All visitors planning to trek in any part of Nepal shall have to obtain a trekking permit from the Department of Immigration, at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu. Permits are issued for trekking in any part of the country; however, government regulations have restricted areas that require a special permit for foreigners.
The Department of Immigration issues trekking permit for visitors who plan to trek to any part of the country.
Destinations declared as Normal Trekking Area does not require a permit to travel. However, a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) is required.
A trekking permit is a must to visit the restricted areas mentioned below.
Restricted Area Trekking Permit Fees are fixed as follows:
|S.no.||Area||Fee are Per person|
|1||Dolpo and Kanchenjunga||US$10 per week for the first four weeks and
US$20 per week thereafter.
|2||Manaslu||US$75 (Dec and Aug) per person per week and
US$90 (Sep to Nov) per person per week.
|3||Simikot and Humla||US$90 per person first week and thereafter
US$15 per day per person.
|4||Mustang and Upper Dolpo||US$700 per person for the first 10 days and
US$70 per person per day thereafter.
Note: The Nepal Government requires trekking to Dolpo, Kanchenjnga, Manaslu and Mustang to be undertaken through registered trekking agencies only.
Sherpa Travel will obtain your special permits for travel to the restricted areas or to any another part of Nepal upon confirmation of your trip with us.
The restricted areas of Nepal represent some of the last remaining indigenous cultures of the country. As the word “restricted” well explains to you that these areas were off limits to any foreign visitors until recently, and now these areas are open for tourism. The tourism facilities along these areas are minimal to non-existent. Therefore, the only means of travel in these areas are by way of expedition style trek with camping equipment, food supplies, guides and porters. Indigenous cultures, pristine natural landscapes with occasional sightings of wildlife, scenic beauty, and absence of mass tourism are the characteristics within the restricted areas.
Please inquire for details, should you wish to travel in the above restricted areas of Nepal.