Trekking Permit and Entry Fees

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Trekking Permit and Entry Fees

All treks route in Nepal necessitate a permit; the requirements and cost of such permits are determined by each unique location. Here are some basic details on trekking permits in Nepal:

  1. Almost all areas of Nepal require a permit and these can be obtained from the department of Immigration in Kathmandu or Pokhara, alternatively through licensed trekking service.
  2. Cost of trekking permits varies in different regions. For example: Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Langtang National Park Permit are necessary for trekking in Everest region of Nepal, Annapurna Region of Nepal Langtang Regions individually.
  3. Other areas may also require special permits, for instance the Upper Mustang Permit or Manaslu Restricted Area permit in addition to trekking permissions. These permits are issued by the Department of Immigration, and trekking groups must be composed of at least two people.
  4. Some specific passes have been abolished, such as the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. For the latest standards, contact the Department of Immigration or your trekking company.
  5. The dates and itinerary of the trek, however, have to be decided very minutely as Trekking permits are non-refundable or transferrable.

The whole way, never leave your permits and they may be checked by officials with any stop. It is therefore important to get permits from the Department of Immigration or agents authorized by trekking companies. So that you are adhering to codes and contributing towards community’s economy.

Visa can be obtained from the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. It can also be obtained from Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu Nepal if you are in Nepal ofcourse. To apply for visa the required accessories are: A valid passport and one passport-size photo (Light Background is Required). Immigration Department has not specified the size of passport-size photo.

Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency:Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Tourist Visa:
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entries: 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries: 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries: 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day

Tourist Visa Extension: – A tourist visa can be extended up to 120 days from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office on request. Thereafter an additional 30 days can be extended from Department of Immigration ensuring that tourist visa cannot be extended more than 150 days.

Late fee for not applying extension in time:-
– US$2 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the first 30 days
– US$3 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for the next 31 to 90 days
– US$5 in equivalent Nepalese currency per day for more than 90 days

B.Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specifies above.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
Children below 10 yrs
Defendants up to the age of 16 years, holding foreign passports of Nepalese parents or either of their parent being a Nepalese citizen.

For Indian National
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter Nepal.
As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents.

Driving License with photo
Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
Ration Card with Photo
Election Commission Card with Photo
Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his ran
Also, please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal.

Other Information
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

Visa Extension
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).

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