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GRANT OF PERMISSION

TO MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITIONS

FOR CLIMBING IN PAKISTAN

Procedure for Application

 Cancellations

 Briefing & De-Briefing

Liaison Officer (L.O)

Kit & Equipment

Import  of  Equipment

Porter Wages & Transport

Accident Insurance

 Medical Treatment

Royalty (Permit Fees)

Photography

Joint Expeditions

 Accidents

 Foreign Exchange

Observance of Security

Terms for Publications

Environmental Care Code

Miscellaneous

Winter Expeditions

Application Forms

(I) :       PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION FOR CLIMBING PERMIT

 

01       A foreign mountaineering expedition desirous of climbing a peak in Pakistan shall apply on the application form (Annex-A) with one copy to the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Pakistan. A copy of royalty receipt must be sent to the Tourism Division at Green Towers in Islamabad Pakistan.  

02      Application forms for allotment of peaks will be accepted by Pakistani Embassy / Consulate during the period of 1st Jan to 31st Dec one year before the expedition is planned to climb in Pakistan.  

03      The application will then be immediately forwarded by the Pakistani Embassy / Consulate to the Tourism Division where it would be processed on "First-come-First served Basis".  

04       Incomplete applications or forms as received before or after the prescribed dates will not be entertained.   

05       If a expedition party is not sure of the composition of the team members, it shall apply stating other facts without enclosing the particulars of its members with the application form. In such cases, the peaks will be booked provisionally. The formal permission letter will be issued only after the personal data of all the expedition members is received by the Tourism Division as per Annexure-B at least three months prior to the of arrival of the expedition party in Pakistan. If the personal data of the new members are not received within the prescribed period and the expedition party arrives in Pakistan, it will have to delay their departure to the mountains until the clearance of their new members is obtained (which takes about a week). Under this condition, the expedition party shall not leave for Pakistan unless it has received the formal permission letter. No mountaineer can be a member of more than one expedition during a season.  

06       The expedition party shall indicate in order of preference, at least 3 to 4 peaks so that the available peaks could be allotted. The expedition party shall be given permission for more than one 8000 meter peaks only with the special permission by the Secretary, Ministry of Tourism.  

07       The Tourism Division shall try to send the climbing permit to a party within 60 days of the receipt of application in Tourism Division. Depending on the availability of the peak for the chosen period, Tourism Division will send provisional booking of the peak on receipt of the complete application.   

08       The Government of Pakistan reserves the rights to allot a particular peak through any route to more than one expedition party during the same season.

 

(II) :    CANCELLATION  

09       The Government of Pakistan has the right to cancel the allotment of a peak at any time without assigning any reason. The amount of royalty deposited shall be refunded in such cases.  

10      In case, however, an expedition party postpones / cancels its mountaineering plan due to its own reasons, it shall inform the Tourism Division by the quickest possible means. In such a case the royalty deposited shall neither be refunded nor it would be carried forward for any future mountaineering plans in Pakistan. Change in the booking period during the same mountaineering season is possible subject to availability of the peak / route for the revised dates.

 

(III) :   BRIEFING & DE-BRIEFING 

11      The expedition upon arrival in Rawalpindi / Islamabad shall see the concerned officers in Tourism Division for arranging meeting with the Liaison Officer and assistance on matters like insurance, purchase of rations and allied matters. After completing these formalities the leader of the expedition shall request for a date of formal briefing. For this purpose he shall give a minimum notice of 24 hours excluding Sunday & Holidays. The preparatory work would entail a stay of about four to five days in Islamabad / Rawalpindi. 

12      On return from the mountains the leader of the expedition party shall inform the concerned officer in the Tourism Division and obtain a date for debriefing by giving him a minimum notice of 24 hours excluding Sundays and holidays. 

Note: No expedition party will proceed to the mountains without attending the formal briefing or leave the country without a formal debriefing at the office of the Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad.

