Cut in royalty for mountaineering in Gilgit Baltistan
The tourism ministry of Pakistan has taken several measures to promote the country’s image abroad, and the decrease in royalties for mountain climbers is a major step towards this goal.
According to an official, discounts are being offered to mountaineers on numerous less frequented peaks. Visits during harsher winters are also being encouraged.
The ministry is charging zero royalty for peaks up to 6,500 metres high and only 10% fee on mountains in Chitral, Gilgit and Ghizer, except the Paintik/Golden Peak. A 50% discount on royalty is being offered on all peaks except those mentioned earlier. The ministry has set only a 5% royalty fee on all peaks during winter season.