Nestled in the heart of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal’s central stunning natural landscape, Nepal Mountain Academy (estd. 2002) is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive.

The academy’s academic programs are divided into two phases: first the beginners’ theoretical courses will be conducted in Kathmandu and the second phase will take the students to the Solukhumbu campus located in Garma, an hour walk from Sallery, in its own spacious premises specially built for technical and practical mountain studies program.

More than 200 students will be attending the academy for their undergraduate program where they receive a world-class education in a broad range of subjects that include the most awaited mountain studies in truly desired locations of Nepal and along with mountain trades and allied courses of mountain and tourism studies.



NMA eventually envisions to be a University for mountain and mountaineering studies that promotes, 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 the mountaineering studies.



Understanding mountains & environments, mountain cultures, and mountain activities in relation to one another to bringing students, faculty members, and community together through the study of mountains and its allied services.