 

(IV) :  LIAISON OFFICER (L.O.) 

13      The expedition party shall include in the expedition, as its member at least one L.O. to be deputed by the Government of Pakistan. 

14      The expedition party shall pay for his food, accommodation and transportation up to  mountains and back from the reporting date of the expedition in Islamabad till the date the party is de-briefed. 

15      During the stay of a expedition party at Rawalpindi / Islamabad the L.O. shall, (from the date of reporting), normally share food, transport and accommodation with the expedition. In case an expedition party cannot cater for these arrangements for the L.O. or if the L.O. prefers to arrange his own lodging and boarding he shall be paid US$ 20/= per day for his stay in Rawalpindi / Islamabad. While in the mountains, if the L.O. chooses to have his independent food arrangements he shall be entitled to US$ 15/= daily allowance. He shall also be provided the services of a porter. The expedition and L.O. may have a common cook. 

16      The L.O. shall carry his personal equipment like any other member of the expedition party. 

17      The L.O. shall be consulted on routes and local customs and if desired on matters such as transport, accommodation and rations. If however, the expedition leader disagrees with L.O. he shall give him in writing the reasons for such disagreement. 

18      The L.O. shall extend maximum assistance to the expedition party in making purchases etc. He shall, however, not handle any cash nor undertake any financial transactions on behalf of the leader or the expedition party.

 

(V) :   KIT & EQUIPMENT 

(i)       For Liaison Officer 

19      The L.O. shall accompany an expedition party to a maximum height with the consent of the leader or at least stay at the base camp till the party descends and return with the party for debriefing at Islamabad. For this purpose a party shall provide him, free of cost the necessary kit and equipment as narrated under Annexure-C in order to enable him to perform his duties without any risk. 

20      The Kit & equipment for L.O. should be brought to his measurements (sent to a party in advance). If a party does not receive measurements before its departure for Pakistan it may bring standard size kit and equipment. Shirts and Jean trousers may be purchased in Pakistan to avoid size problems. 

(ii)       For Low Altitude Porters 

21      The low altitude porters shall company an expedition party only up to the base camps of maximum  5,500 meters altitude. For this purpose a party shall provide them free of cost the standard kit / equipment as per Annexure-D. 

22      In case a low altitude porter is desired by the expedition party to go above 5,500 meters (except passes enroute) he shall be entitled to receive kit / equipment and rations as prescribed for high altitude porters under Annexure-E.

  

(iii)       For High Altitude Porters: 

23      The expedition party shall arrange to provide, free of cost standard kit and equipment to a high altitude porter as detailed under Annexure-E in order to enable him to perform his duties.

 

(iv)     For Communication: 

24      The expedition party shall be equipped with reasonable communication means such as Walkie Talkie, Radio / Transistor set, and a high powered transmitter for communication from mountains with district headquarters (optional frequencies allotted are 5201 KHZ, 6996-KHZ, 10282-KHZ, 15951-KHZ and 16411-KHZ).

 

(v)      General: 

25      Kit/equipment for porters shall be handed over to them in the presence of L.O. prior to the start of caravan. 

26      No expedition party shall be allowed to proceed to its destination if the kit/equipment provided by it to LO/Porters is found incomplete or sub-standard in quality. Before leaving Rawalpindi/Islamabad the L.O. shall satisfy himself that the kit/equipment is complete and of required standard. Kit and equipment given to L.O. is returnable but, the items of personal use and clothing such as jackets, trousers, shirts, gloves, socks, caps, approach march boots, pullovers, rucksack and sleeping bag are to be retained by the Liaison Officer after the expedition is over.

