Nepal has range of trekking region which amaze you in every way. Primarily for safety and security trekking permit has to be issued by trekkers. Similarly, helps to maintain database and carry efficient rescue operation in need. In addition, some trekking areas are well protected and controlled which demand special permit to visit. List of permit areas are:

1. Permits for Restricted Area

Some trekking areas are highly controlled and listed as restricted areas by the government. These trekking routes are only issued to the groups not to the individual trekkers. The permit is issued by the Department of Immigration located at Dillibazar, Kathmandu.

Tel : 977-01-4429659/4429660/4438862/4438868
Fax : 977 – 1 – 4433934 /4433935
Email : mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np
Web : http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

For all of the permit fees check this link: http://www.taan.org.np/pages/trekking-permit-fees

Note: To get the permit, an application form has to be submitted with relevant documents through a registered company.

2. Entry Permit for the Conservation area

Entry fee per person for

  • Annapurna Conservation Area ( ACAP)
  • Manaslu Conversation Area ( MCA)
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area ( GCA)

For SAARC Nationals: NPR 200

For other Nationals: NPR 2000

The following location issues the required permits:

Kathmandu:

Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu (for Annapurna, Gaurishankar & Manaslu)
Opening hours: Sunday to Friday except on public holidays. 9 am – 5 pm

Pokhara:

Nepal Tourism Board, Tourist Service Centre, Pardi Damside (for Annapurna only)
Opening hours: Sunday to Friday except on public holidays. 10 am – 5 pm

Notes:

  • Entry fee is not required for the children under 10 years of age.
  • The permit is valid for only one conservation area and is non-refundable and non- transferable.
  • 2 pp size photos are required while applying.
  • The entry permit has to be carried on your own during the entire trip.

3. National parks entry permits

There are national parks in Nepal as Sagarmatha National Park, Langtang National Park, Chitwan National Park and like. Since it is built to conserve the nature and wildlife, certain entry permit is necessary. Such permit has cost as per the national parks. The proper permit is necessary to enter these protected places for which the prices will differ as shown below:


http://www.welcomenepal.com/plan-your-trip/park-entry-fees.html

4. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)

TIMS card is must thing for each trekkers while trekking in different regions of Nepal. This system supports to have database of all the trekkers which is utilized specially at the time of any kind of accidents. The rescue operation be faster and easier. In addition, this will keep track of all the visitors and will be easy to locate them if they lose their track just in case. Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) started TIMS from 2008. TIMS can be obtained on working days from the following places:

1. Kathmandu:

  • NTB Office
  • TAAN Office and
  • Government registered trekking Companies

2. Pokhara

  • NTB Office,
  • TAAN Office and
  • Government registered trekking Companies

Note: A copy of Passport and 2 copies of pp size of photographs are needed.