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Entrance Fees to Protected Areas

(Source: DNPWC Counter)

National Parks that are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Natural)

1. Chitwan National Park NRs. 100 per person per day for Nepali / NRs. 750 per person per day for SAARC country / NRs. 1,500 per person per day for Foreigner and below 10 yrs free - At entry point.+ VAT

2. Sagarmatha National Park Free for Nepali / NRs. 1500 per person per entry for SAARC country / NRs. 3,000 per person per entry for Foreigners Below 10 yrs free - At DNPWC Counter, Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu or At entry point in Monjo.+ VAT

Other National Parks

3. Bardiya National Park NRs. 50 per person per day for Nepali NRs. 500 per person per day for SAARC Country, NRs. 1500 per person per day for Foreigners and below 10 yrs free Plus 13 percent VAT- At entry point in Thakurdwara.+ VAT

4. Khaptad National Park Free for Nepali, NRs. 100 per person per entry for SAARC Country, NRs. 1,000 per person per entry for foreigners and below 10 yrs free Plus 13 percent VAT- In DNPWC Counter, Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.+ VAT

5. Langtang National Park Free for Nepali, NRs. 1,500 per person per entry for SAARC Country, NRs. 3,000 per person per entry for foreigners and below 10 yrs, free Plus 13 percent VAT - in DNPWC Counter, Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, At entry point in Dhunche.+ VAT

6. Makalu-Barun National Park Free for Nepali, NRs. 1,500 per person per entry for SAARC Country, NRs. 3,000 per person per entry for foreigners and Below 10 yrs free Plus 13 percent VAT - In DNPWC Counter, Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap.+ VAT

7. Rara National Park Free for Nepali, NRs. 1,500 per person per entry for SAARC Country, NRs. 3,000 per person per entry for foreigners and below 10 yrs free Plus 13 percent VAT - in DNPWC Counter, Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.+ VAT

8. Shey-Phoksundo National Park Free for Nepali, NRs. 1,500 per person per entry for SAARC Country, NRs. 3,000 per person per entry for foreigners, Below 10 yrs free Plus 13 percent VAT - DNPWC Counter, Tourist service Center, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.+ VAT

9. Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park NRs. 10 per person per entry for Nepali, NRs. 250 per person per entry for foreigners and below 10 yrs free Plus 13 percent VAT - At entry point.+ VAT

10. Banke National Park NRs. 50 per person per day for Nepali, NRs. 500 per person per day for SAARC Country, NRs. 1,000 per person per day, Below 10 yrs free Plus 13 percent VAT - in DNPWC Counter, Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.+ VAT

Wildlife Reserves

11. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve NRs. 50 for Nepali per person per day, NRs. 500 per person per day for SAARC Country, NRs. 1,000 per person per day for foreigners and below 10 yrs free -Plus 13 percent VAT at entry point.+ VAT

12. Parsa Wildlife Reserve NRs. 50 per person per day for Nepali NRs. 500 per person per day for SAARC country, NRs. 1,000 per person per day for foreigners and Below 10 yrs free - Plus 13 percent VATAt entry point.+ VAT

13. Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve NRs. 50 per person per day for Nepali, NRs. 500 per person per day for SAARC country, NRs. 1,000 per person per day for foreigners, and Below 10 yrs free - Plus 13 percent VAT at entry point.+ VAT
Conservation Areas

14. Api Nampa Conservation Area Free for Nepali, NRs. 100 for SAARC country, per person per entry, NRs. 1,000 per person per entry for foreigners, Below 10 yrs free.+ VAT

15. Annapurna Conservation Area Free for Nepali, NRs. 200 per person per entry for SAARC country, NRs. 2,000 per person per entry for foreigners, Below 10 yrs free.+ VAT

16. Gaurishanker Conservation Area Free for Nepali, NRs. 200 per person per entry for SAARC country, NRs. 2,000 per person per entry for foreigners and below 10 yrs free.+ VAT

17. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Free for Nepali, NRs. 500 per person per entry for SAARC country, NRs. 2,000 per person per entry for foreigners and Below 10 yrs free Plus 13 percent VAT.

