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Guide to Nepal Trekking Permits & Park Passes

There are many different National parks in Nepal, a variety of conservation areas and other places requiring trekking permits and documentation for trekkers to access. Permit fees help ensure maintenance costs are met for Nepal'strekking areas, regardless of the wider economy and your trek helps to contribute to the ongoing maintenance of some of the World's most incredible landscapes. That is, provided you trek in an ethical fashion, and leave no trace.

Types of Trekking Permits in Nepal

There is a wide range of trekking permits for Nepal, but these are the most common. Included is the name of the trekking permit or national park pass, the common abbreviation, and the price of the permit.

Code / Short Name Full Permit Name Price ($ USD)
TIMS Trekkers Information Management System 20
SNP Sagarmatha National Park permit 35
ACAP Annapurna Conservation Area permit 20
MCAP Manaslu Conservation Area permit 20
TSUM Tsum Valley Conservation Area permit 35
LCAP Langtang Conservation Area permit 20
DCAP Dolpa Conservation Area permit 20
UD Upper Dolpa Conservation Area permit 500 for first 10 days
UM Upper Mustang Conservation Area permit 500 for first 10 days


Trekking Permits and Passes Required for Nepal Treks

For your trek in Nepal, the following passes and/or permits will be required. Some Nepal treks require many passes (e.g. Manaslu Circuit), though most treks require just one or two permits. Using the following chart you can cross reference the area of your trek with the permit(s) required.


All Treks required required                
Island Peak required required               IP Permit
All Treks required     required            
All Treks required         required        
All Treks required     required         required  
Upper Dolpa Treks required           required required    
Lower Dolpa Treks required           required      
Tsum valley required   required required required          
Tsum & manaslu required   required required required          
Manaslu circuit required   required required required          


Do Elite Trekkers Organise Trekking Permits for Nepal?

Yes! We sure do. We can organise any of the permits you need for just $10 service fee, plus the permit cost. This can save you hours, if not days of running around Kathmandu finding offices and filling out forms. All you need to do is pay the permit fee online, then email us a copy of your passport details page and a passport photo style selfie - we'll do all the rest.

Your guide will bring your completed permits along at the start of your trek, or if for any reason you choose not to trek with us, we can deliver them to you in your Kathmandu hotel, or you can collect from our office near Kopan.

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