Trek Permits & Tims:
Trek permits of some form are necessary for the most trek in Nepal. see 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 tourist, 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 the US $20 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.
Peak Climbing Permits:
Climbing Permit fees are currently levied at various rates according to the classification of the peak.
Group A NMA peak and fee are the US $ 500 for 1-7 members with the US $ 100 for extra climbers, up to 12 in all.
Group B NMA Peak fees are the US $ 350 for 1-4 members US$ 40 per person 5-8 climbers and US$ 25 for 9-12. in additional 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 require a fee of US$ 300 for group 1-7members. fees may vary in 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.