Nepal Trekking Permit

Nepal Trekking Permit

Trekking in Nepal required A valid  Trekking permit for every trekkers, which you   will obtain from Any of Government register Trekking Companies.  For the permit require Details of trekking itinerary, Copy of passport and two passports size photographs with name of Guide and porters

Trekking permit and National Park fees.

  • Everest Region:                   US$ 33  per person
  • Annapurna Region:            US$ 23 per person
  • Langtang Region:                US$ 33 per person
  • Kanchanjunga :                   US$ 43 per person


Restricted Trekking Areas which are opened for group trekking Only.

S.N.AreaDurationFee (per person)
1Kanchangunja and LowerThe first 4 weeksAfter the first 4 weeksUS$ 10 per weekUS$ 20 per week
2Upper Dolpa and Upper MustangThe first 10 daysAfter the first 10 daysUS$ 500US$ 75 per day
3 Manaslu From Sept. to Nov.From Dec. to Aug.US$ 90 per weekUS$ 75 per week
4 Humla (Simikot Yari) The first 7 daysAfter first 7 daysUS$ 90US$ 15 per day


For the following restricted areas, group trekking permit will be issued from the Dept. of Immigration with prior approval by the Home Ministry.

DistrictTrekking areasDurationFee (per person)
TaplejungOlangcugola, Lelep, Papuwa,YamphudingThe first 4 weeksAfter the first 4 weeksUS$ 10 per weekUS$ 20 per week
SankuwashavaKimathanaka, Chepuwa Hatiyagola,PawakholaThe first 4 weeksAfter the first 4 weeksUS$ 10 per weekUS$ 20 per week
Solukhumbu NorthWest way to Nangpala of NamcheVDCThe first 4 weeksAfter the first 4 weeksUS$ 10 per weekUS$ 20 per week
RasuwaThuman, TimureUS$ 10 per week
ManangNar, Phu, North of Tilche Village ofThoche VDCSeptember to NovemberDecember to AugustUS$ 90 per weekUS$ 75 per week
MuguMugu, Dolphy, Pulu, BhangreeThe first 7 daysAfter the first 7 daysUS$ 90US$ 15 per day
HumlaLimi, Muchu, Tangekhola of DarmaVDC for passing to TibetThe first 7 daysAfter the first 7 daysUS$ 90US$ 15 per day
DarchullaVyasThe first 7 daysAfter the first 7 daysUS$ 90US$ 15 per day
BajhangKanda, Saipal, Dhuli

TIMS Permit

Nepal, aptly, has been called ‘a Trekkers’ Paradise’.  Its high standing mountains, scenic hills and the luxuriant Terai offers some of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world.  Passing through the diverse culture and nature, trekking in Nepal is a life-time experience which involves a certain degree of physical risks owing to the rugged topography.

With the distinction of Nepal as a trekking destination and its growing charm, a provision of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented to control illegal trekking operations and ensure safety and security of the trekkers in general trekking areas through the mechanism of Prompt Information Service as and when required.

The past experiences have shown that difficulties have been faced while carrying out rescue operations promptly during the times of accidents and natural calamities. Because of lack of proper record system of trekkers, their exact whereabouts and the information about trekking routes, rescue and search missions used to face difficulties in spotting the trekkers missing.

The provision of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) has come into force from Jan 01, 2008. Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) have started recording trekkers detail and issuing TIMS Card to trekkers.

Where & how to obtain TIMS Card ?
The visiting tourists, who are interested to general trekking areas of Nepal, are required to receive TIMS Card through any one of the following:

  • Kathmandu (NTB Office, TAAN Office, and Government registered trekking Companies), and
  • Pokhara (NTB Office, TAAN Office, and Government registered trekking Companies)

Why is TIMS Necessary?
The following considerations have been taken into account in the process of issuing TIMS:

  • All important details of trekkers and trekking routes shall be maintained on a computerized Database Management System that may be useful for safety and security of trekkers. To help carry out search and rescue operations for trekkers in case of natural calamities and other accidents by means of Authentic Information Service . To maintain a record system that includes personal details of trekkers, trekking area, trekking routes, handling agencies, duration, etc. The data generated from the system will be useful to all stakeholders:- tourism organizations, Government agencies, diplomatic missions, tour operators, research institute, etc.
  • Unauthorized trekking operations will be controlled, thus, resulting into better management of trekking service and in benefit of all concerned :- trekkers, agencies, field staff, Government, etc. and also occasional untoward incidents will be better prevented.
  • To upgrade the service standard and contribute for better management of sustainable mountain tourism development of Nepal.

TIMS regulatory provisions:

  • Every trekkers has to compulsorily obtain a TIMS Card before they enter any of the prescribed trekking regions and routes.
  • A Free individual trekker (FIT) or organized group trekkers are required to keep TIMS along with them throughout their treks.
  • TIMS has to be shown to TAAN / NTB authorities, national park check posts, conservation area check posts and police check posts on demand.
  • Trekkers are required to keep their copies of passports along with them for verification during trekking.
  • TIMS shall be non-transferable, non-endorsable and valid only for single entry.

TIMS will not be required for:

  • The expedition members permitted to climb the mountains.
  • The visitors in the controlled areas permitted by the Department of Immigration.
  • The foreign guests invited by the Government of Nepal.
  • The authorities from different diplomatic missions in the country, who is holding official letter/s and traveling own risk .
  • Visitors on certain mission recommended by the concerned department of the Government.

Foreign Nationals having the residential visa.