Nepal Mountain Academy

Nepal Mountain Academy

Thapagaun, Bijulibazar, Kathmandu

Nepal Mountain Academy is located at Thapagaun, Bijulibazar, Kathmandu. It offers professional courses on mountaineering studies. 


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.

Salient Features


The computer laboratory is well equipped with 65 latest branded computers with LCD monitors. Each computer is accessed by networks and an unlimited internet facility is available on all weekdays.


Indoor and outdoor sports activities are arranged as required.


The academy has a furnished seminar hall with the capacity of 150 persons fully equipped with audio and visual equipment. The hall is well-carpeted, well-decorated with comfortable and luxurious furniture. The hall is equipped with a stereo sound system, computer, and multimedia facilities.


The library facility at the academy is a highly valuable asset for higher studies. The academy has a well-resourced library section with a peaceful study environment. The library is comprised of Reading Section, Text Book Section, Issuing Counter, Journal, Newspaper Section, and Property Counter. 

Currently, there are about 1,500 hard physical books related to mountains, mountaineering, social sciences, management, and other disciplines supported by 500 books and other materials. In addition, there are e-books and the process of initiating an e-library by which students have access to the library 24/7 from their convenience.

A number of journals and magazines are about adventure tourism and mountaineering studies and, accordingly, more books and resources in proportion to programs will be added in the library.

Admission Guidelines

Minimum D+ grade in each subject of class 11 and 12 with CGPA 1.8 or above


A minimum score of second division marks in 10+2, PCL, or Equivalent in any discipline

Candidates seeking admission to the BMS course should apply in the prescribed form for the entrance test within the stipulated time. The applicants should enclose with the application form, attested copies of:

  • Certificates and testimonials of all examinations passed
  • Equivalency, Transfer. and Character Certificates
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Must have secured 40% marks in CMAT conducted by T.U.


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