(VI) :  IMPORT/EXPORT OF EQUIPMENT/KIT 

27      Equipment, non-consumable and consumable stores imported by an expedition party into Pakistan shall be subject to the following conditions:- 

a)      Equipment and non-consumable stores will be allowed temporary entry free of customs duty and sales tax Levi able there on subject to an undertaking (Annexure-F) being furnished by a leader of the expedition to the effect that the equipment etc. will be re-exported out of Pakistan on completion of the mission and that no part of it will be sold or otherwise disposed off in Pakistan, failing which duty and sales tax Levi able thereon will be paid. 

b)      Consumable stores and medicines will be allowed exemption from customs duty & sales tax subject to the said undertaking (annex "F") being furnished by the leader of the expedition to the effect that they will be used for the purpose for which they have been imported and will not be sold or otherwise disposed off in Pakistan failing to which the customs duty and sales tax Levi able thereon will be paid. The un-consumed portion will be re-exported out of Pakistan on completion of the mission.  

C)      Above conditions shall not apply when donation of consumable stores & medicines etc. is made in Pakistan with the prior permission of the Govt of Pakistan and for which official receipt will be issued. 

28      The expedition party shall send to the Tourism Division an application in triplicate as per the said Annexure "F" along with three copies of the list of equipment. Cost price of all the items shall also be shown on the said list. Tourism Division shall return one copy to the expedition party after affixing signatures & seal. Another copy shall be sent to the customs authorities at the point of entry who shall clear the equipment when it arrives with the expedition party. 

29      If some equipment is to be sent to Pakistan in advance, the Tourism Division shall be so informed. In that case one copy of the application at the said Annex "F" along with it's enclosures, shall be handed over to a clearing and forwarding agent to be nominated for this purpose by the expedition party. Another copy shall be sent to the customs authority at the point of entry. 

30      After clearance of the equipment, the local agency shall have to arrange for it's transportation, storage and protection till it is handed over to the expedition party on it's arrival. He shall also pay for the local octroi duty, if any. He shall be advised to contact a representative of Tourism Division in case of any difficulty.

 

(VII) :   WAGES OF PORTERS AND TRANSPORT HIRE CHARGES 

31      A rough idea on wages and charges for animal and mechanical transport will be communicated to the expedition party along with the formal permission letter. 

32      Payment of wages to porters shall be made when they are discharged. However, if a porter requires an advance payment, this may be given in the presence of L.O,/Guide and a receipt obtained. 

33      In addition to daily wages, the expedition party shall provide to a low attitude porter free rations as per Annexure-G or money in lieu of rations, as fixed by the Government from the day he is engaged till the day he is discharged. 

34      Similarly, free rations shall be provided to high attitude porter as per Annexure 'H' from the day he goes above 5,500 meters. 

35      Except in case of sickness/injury no wages shall be paid to a porter for the day on which he does not work. If, however, a party wants to have a rest day then porter(s) shall be paid full wages etc. 

36      For forced halts on bad weather days the expedition party shall pay to porter full daily wages and rations. Decision of a leader about movement on such days shall be the final. If, however, L.O. feels that the weather is too bad to march, he may ask the leader to halt the expedition party. In case of disagreement with the advice of L.O. the leader should give in writing the reasons for such disagreement. 

37      The porter marching with an expedition party for more than seven days shall be allowed every seventh day as holiday with full daily wages etc.

 

(VIII) :   INSURANCE 

          Only. In case of partial disablement the amount of compensation shall be proportionate to the percentage of disablement as declared by a competent authority. 

39      The high attitude porter shall be insured for a sum of Rs.100,000 (rupees one hundred thousand) only. In case of partial disablement, the amount, of compensation shall be proportionate to the percentage of disablement as declared by a Civil Surgeon. 

40      The low attitude porter shall be insured for a sum of Rs.50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousands) only . In case a partial disablement, the amount, of compensation, shall be proportionate to the percentage of disablement as declared by a Civil Surgeon. 

41      Insurance cover shall be provided through a Pakistani company and Government shall help the expedition party in getting this facility in Pakistan if so requested.

