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Nepal Trekking Permits & Fees

Trekking permit is not issued beyond visa expiration date. Hence, trekkers must have valid visa for sufficient number of days covering their trekking schedule.

If you’re headed to Nepal, there’s a big chance you’re going to do some trekking. Before you head out to the mountains, though, you need to make sure you’re properly prepared.

One of the things you need is a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) card. A TIMS card is a basic trekking permit you need for all treks in Nepal.

Trekkers in Nepal are allowed to trek as FIT (Free Individual Trekker) or in a group of various sizes. However, there are certain trekking regions. Which are known as ‘Restricted Areas’ that are highly regulated by the Government of Nepal and hence FITs are strictly forbidden.

Trekking in these areas is allowed only upon acquiring permit from the Department of Immigration.

Trekking Permit Fee Details

S.No.Regions/VDCsPermit Fee
1.Upper Mustang

  1. Lomanthang Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  2. Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  3. Baragung Muktichetra Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 and Satang Village of ward no.5)
USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days)

USD 50 per person /Day (beyond 10 days)

2.Upper Dolpa

  1. Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4 to 6)
  2. Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)
  3. Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days)

USD 50 per person /Day  (beyond 10 days)

3.Gorkha Manaslu Area

  1. Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,2,3 and 4)
September – November

USD 100 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

December – August

USD 75 per person / week

USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

4.Humla

  1. Simikot Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,6 and 7)
  2. Namkha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
  3. Changkheli Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 to 5)
USD 50 per person / week

USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

5.Taplejung

  1. Phantanglung Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 6 and 7)
  2. Mikwakhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)
  3. Sirijunga Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8)
USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks)

USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)

6.Lower Dolpa Area

  1. Thulibheri municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11)
  2. Tripurasundari municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11)
  3. Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 3)
  4. Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8 and 9)
  5. Jagdulla Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
  6. Mudkechula Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)
  7. Kaike Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)
USD 20 per person/ week

USD 5 per person /week ( beyond 1 week)

7.Dolakha

  1. Gaurishankhar Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 9)
  2. Bighu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)
USD 20 per person/ week
8.Gorkha Tsum Valley Area

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  1. Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 3,6 and 7)
September – November

USD 40 per person / week

USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

December – August

USD 30 per person / week

USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

9.Sankhuwasabha

  1. Bhotkhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  2. Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4)
USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks)

USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)

10.Solukhumbu

  1. Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)
USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks)

USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)

11.Rasuwa

  1. Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 and some area of ward no. 2)
USD 20 per person /week
12.Manang

  1. Narpa Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  2. Nasho Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 6 and 7)
September – November

USD 100 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

December – August

USD 75 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

13.Bajhang

  1. Saipal Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
USD 90 per person / week for the first week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

14.Mugu

  1. Mugumakarmarong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)
USD 100 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

15.Darchula

  1. Vyas Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)
USD 90 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

Conditions to be followed by Trekkers

  • Trekkers should respect local customs and traditions and must not indulge in any activity that goes against the established norms and culture of the society.
  • Individual trekking in restricted areas is strictly forbidden. There should be minimum two trekkers.
  • Daily remuneration, safety gears and appropriate clothes, Personal Accident insurance must be provided to Nepali citizen accompanying travel group as guide/porter/any other supporting roles.
  • Trekkers should trek only in the specified or designated route as per the Trekking Permit. They are not allowed to change route. Or concerned trekking agency/trekking guide accompanying the group must not let trekkers change the route.
  • Trekkers should comply with instructions given by authorized Officials in trekking zone (Restricted Area).
  • Mountaineers with expedition permit should get trekking permit as well if they have to pass through Restricted Areas to climb peaks. In this case, they do not need to pay fees for (Trekking) Permit.

Kulendra Baral

Kulendra Baral is a travel and tourism specialist in Nepal. In 2004, Nepal Visitors was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Visitors is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated

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