Popular Trekking & Permit Fee

Popular trekking areas are the Annapurna and the Mt Everest regions. These two areas receive almost 80 % of the total trekkers. Then comes the Langtang region. The Upper Mustang , Dolpo and Manaslu are exotic trekking areas to see preserved natural and cultural heritages. These are also quite popular treks . The Rara lake region in western Nepal and the Makalu and Kanchenjunga regions in eastern Nepal are other important areas, but they receive less trekkers due to lack of road access and not having lodges along the trekking trail.

The Best Treks in Nepal
If you ask which are the best treks in Nepal, it would be hard to answer as different regions are famous for different reasons and also it is a matter that depends on the personal interest of the individuals. However considering the mountain views, cultural experience and general popularity, The Everest Base Camp trek, , Gokyo Lake and Cho La pass trek,  Annapurna Base camp trek (Annapurna sanctuary trek ),  Annapurna circuit trek can be taken as the best treks in Nepal.

For those with interest in remote regions and exotic culture, the Mustang trek, Dolpo trek and Manaslu trek are  the best choices.

Best Short Treks In Nepal
Tea House KitchenFor those who have only a short time to enjoy the Himalayan trekking in Nepal, the following could be the best treks , best on the mountain scenery, cultural experience and flora and fauna .

2 days – The Dhampus trek from Pokhara
3 days – Nagarkot - Chisapane Treks from Kathmandu
4 days – The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek form Pokhara.

The one or  two days Nagarkot hike or two days Chisapani hike are good treks that can be done from Kathmandu. For those looking for a short trek in the Everest region, the 7 days Everest Mini Trek is really a great trek .

Trekking Permits:
Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Rara regions treeking require a TIMS cards and National park fee. However, these following special areas  do require a trekking permit:

The trekking permit / national park conservation fees are as follows for different regions .

  • Everest, Langtang and Rara regions:  USD 15
  • Annapurna region:  USD 31
  • Lower Dolpo and Kanchenjunga trekking:  - Per week per person USD 10
  • Manaslu  and Narphu valley trekking:  – US$ 70 per person per week for trekking during Sept- Nov and US$ 50 per week per person during December- August.  After seven days USD 10 or USD 7 perperson per day asper the trekking months .
  • Humla trekking: - US$ 50 per person for the first seven days and US$ 7 per day thereafter.
  • Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo trekking:  - US$ 500 per person for the  first ten days and US$ 50 per person per day thereafter.

TIMS cards should be collected by both Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) and trekkers taking the service of government authorized trekking agencies.TIMS Cards for FITs and organized groups. FITs need to have Green TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $20 per person, while those travelling in groups need to have Blue TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $10 per person.

An entrance fee is levied for visits to all National Parks and Conservation Areas. There is no charge for children under 10 years

Weather problems / Flight cancellations in the mountains
During summer months and during January and February, there are chances that the flights to Luka, Jomsom , Juphal   or remote airstrips may get cancelled due to bad weather. So it is always wise if you have one extra day just in such a case so that you do not miss your international flight not reaching kathmandu in time.  In case of flight cancellation in the mountains, you will have to pay for the extra expenses like your food and lodging yourself as that would not be included in the trip cost, while the company will bear that of our staffs.