 

(IX) :  MEDICAL TREATMENT 

42      If in the opinion of a doctor/first aid specialist evacuation of a sick/injured porter from the mountain to a hospital in a district headquarters like Gilgit, Skardu or Chitral is necessary then the said expedition party shall pay for his evacuation by a helicopter or other means. In case a L.O. feels that the porter is very sick and is not being evacuated, he shall ask the leader to arrange for his evacuation. If the leader disagrees with the advice of L.O. he shall give him in writing the reasons for such disagreement. the said statement would also need to be countersigned by the expedition's doctor/first-aid-specialist. 

43      The expedition party is not responsible to pay for the evacuation and medical treatment of a sick/injured L.O. as the same shall be borne by his detailing/recommending authority. 

44      During sickness/injury in the mountains or hospitalization, an expedition party shall pay half of the daily wages to a porter till the date it leaves the district headquarters for Rawalpindi/Islamabad. 

45      Medical facilities including surgical operations etc. are generally provided free of cost in Pakistani hospitals. Should some sickness/injuries to porters entail some expenditure, an expedition party shall pay for the same. In case of death of a porter/cook or other hired person, the expedition would be responsible for the transportation of the dead body from the place of the casualty to the place of hiring.

 

(X) :    ROYALTY 

46      Following are royalty rates for scaling peaks of various height in Pakistan:- 

Royalties (Permit Fee) For Peaks In Skardu (Baltistan) 2006 & 2007

(all fees valid for a maximum group of 07 members)

Mountains

Normal Fees

50% Discounts

Additional Members

 K-2 (8611M)

US$ 12,000

US$ 6,000

US$ 1,000

 8001 8500 M

US$ 9,000

US$ 4,500

US$  750

 7501 8000 M

US$ 4,000

US$ 2,000

US$  250

 7001 7500 M

US$ 2,500

US$ 1,250

US$  150

 6501 7000 M

US$ 1,500

US$ 750

US$  100

3000 6500 M

FREE

FREE

FREE

            Royalties (Permit Fees) For Peaks In Chitral, Gilgit & Ghizer 2006 & 2007

(all fees valid for a maximum group of 07 members)

Mountains

Normal Fees

90% Discounts

Additional Members

7501 7,999 M

US$ 4,000

US$ 400

US$  250

7001 7500 M

US$ 2,500

US$ 250

US$  150

6501 7000 M

US$ 1,500

US$ 150

US$  100

3000 6500 M

FREE

FREE

FREE

         (The above royalty rates are subject to periodic revisions). 

Note:    Expeditions are required to deposit full amount of royalty with the nearest Embassy / Consulate / Tourism Division, Government of Pakistan at the time of making an application for booking of a peak. The Head of account for depositing the royalty is:- 

1391-Fees, Fines and Forfeitures for accounting of the receipt relating to royalty/trekking fee realized from Mountaineering and Trekking. 

47      The Embassy/Consulate shall forward to the Tourism Division a copy of the royalty receipt issued to the expedition. Amount of royalty, number & date of receipt issued may clearly be mentioned on their covering letter. 

48      The expedition party shall indicate in its application form its order of preference for attempting the peak. In case the preference of a expedition party is for the allotment of lower peak and the expedition party is allotted a higher peak out of its preference it shall deposit the balance of the royalty within two weeks of receipt of communication from Tourism Division. In case the balance  amount is not deposited within the stipulated period the allotment shall automatically stand canceled. The amount of royalty collected shall not be refunded to the expedition party whose allotment has been canceled. 

49      In case the first preference of a party is for the allotment of a higher peak but it is allotted a lower peak out of its preference the balance of the royalty shall be refunded to it by the concerned Embassy Consulate of Pakistan on receipt of a letter of authorization form the Tourism Division. 

50      It shall be binding on a party to accept the allotment of a peak if it is one of those mentioned by it in its application form. In case of refusal to accept the allotment, the amount of royalty stand forfeited. 

