Home of the world’s highest mountains, Nepal obviously has some of the best trekking trails in the world and the most loved tourist/trekking destination.
From April 1, 2010 all trekkers (Group or Solo) are legally required to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card before they enter any trekking route or region in Nepal. The TIMS cards hold information of your personal details, trekking area, trekking route, trekking agency, duration. Therefore you need to carry the card throughout the trekking period with a copy of your passport in case of verification.
Where and How to Obtain TIMS Card?
- Kathmandu: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu.
- Pokhara: Nepal Tourism Board, Tourist Service Centre, Pardi Damside.
To obtain a TIMS card you need a copy of your passport and 2 x passport-sized photographs.
Note: This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and is non refundable, non-transferable.
Entry Permit to Trek in National Parks and Conservation Area
|Conservation Area or National park||US $||GBP £||AUS$||NRS.|
|Annapurna Conservation Area||28$||17£||25$||2,000|
|Sagarmatha National park||40$||23£||35$||3,000|
|Langtang National Park||40$||23£||35$||3,000|
|Makalu-Barun National Park||40$||23£||35$||3,000|
|Manaslu Conservation Area||28$||17£||25$||2,000|
|Kanchenjunga Conservation Area||28$||17£||25$||2,000|
- Trekking entry fee (per person per entry for Foreign Nationals).
- For SAARC Nationals: Nepali Rupees 200.
- Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years of age.
- Trekkers visiting both the Conservation Areas will require to obtain individual Entry Permits.
Entry Permit to Trek in Restricted Areas
Special trekking permits are required to visit designated areas of Nepal and are issued by the Department of Immigration.And a trekking permit will not be issued to individual trekkers (solo) for such areas.
- Upper Dolpo: For the first 10 days US$ 500 per person and after 10 days US$ 50 per day person or equivalent foreign currency.
- Lower Dolpo: Per week per person US$ 10.
- Upper Mustang: For the first 10 days US$ 500 per person and after 10 days US$ 50 per day per person.
- Manaslu Region: From Sept. to Nov :$ 70 Per week and after 7 days per day per person $ 10. From Dec. to Aug: $ 50 per week and after 7 days per day per person $ 7.
- Areas of Nar and Phu: From September to November, US$ 90 per week per person and December to August US$ 75 per week per person.
- From September to November $ 35 Per person for the first 8 days.
- From December to August $ 25 Per person for the first 8 days.
- For the first 7 days per person US$90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15.
- GauriShankar and Lamabagar: Per week per person US$ 10.
- For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20.
- Kanchanjanga Region: Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
- To get a group trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal.
- Trekking fee can be paid in Nepalese currency: Indian citizen can pay in Nepalese currency equivalent to US Dollars.
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