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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC)?

    SPCC is a non-government organization (NGO) working in wastes management sector in the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ).

  • What are the major activities of SPCC in the Everest Region?

    Since its inception in 1991, SPCC has been working in the waste management sector in the Everest Region. SPCC manages garbage at the base camp of mountains, along trekking trails and in settlements of three VDCs: Namche, Khumjung and Chaurikharka located within the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone area. Some of our waste management activities include waste collection, segregation, disposal and recycle. Our other activities include Khumbu Icefall Route Construction and Monitoring of Illegal Climbers.

  • What is Khumbu Icefall Route?

    Khumbu Icefall is the route between Everest Base Camp and Camp II. This route is regarded as one of the dangerous phase of climbing Everest. SPCC makes and maintains this route with the help of our icefall doctors by fixing ropes and aluminum ladders.

  • Who are Icefall doctors?

    Icefall doctors are highly skilled, courageous and expedition experienced Sherpas who make and maintain the Khumbu Icefall Route.

  • What is the fee structure of Khumbu Icefall Route?

    Khumbu Icefall Route fee assessment committee (MoCTCA, NMA, ESA, TAAN and SPCC) sets fee for Khumbu Icefall Route. Climbers have to pay US$ 600/- per person for climbing in Spring and a total of US $25,000/- for climbing in Autumn season.

  • How does the garbage deposit system works?

    According to garbage deposit system, every expedition groups are required to register at SPCC office, and needs to declare their equipment and food items. Upon completion of their expedition, each group has to bring back all burnable and non-burnable wastes to SPCC office to get a garbage clearance. SPCC manages burnable garbage at Namche and submit non-burnable garbage to Kathmandu Metropolitan City in Kathmandu.

  • What documents are needed to register for garbage deposit?

    You need to fill up a garbage declaration form at our office. It needs to be signed by your group leader and guide. You also need to submit a copy of group leaders’ climbing permit.

  • Where is SPCC office?

    SPCC head office is located at Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal. Please visit SPCC office at Namche to register your permit and get a garbage clearance certificate. To register for Mt Baruntse and Mera peak, please visit our branch office at Lukla.

  • What is garbage clearance certificate?

    SPCC provides a garbage clearance certificate to expedition groups upon declaration and submission of all burnable and non-burnable garbage at SPCC office. It is required to get the garbage deposit refund.

  • How does the garbage deposit system works?

    According to garbage deposit system, every expedition groups are required to register at SPCC office, and needs to declare their equipment and food items. Upon completion of their expedition, each group has to submit all burnable and non-burnable wastes to SPCC office to get a garbage clearance. SPCC will manage the burnable garbage at Namche and submit non-burnable garbage to Kathmandu Metropolitan City in Kathmandu.