51      If an expedition party indicates its order of preference within a list of peaks submitted by it and all those peaks have already been allotted to other parties, it shall be asked to identify more peaks. In case of its inability to do so , the whole of its royalty shall be refunded to it. 

52      The foreign-cum-Pakistani expedition party and a Pakistani-cum-foreign expedition party shall deposit the full amount of royalty for the allotment of a peak. In case it qualifies for a discount of 50% on the royalty the balance of the amount shall be refunded to it accordingly. 

Note:  The foreign expedition party shall be allowed to get Pakistani member only from any Pakistani Mountaineering Club registered with the Tourism Division. Similarly such a Pakistani Club shall be allowed to organize a Pakistani-cum-Foreign expedition if it is registered with the Tourism Division.

 

(XI) :   PHOTOGRAPHY 

(i)         Aerial Photography. 

53      Aerial photography of mountain peaks enroute to Northern Areas and Chitral is allowed after notifying the pilot of the aircraft or the Liaison Officer. 

(ii)        Still Photography 

54       The expedition party shall not photograph the following objects during its stay in Pakistan:- 

(a       Any Army, Navy and Air Force installations. 

(b)      Any equipment of Armed Forces such as ships, installations, establishments, tanks, guns, tanks, vehicles, aircrafts and other arms etc. 

(c)      Any Pakistani airports or its connected buildings and installations. 

(d)      Any tribal lady/ladies. 

(e)      Any other notified prohibited area/place. 

(iii)      Making of Commercial Film including T.V. 

55      Subject to above, the expedition party attempting a peak, situated in closed zone (i.e. within the 10 mile belt and 30 mile belt of Pakistan border with foreign countries) may only take photographs/make films under the direct supervision of its L.O. 

56      For this purpose, an expedition party shall identify one member of its team as the photographer for shooting of a film of academic interest. If, however, an expedition party wants to include in the team some professional photographers for shooting of professional films , the professional photographer(s) in that case shall be accompanied by an additional L.O. under the same Terms and conditions as for the L.O. Under this arrangement, the professional photographers shall not be allowed to break into units. 

57      Export of such films out of Pakistan shall be allowed only after the L.O has certified that defense installations and prohibited areas/places were not photographed. 

58      The LO shall inform the expedition party of the objects which are allowed to be photographed/filmed. If he is convinced that key/defense installations are being photographed, he shall forbid the photographer from taking such photographs or making such films. If a photographer does not comply with his advice the matter shall be reported to police who shall proceed against such photographer under official Secrets Act, 1923. 

59       Still photographs, commercial films and films of academic interest taken/made in rest of Pakistan shall not be subject to these restriction except restrictions mentioned at para 54 and 58. 

60       Permission of photography is subject to the condition that an expedition party shall supply to the Government of Pakistan free of cost and freight one copy/print of film of academic interest/commercial film made and one set of photograph taken.

 

(XII) :  JOINT EXPEDITION PARTIES 

(a)      Foreign-cum-Pakistan expedition party. 

61      The expedition party assuming the nature of a joint expedition, which would include Pakistanis as climbers, shall get a discount of 50% on the amount of royalty. In this case the number of Pakistani climbers shall not be less than half of the total number of foreign members in a party including its leader. In special cases the Tourism Division may relax the number of Pakistanis to one-third of foreigners. 

62      If, however, the said one third number cannot be mustered then there shall be no collaboration between a Pakistani expedition party and a foreign expedition party. 

63      Particulars of Pakistani climbers, in five copies, shall be obtained on proforma at Annexure '1' by a foreign expedition party from any Pakistani Alpine Club which shall ensure that experienced climbers are nominated for the purpose on all Pakistan basis. These particulars shall then be attached to an application form. 

64      Under these arrangements the leader shall be a foreigner while the deputy leader shall be a Pakistani. 

(b)     Pakistani-Cum-Foreign expedition party. 

