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Permits

All visitors require a trekking permit to visit Nepal’s interior regions not connected by major roads. Trekking permits are available from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu (Tel: 4222453, 4223590) or Pokhara (Tel: 00977-1-521167). Two photographs and a copy of passport are required with the application. If you are trekking in more than one region, separate trekking permits are necessary for each region.

Nepal’s Trekking Areas (Where to Trek)

The entire length and breadth of the Kingdom is a paradise for trekkers. There are easy walks lasting a few days and there are strenuous expeditions that take several weeks. All of them have great scenery. Here are a few:
Annapurna: The most popular trekking route in Nepal takes you through some of the most stunning scenery on earth. You will be walking through rhododendron forests over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest in the world. Treks to the Annapurna region start from the lake-side resort town of Pokhara. Maximum elevation 3,939m

Everest: The highest mountain in the world continues to lure adventurers as ever. A hair-raising flight lands you at the airstrip of Lukla (2,850 m) from where you begin walking to the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and on to Tengboche monastery with the mesmerizing peak of Ama Dablam hovering in the sky. Then it’s over the glaciers to the foot of Everest for the view of a lifetime. Maximum elevation 5,546m

Langtang: The third most popular trekking region in the Kingdom lies directly to the north of Kathmandu. The Gosaikund lakes situated here are a much-revered Hindu pilgrimage site. Langtang offers baffling extremes in topography and climate conditions. In just one day you can traverse five different vegetation zones trekking from the subtropics to timberline. Maximum elevation 4,480m

Remote Areas: For those who want to get off the beaten track, there is the trail to Mustang (maximum elevation 5,400m) north of the Annapurna range which offers mind-boggling landscapes and mystical cultures. Manaslu in west-central Nepal (maximum elevation 5,213m) offers a diverse range of pristine eco-systems. Makalu in the eastern part of the country (maximum elevation 5,350m) takes you through isolated valleys and High Mountain passes to the base of the fifth highest peak on earth. Dolpo in northwest Nepal (maximum elevation 4,500m) captivates visitors with its Phoksundo Lake and unparalleled scenery.

Trekking Permit Fees:

Sn Region/Area Rate/Charge
1 i) Dolpa District: a)Area of Lower Dolpa b)Area of Upper Dolpa Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible currency.For the first 10 day per person US$ 500 and after 10 days per day per person US$ 50
ii) Taplejung District: Kanchanjanga Region (Areas of Olangchunggola, Lelep, Papung and Yambhudin Village Development Committee) Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
2 iii) Mustang District: Upper Mustang For the first 10 days per person US$ 500 and after 10 days per day per person US$ 50.
3 iv) Gorkha District: A. Manaslu Area From September to November 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.
4 v) Dolakha District: (Gauri Shankar & Lambagar) Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
5 vi) Humla District:- (Simikot and Yari)Areas of Limi and Muchu VDC and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma VDC. For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and after 7 days per day per person US$ 7 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Trekking fee of other restricted areas imposed by Nepal government

6 vii) Rasuwa District:-  Thuman and Timure Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible currency.
7 viii) Sankhuwasabha District:-  Makalu Region: РAreas of Kimthanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and Pawakhola VDC. For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 after 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
8 Everest Region:- All north west area way from Thame to Nangpala of Namche VDC. For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 after 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
9 x) Manang District:  Area of Nar, Phu and Northern area of Tilche village of Thochee VDC From September to November per week person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
10 xi) 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 foreign currency.
11 xii) Baihang 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 foreign currency.
12 Areas of Bays VDC For the first 7 days per person US$ 90 and after 7 days per day per person US$ 15 or equivalent foreign currency.

National Park Fees:

Fourteen areas of Nepal have been designated National Parks, Wildlife Reserve and Conservation Areas (no one speaks about the Hunting Reserve). To trek in any of these areas, you may need an additional permit. You need to pay a Park Fee of Rs. 2,000 (less than US$ 30). All fees are payable at the ACAP Office listed below or at the park entrance, but higher fees will have to be paid at the entrance. Trekkers going to the Annapurna Region have to pay a fee of Rs. 2,000 which is payable at the Information and Entry Fee Collection Counter of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Nepal Tourism Board, Bhirkutimandap (Ph 977-1-4223088 Ex. 363). The toll is utilized for environment conservation and maintenance of the area. Trekkers should be obtained for the following trekking areas. The areas and required fees are as follows:

Area Rate
Annapurna Conservation Area US $28.00 per person
Makalu Barun Conservation Area US $28.00 per person
Manasulu Conservation Area US $28.00 per person
Langtang National Park US $14.00 per person
Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park US $14.00 per person
Rara National Park US $14.00 per person
Shey Phoksundo National Park US $14.00 per person

Other then above mentioned National parks such as Royal Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park also need entrance permits Rs. 1000.00 per person.

Peaks Currently Open

18 Peaks opened for trekking groups with permission from Nepal
Mountaineering Association (NMA) are divided into groups A & B below.

Group “A” NMA Peaks

Sn Peak Name Height Region
1 Mt. Cholatse 6440m Khumbu
2 Mt. Machermo 6273m Mahalangur
3 Mt. Kyazo Ri 6186m Mahalangur
4 Mt. Phari Lapcha 6017m Mahalangur
5 Mt. Nirekha 6159m Mahalangur
6 Mt. Langsisa Ri 6427m Jugal
7 Mt. Ombigaichen 6340m Mahalangur
8 Mt. Bokta 6143m Kanchenjunga
9 Mt. Chekigo 6257m Gaurishankar
10 Mt. Lobuje West 6145m Khumbu
11 Mt. Larkya Peak 6010m Manaslu
12 Mt. ABI 6097m Mahalangur
13 Mt. Yubra Himal 6035m Langtang Himal
14 Mt. Chhukung Ri 5550m Khumbu
15 Mt. Yala Peak 5732m Langtang

Fee Structure for Group “A” NMA Peaks

Royalty for upt seven members US$ 500 + each additonal members upto 12 person US$ 100.