A trekking permit or TRC trekking registration certificate is required for trekking in most areas of Nepal. The areas Annapurna, Lantang and Everest require a trekking registration certificate. This certificate normally includes, national park entrance fees and conservation permit fees.
These TRC’s can be obtained from any TAAN registered trekking office in Kathmandu. I f you are trekking through a company; the permit will be organized for you and normally is included in the price. The permit comes in the form of a paper ticket, which you must carry with you at all times during trekking. Your permit will be checked at park entrances and along the trekking routes, at some check posts you will also be required to register your passport number. The fees are as follows.
|Annapurna Conservation Area ||Rs. 2000.00 per person |
|Makalu Barun Conservation Area ||Rs. 2000.00 per person |
|Manasulu Conservation Area ||Rs. 2000.00 per person |
|Langtang National Park ||Rs. 1000.00 per person |
|Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park ||Rs. 1000.00 per person |
|Rara National Park ||Rs. 1000.00 per person |
|Shey Phoksundo National Park ||Rs. 1000.00 per person |
|Royal Chitwan National Park, ||Rs. 1000.00 per person |
|Bardia National Park ||Rs. 1000.00 per person |
For trekking in restricted areas, you must obtain area trekking permits. Trekking in the following areas is only allowed through registered organizations. The organization you trek with will organize the relevant paper work for your permits. The fees are as follows.
1. Dolpa and Kanchenjunga Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the first four weeks and US $ 20 per week thereafter.
2. Manaslu US$ 75 (Dec-Aug) per person per week, US$ 90(Sep-Nov) per person per week.
3. Simikot US$ 90 per person per week.
4. Mustang and Upper Dolpa US$ 700 per person for the first ten days and US$ 70 per person per day thereafter.
If you do not have the relevant permits you may be turned back along the route. The money for the permits goes towards the conservation and development of the areas you are trekking in. ATC can organize any of the above for you.