Nepal has many adventurous places and exotic locations that add amusement for the travelers, trekkers from around the world but not everywhere in Nepal you’re free to pay a visit. Some areas in Nepal are strictly controlled for traveller to protect natural beauty, culture, and environment to visit such places, you need to make special arrangements and obtain a restricted area permit.
These areas are opened for tourist since October 1991. Trekkers are not allowed to trek alone in this restricted area you should be a minimum of two people in the group.
The following restricted areas are open only for group trekkers. Moreover, a trekking permit won’t be issued to individual trekkers for such areas. The areas and needed fees are as follows:
Can I Get the Permits Myself?
TIMS and ACAP permits can be obtained by the traveller themselves at the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.
Individual trekkers cannot obtain the RAP permits for Dolpa, Mustang, Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Nar Phu Valley, themselves. In fact, no one can trek in these areas alone. Please also note that an individual guide cannot obtain the permit for a trekker. RAP permits should be obtained through a trekking company registered in Nepal.
What do i need to do to get the Permits?
For all permits, ACAP, RAP and TIMS, the traveler is needed to indicate their original passport (still valid for a minimum of six months) with a current Nepal visa, 2 passport size photos, and a scanned copy of the passport sized photograph.
Requirements and Documents
- Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months.
- Original passport and current visa are required when applying for the permits.
- Scanned copy of passport sized photograph is needed.
- One printed passport sized photograph is required for ACAP permit.
- ACAP permit is also required ($20 per person).
- Minimum of 2 trekkers in the group.
- The permit should be obtained through, and trekkers must go with, a Nepal registered trekking company.
|N.||Trekking Areas||Permit Cost|
|a. Upper Dolpa Areas||For the first 10 days USD 500 per person and after 10 days USD 50 per day person or equivalent foreign currency|
|b. Lower Dolpo Areas||Per week per person USD 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
|Upper Mustang Area||For the first 10 days USD 500 per person and after 10 days USD 50 per day per person, or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
|a. Manaslu Area||From September to November USD 70 per week per person and after 7 days USD 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. From December to August USD 50 per week per person and after 7 days USD 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
|b. Areas of Chhekampar and Chunchet VDC (Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chhekampar -Nile-Chhule Area)||From September to November, per person USD 35 for first 8 days and from December to August per person USD 25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency|
Areas of Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and Bhangri
|For the first 7 days USD 90 per person and after 7 days USD 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
|Areas of Nar and Phu||From September to November, USD 90 per week per person and December to August USD 75 per week per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
|Gaurishankar and Lamabagar areas||Per week per person USD 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
Thuman and Timure
|Per week per person USD 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
Simikot and Yari (Areas of Limi and Muchu village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee)
|For the first 7 days USD 50 per person and after 7 days USD 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
Kimathanka, Chepuwa,Hatiya and Pawakhola VDCs areas
|For the first four weeks, USD 10 per person per week and After four weeks, USD 20 per person per week or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
Kanchanjanga Area (Areas of Olangchung Gola, Lelep, Papung and Yamphudin VDCs)
|Per week per person USD 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
Kanda, Saipal and Dhuli Areas
|For the first 7 days, USD 90 per person and After seven days USD 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
(Areas of Byas VDC)
|For the first 7 days, USD 90 per person and after 7 days USD 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|