18. Manaslu Conservation Area Free for Nepali, NRs. 200 per person per entry for SAARC country, NRs. 2,000 per person per entry for foreigners and Below 10 yrs free.+ VAT

19. Dhorpatan Free for Nepali, NRs. 1,500 per person per entry for SAARC country, NRs. 3,000 per person per entry for foreigners and below 10 yrs free.+ VAT

Trekking Permit to Restricted Areas:

(Source Department of Immigration)

1. Trekking in any area or along any route except the specified area of route shall be deemed to be violation of law.

2. Trekking permit should be kept along with the trekker while trekking.

3. Trekking permit has to be shown to immigration employees or police it they so require.

Appendix 12 (Relating to Rule 39)

Trekking Permit Fees

1. i) Dolpa district
a) Areas of lower Dolpa - Per week per person US$ 10.
b) Areas of Upper Dolpa - For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$ 50.
ii.) Taplejung District - Kanchenjunga Region (Areas of Olangchunggola, Lelep, Papung and Yamphudin Village Development Committee) Per week per person US$ 10.

2. iii) Mustang district - for the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person US$ 50.

3. iv) Gorkha District:
A. Manaslu region -From September to November per week perperson US$ 70 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 10.and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 /Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
B. Chhekampar & Chunchet VDC (Sirdibas- Lokpa-Chumling - Chhekampar -Nile-Chhule Area):- From September to November per person US$ 35 for first 8 days and From December to August per person US$ 25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

4. v) Dolakha District (Gauri Shankar & Lamabagar) -Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

5. vi) Humla District (Simikot and Yari):- Areas of Limi and Muchu village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee - For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

6. vii)Rasuwa District:- Thuman and Timure - per week per person US$ 10, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

7. viii) Sankhuwasabha District:- (Makalu Region):-Areas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa,Hatiya and Pawakhola Village Development Committee - For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

8. ix) Solukhumbu District:- (Everest Region):-All north-west area way from Thame to Nangpala of Namche Village Development Committee - For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

9. x) Manang District:- Areas of Nar, Phu, and Northern area of Tilche Village of Thochhe Village Development Committee - From September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75 Or equivalent Convertible foreign currency.

10. xi) Mugu District:- Areas of Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and Bhangri - For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

11. xii) Baihang District:-Areas of Kanda, Saipal, Dhuli - For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per Person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

12. xiii) Darchula District:- Areas of Byas Village Development Committee - For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Note: Trekking permit issue by Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu through the trekking agency.

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)

The provision of Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) came into effect on January 1, 2008. Since then, the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) started recording trekkers’ details and began issuing TIMS Card to trekkers. NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system in a new format from April 1, 2010. NTB and TAAN have introduced separate 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. Trekkers taking the service of trekking agencies can pay fee for TIMS card in US dollars.

Why is TIMS Necessary?

The following considerations have been taken into account in the process of issuing TIMS:
All important details regarding trekkers and trekking routes shall be maintained in a computerized Database Management System, which can be useful for the trekkers’ safety and security. In order 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 concerned stakeholders such as tourism organizations, Government agencies, diplomatic missions, tour operators, research institute, etc.
Unauthorized trekking operations will be controlled, thus, resulting in better management of trekking services, which will not only benefit trekkers and field staff, but also trekking companies and Government agencies. Occasional untoward incidents will also be better prevented. Plus, TIMS will upgrade the service standard and will contribute to better management of sustainable mountain tourism development in Nepal.

TIMS will not be required for:

Expedition members permitted to climb the mountains.

Visitors in the controlled areas with permits by the Department of Immigration.

Foreign guests invited by the Government of Nepal.

Authorities from the various diplomatic missions present in the country, who hold official letter/s and

travel at their own risk.

Visitors on certain missions recommended by the concerned Governmental Department(s); Foreign Nationals possessing a residential visa.

Revenue collected from distribution of TIMS cards is shared into three equal parts for following purposes:

1. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) will use the first part for printing TIMS cards, holograms, managing issuing counters and use the remaining amount for tourism marketing, publicity and promotion.

2. The second part is utilized in the welfare of trekking workers like buying medical and accident insurance policy for them and conducting rescue operations in case of accidents. The amount is also used to launch various programs as a part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and meet administrative expenses.

3. The third part is utilized to develop infrastructures, promote, conserve, and maintain trekking trails. A substantial amount is also utilized to explore, develop and promote new destinations besides organizing training and workshops for sustainable and responsible tourism development.