Following are royalty rates for scaling peaks of various height in Pakistan :-
Heights of the Peak in meters
Royalty in US $
For each additional member exceeding 7 per team an additional fee at the following rate will be charged.
K-2 (8611 )
(These rates are subject to periodic revision). Additional fee will be charged if the number of party is for more than one peak the additional number is to pay for the other peak also. 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.
An Embassy / Consulate shall forward to the Tourism Division a copy of the royalty receipt issued to the expedition. Amount of royalty, number and date of receipt issued may clearly be mentioned on the covering letter.
A party shall indicate in its application form its order of preference for attempting the peak. In case the preference of a party is for the allotment of lower peak and the 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 cancelled. The amount of royalty collected shall not be refund to the party whose allotment has been cancelled.
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 from the Tourism Division.
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.
If a 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.
A foreign-cum-Pakistan party and a Pakistani-cum-foreign 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: A 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 organise a Pakistani-cum-Foreign expedition if it is registered with the Tourism Division.
Gilgit Baltistan Council, Government of Pakistan has decided to continue fee reduction in mountain royalty fee for the calendar year 2015 as per details given below
• Zero royalty fee for peaks up to 6500-M • 10% royalty fee on mountains situated in Chitral, Gilgit and Ghizer except on Spantik/Golden Peak. • 05% royalty fee on all peaks during winter season(December-February) • 40% discount on royalty fee on all peaks except as mentioned in (i) and (ii) above as per following beak up
K-2 8611M 7200 US dollar for a team of 07 members and per additional member 1200 US dollar 8001-8500M 5400 US dollar and per additional member 900 US dollar 7501-8000M 2400 US dollar and per additional member 300 US dollar 7001-7500M 1500 US dollar and per additional member 180 US dollar 6501-7000M 900 US dollar and per additional member 120 US dollar 6500 to below free to climb without paying the royalty fee