65      The Pakistani expedition party which may include in its expedition foreign national as members, shall pay 50% of the royalty chargeable for a peak proposed to be attempted. In this case the number of foreign climbers shall not exceed than that of Pakistani climbers or be less than one-third of the total number of Pakistanis. However, an expedition party having a single foreigner will stand exempted from the operation of this para. 

66      Particulars of all foreign climbers shall be obtained by a Pakistani expedition party on proforma at Annexure 'B' and supplied in five copies, along with an application form at Annexure 'A' to Tourism Division at least 4 months in advance of their arrival. 

67      Under these arrangements the leader shall be a Pakistani while a deputy leader may be a foreigner. 

68      The foreign-cum-Pakistani or a Pakistani-cum-foreign expedition party shall be accompanied by a L.O. 

69      The expedition party consisting of Pakistani climbers only shall, however, be exempted from payment of royalty. It shall, however, deposit with Tourism Division particulars of all the members, including the leader on proforma at Annexure 'I' Pakistani expeditions need no L.Os. 

70      Foreigners and Pakistanis climbing peaks under these arrangements shall be subject to relevant provisions of these Terms and Conditions wherever applicable.

 

(XIII) :   ACCIDENTS 

71      In case of accident/death of a member of an expedition party, the leader shall notify the L.O. who shall report the matter to the nearest police station and get in touch with Deputy Commissioner of the area for any assistance that may be felt necessary. 

72       If any assistance from the Pakistan Army is needed, the L.O. shall so inform the Deputy Commissioner who shall arrange such assistance. 

73       If helicopter is needed, FCNA/Local Administration would arrange for the same, on payment basis. Mountaineering expeditions will guarantee rescue operation funds to the tune of US$ 6000/= or provide guarantee from their respective Diplomatic Mission in Pakistan or an undertaking from Government approved Tour Operator failing which they will not be allowed to attempt peaks in Pakistan. 

74       In case of death of a member, a L.O. shall obtain, necessary death certificate from local Deputy Commissioner before leaving the area. 

75       In case of accident/death of a low/high altitude porter, action shall be taken on the above lines. In addition, to the L.O. shall obtain from the Civil Surgeon concerned a certificate of his/their disablement/death for insurance purposes. 

76       In case of injury/death of L.O. the leader shall inform the Deputy commissioner of the area who, in turn, shall inform the army authorities/Tourism Division.

 

(XIV) :   FOREIGN EXCHANGE 

77      The expedition party shall invariably en-cash Foreign Exchange from an authorized bank/money changer. For this purpose a certificate about the amount of Foreign Exchange surrendered shall be obtained from the said bank/authorized money changer. 

78      Exchange booths of banks authorized to deal in foreign Exchange at the exit points are authorized to reconvert up to Rs 500/- per person out of the unspent balance of Pak Rupee obtained by encashment of foreign currency. For reconversion of the amount exceeding the said limit an office of the State Bank of Pakistan shall be approached through a bank authorized to deal in foreign exchange. 

79      The expedition party shall convert its foreign currency into Pak Rupee at Rawalpindi/Islamabad which shall then be taken to Gilgit/Skardu and Chitral. The expedition party may, however deposit the surplus/reserve amount in a bank at the above mentioned places, before leaving for mountains. 

80      Encashment of Foreign Exchange from anybody other than a bank or an authorized money changer is an offence under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947.

 

(XV) :  OBSERVANCE OF SECURITY & CONDITIONS FOR PUBLICATION OF MATERIAL 

81      The expedition party shall confine its activities to its objectives as declared in the application form. 

82      The expedition party shall not indulge in any activity that might offend the religious sentiments and social or moral usages and customs of the local people. 

83      The expedition party shall not at any stage operate in more than one area and scale more than one peak. 

84      Also an expedition party shall not scale a peak by a route which goes through another peak. 

85      The expedition party shall not split into small groups while in the mountains. In cases of emergency a L.O. has the authority to allow splitting of a expedition party. 

