NMA signs agreement with Mountain Academy to promote mountain tourism

A picture of Mount Annapurna. Photo Courtesy: Buddha Air

Kathmandu: The Nepal Mountain Academy and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Forge Alliance to Boost Sustainable Mountain Tourism.

In a collaborative move to promote sustainable development and elevate mountain tourism, Nepal Mountain Academy and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) have formalized a partnership through a signed agreement.

The agreement outlines mutual efforts in human resources development, training programs, and orientation initiatives.

Notably, the Academy will refrain from conducting basic and advanced mountaineering training, a responsibility traditionally managed by the Association.

Ungdi Tshring Sherpa, President of the Academy, and Nima Nuru Sherpa, President of NMA, executed the agreement. The Academy is optimistic that this collaboration will strengthen both organizations, ultimately benefiting mountain tourism.

NMA President emphasized the Academy’s role in theoretical aspects, complementing NMA’s practical promotion of mountain tourism while avoiding duplication.

In a key provision, the agreement grants NMA a 20% quota for its training programs to accommodate students from the Academy.

Additionally, NMA commits to providing full scholarships to at least one student each academic session from the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs offered by the Academy

The agreement is set for a duration of five years, aiming to foster a sustainable and fruitful partnership.