Trekking in Nepal: Permit and Cost

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.

tims card nepal trekking in nepal
TIMS Card for trekking in nepal

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.

Dolpo District
  • 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.
Mustang District
  • Upper Mustang: For the first 10 days US$ 500 per person and after 10 days US$ 50 per day per person.
Gorkha District
  • 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.
Manang District
  • 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.
Tsum Valley
  • From September to November $ 35 Per person for the first 8 days.
  • From December to August $ 25 Per person for the first 8 days.
Mugu District
  • For the first 7 days per person US$90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15.
Dolakha District
  • GauriShankar and Lamabagar:  Per week per person US$ 10.
Sankhuwasabha District
  • For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20.
Taplejung District
  • Kanchanjanga Region: Per week per person US$ 10 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:  Indian citizen can pay in Nepalese currency equivalent to US Dollars.

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