86      The expedition party shall not deviate from the specified route except in an emergency and with the permission of a L.O. 

87      Maps etc. if applied for and issued to an expedition party shall be returned to the Government of Pakistan through L.O. before the expedition's departure from Pakistan. The nominal amount of non-refundable money may also need to be deposited with the Government for use of these maps. 

88      Duplicate copies of photographic data collected during mountain climbing etc. shall be handed over to L.O. 

89      Should an expedition party be of mountaineering-cum-scientific or exclusively scientific nature, the leader shall submit to the Pakistan authorities concerned for inspection of all the data/specimens/collections etc. 

90      Export of all such collection without the prior permission of the Government of Pakistan is prohibited. 

92      Copies of research papers/documents prepared shall also be supplied, in duplicate, to the Government of Pakistan.

 

(XVI) :   ENVIRONMENTAL CARE CODE 

93      It is imperative to keep the mountains clean. Instructions contained in the subsequent paras on the subject shall be strictly observed. 

94      Every mountaineering expedition party irrespective of its size shall contribute US$ 200/= or equivalent in Pakistani currency for Environment Protection Fund. The Head of Account for depositing this contribution is : "Receipt of Tourism Division 130000-139000". This could be deposited by expeditions after their arrival in Pakistan in the State Bank of Pakistan or in the authorized branch of National Bank of Pakistan. 

95      Mountaineering parties shall also deposit refundable amount of US$ 1000/= or equivalent in Pakistani currency in the authorized bank in Pakistan. The amount would be subject to forfeiture in full or in part thereof in case the expedition or any of its members causes damage to environment. 

96       The expedition party shall leave their camping site clean. On return, a L.O. shall furnish a certificate that this condition has been fully complied with by the expedition party. 

97      The expedition party or its porters shall not damage the forest or animal wealth of the area. On return, a LO shall furnish a certificate that this condition has also been fully complied with by a party. 

98      In case it is established that the Liaison Officer gave a false certificate, the matter would be brought to the notice of his detailing authority who would proceed against him/her under the laid down rules on the subject. In case of a Civilian Liaison Officer or guide his/her registration would be canceled and he/she would be disqualified as a guide for a period of four years. 

99      In case of breach of these rules, an expedition party or all the members of such a party shall be disqualified for any further mountaineering expedition to Pakistan for a period of four years. In addition to this they may also be prosecuted under the relevant laws.

 

(VII) :    MISCELLANEOUS 

100    The expedition party shall engage porters through local administration. 

101    The low altitude porter shall carry a maximum weight of 25 kilos. He shall cover a minimum distance of 10 kilometers and a maximum distance of 13 kilometers per day with suitable stoppages of 5-10 minutes after every hour. If there are some traditional night halts on the way, which are short of the said 10-13 kilometers, then a porter may stay there for the night. He shall have to make up for the loss of mileage the next day. 

102    The high altitude porter shall carry maximum weight according to the following scale:- 

         a)  Height between 5,001 to 6,000 meters     20 kg

         b)  Height between 6,001 to 7,000 meters     17 kg

         c)  Height between 7,001 to 8,000 meters     14 kg

         d)  Beyond 8,000 meters                             12 Kg 

103    While carrying this load beyond a base camp a porter shall make only one trip from one camp to another. This trip would be inclusive of going up and coming down. Leader of an expedition party shall use his discretion in setting up of camps beyond the said base camp by taking into consideration the location of mountains, terrain and areas of avalanches. 

104     The porter shall sign an undertaking of good behavior as per Annexure "J". One copy of the said undertaking shall be deposited with a representative of local administration. Another copy shall be handed over to the leader. The third copy shall be provided to the porter. 

105     The expedition party shall try to follow the date of arrival as fixed by the Government in order to avoid pressure on transport and accommodation. 

106    As soon as an expedition party gets the permission letter, it shall immediately get in touch with the nearest PIA Office or an office of any other airline for reservation of seats and booking of equipment from Rawalpindi to Northern Areas/Chitral by giving the following information:- 

         (i)   Number of persons.

