Permit details of restricted trekking in nepal

Planning a multi-day hike in Nepal requires a trekking permit.  Are you wondering what are those different trekking permit applies to a different region?  In this article, we will let you know all different types of license and for each trekking region.  Generally, there are two regions one is a restricted area, and then another is a nonrestricted area permit. 

What is Restricted Area Permit 

Government policies in Nepal require some of the trekking areas to have a special permit especially if the trekking area is an open border or have a connection with another country.  Some of the mountain areas in Nepal is a declare restricted area, not only because of the open border security but also to craft down the quality of the tourist and preserved archaeological site such as Upper Mustang

When China took Tibet in 1959, the large number of Tibetan refugees enter Nepal and India using the open border. Later in those days, It believes Tibetian refuses made a massive long-distance protest in Nepal demanding free Tibet. Since then under Chinese political pressure, Nepal made border security even stronger. As of now any tourist who would like to visit near open border area they must keep Nepal governments rules and regulation. 

Rules of Restricted Area Permit 

As I mentation earlier, If you wish to visit a restricted area in Nepal, you must meet the following guidelines. 
 
> You must have a valid visa to get the permit 
> You must get this permit, through the authorised local Trekking/Travel agency in Nepal
> You have to trek with an authorised guide 
> You must be at least two in the group to get the permit 
> You must plan your itinerary ahead of time and remember you can't overstay in the restricted area. 

Which Trekking Area in Nepal Under Restricted Trekking Permit 

Almost after a decade, the Nepal government has updated the National Park entry fee, and restricted area permit cost. On July 17, 2019, the government has issued a new tourist visa fee and restricted area trekking permit cost. Based on new updates, here is the official permit fee structure for trekking in Nepal. 

 

Kanchenjunga Area Trek permits: Eastern Nepal Kanchenjunga area of Taplejung district required a special permit. It cost US$ 20 per person/per week, for the first four weeks and US$ 25 per person/ per week above 4 weeks (Restricted area are VDC of Olangchungola, Lelep, Papung and Yamphuding). Compear to the old price figuer it is US$ 10 per week has been increased. 

 

Makalu Base Camp Trek in Sankhuwasabha:  US$ 20 Per person per week for the first four week and US$ 25 beyond 4 weeks. (Restricted Area VDC Kimathangka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and Pawakhola)

 

Everest Khumbu Region: North of Thame there is one pass call "Nangpa-la" which connects to the Tibet. US$ 20 Per person per week for the first four week and US$ 25 beyond 4 weeks. Everest Classical trek doesn't require a restricted permit. You can trek with TIMS card (US$ 10 )and National Park fees. (US$ 35)

 

Gaurishanker Chhorolpa lake area: Lamabagar Ward No.1 (Lepche) Gaurishanker Ward No. 1 (Beding 9 and Chhorolpa lake) area US$ 20 per person /Week

 

Langtang region of Rasuwa District: Thuman and Timure Region US$ 20 per person /Week. This is the north of Langtang valley close to the border. Regular classical trek Langtang valley trek and Gosainkunda area don't require a special permit. 

 

Manaslu Trekking PermitSeptember to November – US $ 100 per person per week, and US $ 15 per day per person in case of more than 7 days. December to August – US $ 75 per person per week, and US $ 10 per day per person in case of more than 7 days

 

Tsum Valley Trek: September to November – US $ 40 per person for first eight days. December to August – US $ 30 per person for first eight days

 

Mustang Trekking Permit: Per person per 10 days US $ 500 (in case if days get extended then US $ 50 per person per day)

 

Nar Phu Valley Trek Permit: September to November – Per person per week US $ 100 and US$ 15/ day beyond one week. December to August – Per person per week US $ 75 and US$ 15/ day beyond one week (Restricted Area VDC Nar and Phu along with northern part of Tilicho VDC)

 

Lower Dolpo – Per person per week US $ 20

 

Upper Dolpo - Per person per 10 days US $ 500 (in case if days get extended then US $ 50 per person per day)

 

Simikot and Yari in Humla: Per person per week US $ 50, additional US $ 10 per person per day in case of extended days (Restricted Area VDC are Limi, Muchu and Dharmakhola)

 

Mugu Region: Per person per week US $ 100 and per person per day US $ 15 for an additional number of days (Restricted Area VDC Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and Bhangri)

 

Bhajang District: Per person per week US $ 90 and Per person per day US $ 15 for an additional number of days (Restricted Area VDC Kanda, Saipal and Dhuli)

 

Darchula District: Per person per week US $ 90 and per person per day US $ 15 for an additional number of days (Restricted Area VDC Byas) 

 

National Park and Wildlife Reserve entry fee

Apart from those restricted region trekking regular TIMS card and conservation area entry permit are required, among such general trekking in Nepal, most famous one are on Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, and Annapurna Circuit Trekking. 

 

Everest Base Camp, Khumbu region, Sagarmatha National Park (NPR 3,000+2,000 )for foreign tourist. NPR 1,500 for SAARC nation and free for local tourist. 

 

 

ACAP (Annapurna conservation area project) - NPR 3,000 for foreign tourist. NPR 1,000 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist.  

 

MCAP (Manaslu conservation area project) NPR 3,000 for foreign tourist. NPR 1,000 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Langtang National Park (NPR 3,000 ) for foreign tourist. NPR 1,500 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Makalu Barun National Park (NPR 3,000 ) for foreign tourist. NPR 1,500 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Shivapuri National Park (NPR 1,000 ) for foreign tourist. NPR 600 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Chitwan National Park (NPR 2,000 )for foreign tourist. NPR 1,000 for SAARC nation and NPR 150 for local tourist. 

 

Bardia National Park (NPR 2,000 )for foreign tourist. NPR 750 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Khaptad National Park (NPR 1,500 )for foreign tourist. NPR 500 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Rara National Park (NPR 3,000 )for foreign tourist. NPR 1,500 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Shey Phoksundo National Park (NPR 3,000 )for foreign tourist. NPR 1,500 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. In addition to that, you have also brought the restricted area permit depending on your itinerary. 

 

Banke National Park (NPR 1,500 )for foreign tourist. NPR 750 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (NPR 1,500 )for foreign tourist. NPR 1,500 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Parsha Wildlife reserve (NPR 1,500 )for foreign tourist. NPR 1,500 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve (NPR 1,500 )for foreign tourist. NPR 750 for SAARC nation and NPR 100 for local tourist. 

 

About Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Rajendra Khanal (Raj) Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!).  I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central Americas USA and Canada, one-third of Europe, Caribbean Island and  Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had an opportunity working with multinational companies which taught me, how to deliver quality customer service in the business? As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert of Nepal Himalayas, I started writing about my own country.  Incase, If you required free information about Nepal, please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.  Our team at NEST has earned 5/5 star ratings on TripAdvisor from about 200 satisfied customers. Don't forget to visit our customer feedback page on TripAdvisor.
If you believe our expert team can be helpful in planning your next trip to Nepal, then please do not hesitate to contact me. at nestadventure@gmail.com. I am also available 24x7 on WhatsApp  +977- 9851052042. If you are interested to know more about my travel journey follow me on  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  
 
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