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Restricted Areas Permit Fees

There are certain trekking regions known as 'Restricted Areas' that are highly regulated by the Government of Nepal and hence FITs are strictly forbidden.

Restricted Areas Permit Fees

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 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

Interested trekkers should contact the authorized trekking agencies who then can apply for permits (on behalf of trekkers) at the Department of Immigration fulfilling all the necessary formalities. Trekkers should be trekking in a group (of minimum two persons) accompanied by licensed trekking guide.Individual trekker cannot apply for the permit.

There are different rates (trekking Permit fees) applicable for different routes to acquire the Permits. Visit the link for detail. Permit fees are quoted in US dollars but payable in Nepali Rupees. Trekking permit is not issued beyond visa expiration date. Hence, trekkers must have valid visa for sufficient number of days covering their trekking schedule.

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.

Authorized agencies can apply for trekking permits along with following documents

  1. Online application form (trekkers) Link to Trekking Permit Application
  2. Copy of Passport
  3. Copy of valid Visa sufficient to cover trekking days
  4. Name lists of trekkers
  5. Program Schedule of trekking
  6. Guarantee letter of Agency
  7. Agreement with Agency
  8. Tax clearance Certificate of Trekking Agency
  9. Documents relating to insurance of the trekkers (foreign nationals) and Nepalese staff accompanying the trekkers
  10. License issued by The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation to operate trekking business
  11. License issued by Nepal Rastra Bank allowing exchanging of foreign currencies
  12. Program schedule of trekking
  13. Registration Certificate of Permanent Account Number
  14. Voucher of Bank payment (fees) for permits

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)

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)


3. Gorkha Manaslu Area

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

September – November

December – August


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)

 

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)


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)


7. Dolakha

  1. Gaurishankhar Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 9)
  2. Bighu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)


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

December – August

 

9. Sankhuwasabha

  1. Bhotkhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  2. Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4)


10. Solukhumbu

Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)


11. Rasuwa

Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 and some area of ward no. 2)


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


13. Bajhang

  1. Saipal Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)
  2. USD 90 per person / week for the first week
  3. USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)


14. Mugu

Mugumakarmarong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)


15. Darchula

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

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