         (ii)   Total weight of equipment to be flown.

         (iii)   Probable dates of flights from Rawalpindi to Northern Areas/Chitral. 

107    Flights to Northern Areas and Chitral are subject to weather conditions and as such PIA or any other airline may not be able to give firm dates of bookings. In such cases, an expedition party would need to request the PIA/any other airline to pass on the above information to Officer In charge, Northern areas, PIA Office, The Mall, Rawalpindi. 

108    The expedition party shall come prepared to stay for a period of 2-3 weeks in Rawalpindi and Northern Areas, respectively, in case the weather suddenly turns bad. 

109     The expedition party shall have to register itself with Foreigners Registration Officer in the Office of Senior Superintendent of Police, at Rawalpindi before leaving for mountains. Similarly an expedition party shall inform the said Foreign Registration Officer before leaving Rawalpindi/Islamabad on departure from Pakistan. 

110     To obviate language difficulty, an expedition party coming from non-English speaking country, shall invariably include in an expedition an English speaking member. 

111     The expedition party shall not serve forbidden items like Park & Liquor etc to L.O./Porters.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WINTER

MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITIONS VISITING PAKISTAN

 A.         LIAISON OFFICER

The Terms and Conditions for Liaison Officer would remain the same as provided under item IV above except the followings. 

(i)         Food:

In case the Liaison Officer is not sharing food with expedition party while in the mountains, he would be paid double the normal summer rates in lieu of rations. 

(ii)        Kit & Equipment

The kit and equipment would be of such a make and quality which can withstand the extreme temperature of -35 C to - 40C. 

B.         PORTERS:

The Terms and Conditions for porters (both high and low altitude) would remain the same as provided under item VII above except the following:- 

(i)         Rations:

The scale of rations would be the same for both low and high altitude porters as indicated in Annex "H" of the Mountaineering Rules and Regulations. 

(ii)        Kit & Equipment:

The items of kit and equipment would remain the same for both low and high altitude porters as are mentioned in annex-E. The equipment shall be of the quality that is tested against a temperature of -35C to - 40C. 

(iii)       Wages:     

(a)        Low altitude porter - double the normal summer wages + Rs 50/- per day in lieu of rations.

(b)        High altitude porters - double the normal summer wages + Rs 60/- per day in lieu of rations. 

C.         MISCELLANEOUS:

(a)        The low altitude porter shall carry a maximum weight of 20 Kg up to base camp.

(b)        The high altitude porter shall carry a maximum weight of 12 kg.
 

ANNEXURE-A

APPLICATION FORM FOR MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITIONS

This application form is available on request. 

ANNEXURE-B

PARTICULARS OF LEADER AND MEMBERS OF AN EXPEDITION PARTY

This application form is available on request

ANNEXURE-C

SCALE OF EQUIPMENT FOR LIAISON OFFICER

This application form is available on request. 

ANNEXURE-D

SCALE OF EQUIPMENT FOR LOW ALTITUDE PORTERS

This application form is available on request. 

ANNEXURE-E

SCALE OF EQUIPMENT/KIT PER HEAD FOR

This application form is available on request.

ANNEXURE-F

PERMIT FOR IMPORT & EXPORT OF EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT

This application form is available on request.

ANNEXURE-G

SCALE OF RATIONS PER HEAD FOR LOW ALTITUDE PORTERS

This application form is available on request. 

ANNEXURE-H

SCALE OF RATIONS PER HEAD FOR HIGH ALTITUDE PORTERS

This application form is available on request. 

ANNEXURE-I

PERSONAL DATA OF PAKISTANI LEADERS/DEPUTY LEADERS

AND MEMBERS OF AN EXPEDITION PARTY

This application form is available on request.

ANNEXURE-J

UNDERTAKING BY PORTERS

This application form is available on request

 

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