It is affiliated with Tribhuvan University and run by the Govt of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation. It's the first time ever in the global perspective four years, 8 semesters, rigorous academic Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS) program being offered in Nepal only. The curriculum for this course is based on multidisciplinary in nature.
The academy is an independent, not-for-profit mountain research and educational institution. It is an English medium co-educational institution. The promoting team of the academy consists of academicians, researchers, and professionals considerably renowned both at home and outside in the mountain and mountaineering fields.
The Govt. of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation has formed a governing body to carry out the programs of the academy. The governing body structure is formed with the following 13 member-dignitaries. Chairperson is a renowned person having experience in mountain tourism nominated by the Government.
Nepal Mountain Academy eventually envisions to be a University for mountain and mountaineering studies that promote, coordinates, and conducts academic activities and carries out research from across the disciplines on mountain places, peoples, and practices, and advances both theoretical and experiential learning on campus and in mountain environments in future.
Presently, the main vision of this academy is to be a nationally and internationally reputed learning center, recognized for academic and practical excellence in teaching and research in mountaineering studies education in Nepal.
The academy seeks to make mountaineering studies part of the core identity of the University by building on the academy’s existing world-class strength in research and teaching on the mountains and mountaineering studies.
Understanding mountains and environments, mountain cultures, and mountain activities in relation to one another to bring students, faculty members, and community together through the study of mountains and their allied services.