Nepal Mountain Leader Association is a non-profit and non-political organization formed by the handful of mountain leaders in the year 2015. Officially enlisted in the year 2017 under the Nepal government NGO Act 2034 in District Administrative office Kathmandu, Nepal; with recommendation of Nepal Government Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and District Development board of trustees of Kathmandu.
To build up the travel industry in Nepal interfacing with the world giving fundamental preparing to mountain leaders and overhauling their aptitude and learning under the global standard’s preparation and instruction ethical quality is principle objective of this association. This organization is set up with a target to join all mountain leaders engaged with mountaineering and build up their standard exercises in mountain leading to give better value to the clients coming to Nepal and also provide help to the country through such prepared leaders.
While the trekking industry employs many people as ‘guides/leaders’, there is no hands-on training course available to help them develop and improve their leadership and technical skills. The Nepal Mountain Leader Association aims to enhance the guides/leaders through organizing various courses.
Nepal Mountain Leader currently runs different trainings for the leaders. The core training NMLA has been conducting at the moments are:
- Mountain Leader Component I or Summer component
- Mountain Leader Component II
- Mountain Leader Component III or Winter Component
- Instructor Course (Every 2 years)
Apart from these core trainings, NMLA has been conducting day trainings for the interested organizations and companies
- Map & Navigation
- First Aid
- Leave No Trace,
- Flora and Fauna