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Trek Permits & Tims:

Trek permits of some form are necessary for most treks in Nepal. Check www.timsnepal.com for the latest requirements, since they do change. They are issued at the main office in the Bhrikuti Mandap Tourist service center, as well as, at the time of writing, a new TIMS office in the Annapurna market in Thamel. At the time of our visit, this office was completely empty of tourists, so the process should be Quicker here.

There are two types of TIMS. The Blue one is issued to trekkers organizing the trek through a Nepalese trekking agency and costs us $ 10. The green one TIMS is issued to independent trekkers and costs US $30 per person.

In addition, some restricted areas require special permits that must be obtained by a registered trekking agency from the immigration office. Such areas include Upper Mustang, Nar-Phu, Upper Dolpo, Kanchanjunga, Manaslu& Tshum Valley, Rara lake, and Lapche Valley. Check this at Bhrikuti Mandap or online as they vary from time to time.

Trekking Route and Permit Fee

S.No.

Regions/VDCs

Permit Fee

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)

 

USD500 per person  (for the first 10 days)

USd 50 per person /Day  ( beyond 10 days)

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)

 

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 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)

USD 20 per person/ week 

USD 5 per person /day  ( beyond 1 week)

7.

Dolakha

  1. Gaurishankhar 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 Lahmu 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 area 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 Dolpa Region if the royalty paid for mountain expedition is less than the fee for trekking permit then the difference amount should be paid


Group “A” NMA Expedition PeaksRoyalty for Foreign Climbers on Per Person basis in US Dollar (US$)

 

 

Name of the Peak Region Height March-May Sept-Nov Dec-Feb June-August
Cholatse Khumbu 6,440m $250 $125 $70 $70
Kyazo Ri Mahalangur 6,186m $250 $125 $70 $70
Phari Lapcha Mahalangur 6,017m $250 $125 $70 $70
Nirekha Mahalangur 6,159m $250 $125 $70 $70
Langsisa Ri Jugal 6,427m $250 $125 $70 $70
Ombigaichen Mahalangur 6,340m $250 $125 $70 $70
Bokta Kanchenjunga 6,143m $250 $125 $70 $70
Chekigo Gaurishankar 6,257m $250 $125 $70 $70
Lobuje West Khumbu 6,145m $250 $125 $70 $70
Larkya Peak Manaslu 6,249m $250 $125 $70 $70
ABI Mahalangur 6,097m $250 $125 $70 $70
Yubra Himal Langtang 6,035m $250 $125 $70 $70
Group “B” NMA Expedition Peaks
Name of the Peak Region Height March-May Sept-Nov Dec-Feb June-August
Hiunchuli Annapurna 6,441m $250 $125 $70 $70
Singu Chuli Annapurna 6,501m $400 $200 $100 $100
Mera Peak Khumbu 6,470m $250 $125 $70 $70
Kusum Kangaru Khumbu 6,367m $250 $125 $70 $70
Kwangde Khumbu 6,011m $250 $125 $70 $70
Chulu West Manang 6,419m $250 $125 $70 $70
Chulu East Manang 6,584m $400 $200 $100 $100
Island Peak Khumbu 6,160m $250 $125 $70 $70
Pharchamo Rolwaling 6,187m $250 $125 $70 $70
Lobuje/Lobuche Khumbu 6,119m $250 $125 $70 $70
Ramdung Rolwaling 5,925m $250 $125 $70 $70
Pisang Peak Manang 6,091m $250 $125 $70 $70
Khongma-Tse Khumbu 5,849m $250 $125 $70 $70
Naya Kanga Langtang 5,844m $250 $125 $70 $70
Paldor Peak Langtang 5,896m $250 $125 $70 $70

Royalty for Nepalese Climbers in Nepalese Rupees (NRs)

Group “A” NMA Expedition Peaks
Name of the Peak Region Height March-May Sept-Nov Dec-Feb June-August
Cholatse Khumbu 6,440m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Kyazo Ri Mahalangur 6,186m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Phari Lapcha Mahalangur 6,017m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Nirekha Mahalangur 6,159m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Langsisa Ri Jugal 6,427m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Ombigaichen Mahalangur 6,340m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Bokta Kanchenjunga 6,143m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Chekigo Gaurishankar 6,257m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Lobuje West Khumbu 6,145m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Larkya Peak Manaslu 6,249m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
ABI Mahalangur 6,097m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Yubra Himal Langtang 6,035m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Group “B” NMA Expedition Peaks
Name of the Peak Region Height March-May Sept-Nov Dec-Feb June-August
Hiunchuli Annapurna 6,441m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Singu Chuli Annapurna 6,501m 5,000 2,500 1,250 1,250
Mera Peak Khumbu 6,470m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Kusum Kangaru Khumbu 6,367m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Kwangde Khumbu 6,011m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Chulu West Manang 6,419m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Chulu East Manang 6,584m 5,000 2,500 1,250 1,250
Island Peak Khumbu 6,160m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Pharchamo Rolwaling 6,187m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Lobuje/Lobuche Khumbu 6,119m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Ramdung Rolwaling 5,925m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Pisang Peak Manang 6,091m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Khongma-Tse Khumbu 5,849m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Naya Kanga Langtang 5,844m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Paldor Peak Langtang 5,896m 4,000 2,000 1,000 1,000

Note: Maximum number of members in one team is 15.

Group A:

NMA peak and fee are US $ 500 for 1-7 members with US $ 100 for extra climbers, up to 12 in all. 

Group B:

NMA Peak fees are US $ 350 for 1-4 members US$ 40 per person for 5-8 climbers and US$ 25 for 9-12. in addition, a 'garbage' deposit fee of US$ 250 is levied, which is refundable when the garbage is deposited at the registered depo for the particular climbing peak. As far as we know the newly opened climbing requires a fee of US$ 300 for group 1-7members. fees may vary in the future. 

The Nepal Mountaineering Association NMA office is in  Nag Pokhari near the Chinese Embassy.

National Park entry fees: 

A visitor to many trekking regions is required to pay for entry to National parks and Conservation Areas. The fee Currently ranges from Rs 2000 to Rs 3400and the permits can be obtained in Kathmandu in advance from the Bhrikuti Mandap tourist service center. It is also possible to pay at most of the park entry gates for those not sure of their plans in advance, but the fee is something doubled.

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