About Mountain Guide Exam


Mountain Guide Exam is final education and evaluation system to be a certified international mountain guide (IFMGA Standard). Mountain guide exam consist of one module in winter season, giving a total of 15 training days. The program should be conducted at 4000m to 6000m of different alpine terrain. This proposed plan does not include the approach or the return from training venue. The dates of the courses are to be reconfirmed internally while, in the main, respecting the accepted dates.

Progressiveness in the training programme will allow the trainees to complete their mountain guide exam with the mountaineering module last; close to the reality of the profession. The trainee who successfully completes the final evaluation will decorate as International Mountain Guide. The eliminate trainee has to face the evaluation on respective subject (in which, he/she failed) in coming future.

Minimum requirements for Mountain Guide Exam:

The trainee completes his/her Aspirant Guide Course with all three components. Successful trainees will return two years later to pass his Mountain Guide exam.

Before enroll in Mountain Guide Course the Aspirant Guide should exercise on:

  • 2 trekking peak ascents (NMA list)
  • 1 expedition style ascent with at least two camps in altitude
  • 8 days of ascents (without clients) on all type of terrain

Guide Exam schedule

Month:                       March

Course length:           15 days

Rest day:                  1 day every week

Location:                  alpine peak bellow 6000m with glacier, snow, ice, rock and mixed route

Guide Refreshment Training

Periodic refreshment training consists of single schedule on 3-5 training days. NNMGA mountain guides must have to attain the periodic refreshment training within every three years cycle to refresh their technical skills and to adopt new techniques and regulation for Mountaineering Guiding arena.  This is the mandatory provision for all NNMGA Mountain guides. Guides who do not attain the periodic refreshment training, his/her license could not be renewed. 

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Nepal National Mountain Guide Association
P.O. Box No: - 8703,
Gairidhara , Kathmandu ,Nepal

Tel:- +977 1 4004006
E-mail:- info@nnmga.org.np