Trekking Permits

Every traveler requires entry and permits while trekking in Nepal. National park entry fee, restricted area fee, TIMS card and local government's entry fee are the major trekking permits and entrance fees that one must obtain according to the area where they are traveling.

There are 20 national parks in which entrance fees apply to the local, SAARC and foreign travelers.

SN.

National Parks/ Wildlife Reserve/ Conservation Areas

Nepali

SAARC

Foreigners

Child discount

National Parks that are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Natural)

1

Chitwan National Park

NRs. 150 per person per entry

NRs. 1,000 per person per entry

NRs. 2,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

2

Sagarmatha National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

Other National Parks

3

Banke National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 750 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

4

Bardia National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 750 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

5

Khaptad National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 500 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

6

Langtang National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

7

Makalu-Barun National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

8

Parsa National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 750 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

9

Rara National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

10

Shey-Phoksundo National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

11

Shivapuri- Nagarjun National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 600 per person per entry

NRs. 1,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

12

Shuklaphanta National Park

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 750 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

Wildlife Reserve

13

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 750 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

Conservation Areas

14

Api Nampa Conservation Area

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 500 per person per entry

NRs. 2,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

15

Annapurna Conservation Area

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,000 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

16

Blackbuck Conservation Area

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 500 per person per entry

NRs. 2,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

17

Gaurishankar Conservation Area

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,000 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

18

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 500 per person per entry

NRs. 2,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

19

Manaslu Conservation Area

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,000 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

Hunting Reserve

20

Dhorpatan

NRs. 100 per person per entry

NRs. 1,500 per person per entry

NRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Below 10 yrs free

 

What is a TIMS card?

The provision of Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) came into effect on January 1, 2008. Since then, the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) started recording trekkers’ details and began issuing TIMS card to the trekkers.

As per the recent MoU signed by NTB and TAAN, TIMS card is applicable in all trekking areas of the country including restricted areas. 

Group trekkers will have to pay Blue TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 1,000 per person, while FITs have to get Green TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 2,000. Similarly, group trekkers from SAARC countries have to pay Rs 300 for TIMS cards, while FITs from the SAARC region have to pay Rs 600 each.

 

Group Trekkers

SAARC National

NPR 1000 Per Person

Foreign National

NPR 300 Per Person

 

Individual Trekkers

SAARC National

NPR 2000 Per Person

Foreign National

NPR 600 Per Person

 

Restricted Ares Permits in Nepal

Various regions and areas are listed as restricted areas for tourist. The entrance fee, proceeds and travelling rules are different in these areas. There must be minimum 2 travelers along with government certified trekking guide to visit these areas. Find out the permit costs to visit these places:

S.No.

Regions/VDCs

Permit Fee

1.

Upper Mustang

  1. Lomanthang Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)

  2. Lo-Gekar 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)

 

USD500 per person  (For the first 10 days)

USd 50 per person /Day  (Beyond 10 days)

2.

Upper Dolpo

  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)

 

USD500 per person  (For the first 10 days)

USD 50 per person /Day  (Beyond 10 days)

3.

Gorkha Manaslu Area

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 Dolpo Area

  1. Thuli Bheri 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 /day  (Beyond 1 week)

7.

Dolakha

  1. Gaurishankar 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

Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule

 

  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

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu 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

Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 and some areas 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

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

Vyas Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)

USD 90 per person / week

USD 15 per person / day (Beyond 1 week)

Note:- In the case of Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo Region if the royalty paid for mountain expedition is less than the fee for trekking permit then the difference amount should be paid. 

Source: Department of Immigration