Nepal Trekking Permits – Restricted Area Permits and Fees

People travel for different purposes. Some many travel for educational whereas some may seek adventures within the nature.

One of the most alluring recreational activities can be trekking.

Nepal trek is all about exploring the beautiful nature, the flora and fauna residing on it with highs and lows of the trekking trails.

Tourists from all around the world fly to Nepal to experience something unique, something very special.

But the only possible way to trek is with the help of a trekking permit. Now let’s discuss what a trekking permit really is.

Nepal Trekking Permits

A trekking permit is a piece of document that lets enthusiastic trekkers to visit restricted areas.

The permit requires details about for the route and region. Police checkpoints are set up in some areas so you should not venture off the set route unless you carry cigarettes for officers.

The Department of Immigration located at IMPACT Building, Maitighar, Kathmandu (Tel 4223590) issues permits for tourists who fly here to trek at any part of the country.

A permit is only issued to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued permits.

Note:

a. Permit fees are quoted in US$ but payable in Nepali Rupees.

b. Trekking Permits will not be extended past your Visa Expiry Date.

c. 2 Passport photos required.

Permits to Trek in Conservation Area

1. Entry Fee (Per Person) to visit Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA):
For SAARC Nationals: Nepali Rupees 200.
For other Nationals (other than SAARC countries): Nepali Rupees 2,000.

2. Entry Fee (Per Person) to visit Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA):
For SAARC Nationals: Nepali Rupees 200.
For other Nationals (other than SAARC countries): Nepali Rupees 2,000.

3. Entry Fee (Per Person) to visit Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA):
For SAARC Nationals: Nepali Rupees 200.

For other Nationals (other than SAARC countries): Nepali Rupees 2,000.

Note:

1. The entrance fees are not required for children less than 10 years of age.

2. Trekkers visiting both the Conservation Areas will require obtaining individual Entry Permits for both ACA and MCA.

3. Two passport size photographs are required while applying for each Entry Permit.

Terms and Conditions:

1. This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and is non-refundable, non-transferable. The permit holder can enter the designated places within the Conservation Area.

2. A person entering the Conservation Area shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 B.S. (1973) and the Regulations made under this Act.

3. This Entry Permit must be carried during the entire trip and should be shown if concerned personnel of the Conservation Area want to check it.

Restricted Areas Which Have Been Opened for Trekking

The restricted areas are only open to group trekkers. Therefore, a permit is a must for group trekkers not individuals.
The areas and required fees are as follows:

S.N   Trekking Area                                        Permit Fee
1.DOLPA DISTRICT
 

a. Areas of lower Dolpa

 

Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

 

b. Areas of Upper Dolpa

 

For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50.

2.MUSTANG DISTRICT
 

Areas of Upper Mustang

 

For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50.

3.GORKHA DISTRICT
 

a. Manaslu

From September to November per week per person US$ 70 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 10.and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 /Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
 

b. Areas of Chhekampar & Chumchet VDC(Sirdibas-Lokpa-Cumling-Chhekampar-Nile-Chhule Area)

 

From September to November per person US$35 for first 8 days and from December to August per person US$25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

4.MUGU DISTRICT

(Areas of
Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and
Bhangri.)

 

For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

5.MANANG DISTRICT

(Areas of Nar, Phu, and Northern 
area of Tilche Village of
Thochhe Village
Development Committee)

 

From September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

6.DOLAKHA DISTRICT

(Gauri Shankar &
Lamabagar)

 

Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

7.RASUWA DISTRICT

(Thuman and Timure)

 

Per week per person US$ 10, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

8.HUMLA DISTRICT

(Simikot and Yari :- Areas of Limi and Muchu
village Development
Committee, and area way to
Tibet via Tangekhola of
Darma Village Development
committee.)

 

For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

9.SANKHUWASABHA

(Makalu Region:-Areas of
Kimathanka, Chepuwa,Hatiya and
Pawakhola Village
Development Committee.)

 

For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

10.TAPLEJUNG DISTRICT

(Kanchanjanga region :-

 Areas of Olangchunggola,
Lelep, Papung and
Yamphudin Village
Development Committee)
 

Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

11.BAJHANG DISTRICT

(Areas of Kanda, Saipal, Dhuli.)

 

For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

12.

 

DARCHULA DISTRICT

(Areas of Byas Village
Development Committee)

 

 

For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

 

Note:

1. To get a group trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal.

2. Trekking fee can be paid in Nepalese currency: Notwithstanding anything written in above, the Indian citizen can pay in Nepalese currency equivalent to US Dollars.

Things to Bring

For Travel: Strong, normal clothing (according to the season), preferably cotton for summer and woolen clothing for evening and winter.

For Trek: Strong comfortable trekking boots, water bottles, sleeping bags, toilet paper, warm socks, sunglasses, walking stick head-gear, rain coat and warm clothing, including a down jacket for higher altitude treks and for the evenings. A sleeping bag is a must, medium to heavy is advised.

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