Nepal Mountaineering Association
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is a non-governmental and nonprofit organization established on November 1, 1973 to promote mountain tourism and mountain environment conservation. Its major goal is to assist mountaineers with apt mountaineering skills, efficiency and rescue techniques through training or counseling. Establishing an International Mountain Museum and International Mountaineers Memorial Park are the future interventions of NMA. Government of Nepal has authorized NMA to issue mountaineering permits for climbing 15 new peaks to mountaineers. Moreover, NMA has maintained affiliations with Union International des Association d'Alpinisme, International Mountaineers Association Union of Asian Alpine Associations. Since its inception, NMA has forever been associated with the welfare of mountaineers. NMA has even formed a welfare committee with an objective to support mountaineers and family of mountaineers lost in the mountains. NMA has also introduced "garbage deposit" scheme according to which prior to climbing any 33 trekking peak a trekking team needs deposit $250. This amount will be refunded after the team ensures that they have left the base camp clean.