of their first semester Practical Training Trip - I. From February 22 to February 28, 2023, this train...

Certificate Distribution and Launching Ceremony of "Resource Book for Trekking Guides"

24 February 2023

Certificate distribution and launching ceremony of "Resource Book for Trekking Guides" program was successfully held at NTB on 24 February 2023. The program was held in presence of Mr. Rudra Prasad Ch...

MOUNTAINEERING REFRESHMENT TRAINING with 49 Everest summiteers completed successfully!

15 December 2020

The academy expresses sincere gratitude to our instructors, trainees, and everyone associated. Very special thanks to the Coordinator and Instructor, Mr. Pemba Gelje Sherpa, Chief Instructor, Mr. Ang...

Mountaineering Refreshment Training, designed for the Everest summiteers executed in Kharikhola, Solukhumbu

13 December 2020

MOUNTAINEERING REFRESHMENT TRAINING, designed for the mighty Everest summiteers has started from today (13 to 15 December) with 49 participants at Kharikhola, Solukhumbu in the coordination of the aca...

MATS Practical Training Trip

09 December 2020

MATS Practical Training Trip started today following proper health and safety protocols!!! Students from the Master of Adventure Tourism Studies (MATS) 1st batch, along with instructors, left for the...

Mountaineers' Hall of Fame

Sir Edmund Hillary


20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008 Known for: Being the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Serving in the Royal New Zealand Air Forc...

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa


29 May 1914 – 9 May 1986 Known for: Being one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 Recipient of George medal for his contributions in the Everest s...

Reinhold Messner


17 September 1944 Known for: Being the first mountaineer to summit all 14 eight-thousanders His climbs were also all amongst the first 20 ascents for each mountain individually Becoming the firs...

George Mallory


18 June 1886 – 8 or 9 June 1924 Known for: Serving the British Army in the First World War Being the first person to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain, Everest in which...

Lino Lacedeli


4 December 1925 – 20 November 2009 Known for:  Being one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of K2 with Achille Compagnoni on 31 July 1954 Being known for fast ascents of...

Maurice Herzog


15 January 1919 – 13 December 2012 Known for: Leader and summiteer of the first 8000m peak expedition, Annapurna I (8091m) in 1950 Author of the best selling book of the expedition, "Annapu...

Sir Chris Bonington


6 August 1934 Known for: Being the first British to ascent the North Wall of the Eiger, first ascent of the Central Tower of Paine, leader of the successful Annapurna South Face Expedition, leader...

Carlos Carsolio


  4 October 1962 Known for: First Latin American and fourth (first non-europian) and second youngest person in the world to ascend the 14 Eight-Thousanders (1996). Being the fourth man and...

Louis Lachenal


17 July 1921 – 25 November 1955 Known for: One of the first two mountaineers to climb a summit of more than 8,000 meters for the first time (Annapurna I, 8091m). Having frozen feet to be am...

Ang Rita Sherpa


27 July 1948 – 21 September 2020 Known for: Most successful ascents of Mt. Everest without bottled oxygen (10 times) The only person to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen in w...

Andrew Lock OAM


26 December 1961 Known for: Being the only Australian to climb all fourteen 8000-meter peaks, resulting in him to be honoured with the medal of the Order of Australia. Climbing 13 of the 14 witho...

Mingma Sherpa


June 16, 1978 Known for: Being the first person from Nepal and the first South Asian to scale all 14 of the world's highest mountains Mingma Sherpa, along with his brother, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, ho...

Simone Moro


27 October 1967 Known for: Being the first climber to winter ascent four of the eight-thousanders, SishaPangma, Makalu, Gasherbrum II and Nanga Parbat Being an experienced helicopter pilot with m...



Prof Dr Ramesh Kumar Bajracharya

Ecotourism, also known as ecological tourism, is responsible travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strives to be low-impact and (often) small-scale. It helps educate the travel...

Mountaineering Academia Under a Female Leadership

LakpaPhuti Sherpa

A dream becomes reality if we put our hearts and minds to it and Nepal Mountain Academy is that dream for me! My journey at the Nepal Mountain Academy (NMA) commenced as a member for 2 years. I didn&...

Global Ski Tourism Industry

Tshering Jangbu Sherpa

Generally speaking, Ski industry comprises of ski resorts, food and beverages, ski schools, ski equipment, ski rental and ski merchandise. Ski activities include operating skiing facilities, operating...

Educational tourism

Prof Dr Ramesh Kumar Bajracharya

Nepal Mountain Academy has all possible means to develop its tailored programs that can practically entice international students to be in the place where mountaineering education can, in essence, imp...

Food trends in the world

Basant P. Joshi

Forbes (2016) in its food and agriculture section states about the new trends in culinary arts that next year (2017) promises to be one of the most exciting in the history of food and retailing as tec...

Understanding the mountains!

Pemba Gyalje Sherpa

Mountaineering in Nepal is a cosmic playground with a prodigious scope that has appealed global curiosity. However, if we start from the foundation, the exploration and analysis of this sector have no...

Mountaineering Trainings in Nepal

Vinaya Shakya

Days back in the history of mountaineering in Nepal, Nepalese climbers were not aware that they need training techniques to climb the mountains. They assumed; they were climbers by birth. They can cli...

The Sherpa

Uttam Babu Bhattarai

With the intent of entertaining 20 lakhs tourists in the year 2020, the government of Nepal has designated the year as Visit Nepal 2020. According to the data provided by the United Nations World Tour...

NEPAL: Easing visitors!

Ediitorial; originally by MoCTCA

Nepalese people are friendly and hospitable by nature, and the tourist will have no difficulty adjusting. One may be confused regarding some customs, traditions, and manners regarding any unfamiliar s...


Akkal Bahadur Aidi

BMS Third Batch

As a former health assistant who has transitioned to pursuing a Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS) at the Nepal Mountain Academy, I can confiden...

Anish Dahal

BMS First Batch
CEO of HITED, Instructor, Author: Tourism in Nepal

Joining the BMS course was an extraordinary decision I did take. It was the beginning of an adventure that has been going on. Having realized my true...

Photo Gallery

First Female Trekking Guide Training: 2013

By: Nepal Mountain Academy

Whitewater Rescue Technician Training: 2010

By: Nepal Mountain Academy & Initiative Outdoor

Ski Route Exploration Study, Kalinchowk: 2020

By: Nepal Mountain Academy & Ski and Snowboarding Foundation Nepal

BMS 1st Batch Orientation Program, 2017

By: Nepal Mountain Academy

Trek to Mardi Himal BaseCamp

By: BMS 1st Batch; Cohort: 2017-2020

Rock Climbing; BMS 3rd Batch; PTT-I

By: BMS 3rd Batch; Cohort: 2019-2022

Ski in Sailung

By: Nepal Mountain Academy and Dynamic Scout Crew

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

By: Prince Basnet, BMS 2nd Semester, Cohort: 2019-2022

Solukhumbu Trek: 2068

By: Nepal Mountain Academy & NTB

Bethanckowk, King of the Hills

By: Prince Basnet, BMS 2nd Semester, Cohort: 2019-2022

BMS 3rd Batch Orientation Program, 2019

By: Nepal Mountain Academy

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