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Nepal has many adventurous places and exotic locations that add amusement for the travelers, trekkers from around the world. But not everywhere in Nepal you are free to visit without proper paperwork.  Some areas in Nepal are strictly controlled for tourist to protect natural beauty, rich heritage & culture, and environment. To visit such places you need to make special arrangements and obtain a restricted area permit from authorities.

These areas are opened for tourist since October 1991. Trekkers are not allowed to trek alone in this restricted area. You should be at least 2 people in the group.

Anyone willing to enter the restricted area must get a Restricted Area Permit either from the Nepal Tourism Board or through authorized trekking company who obtains it through Immigration Department of Nepal. If you do not want to bother about the permits and arrangements for the trip, allow us to do so. We, here at Mosaic Adventure are willing to hear from you to assist with your adventures in Nepal.

The following restricted areas are open only for group trekkers. Moreover, a trekking permit will not be issued to individual trekkers for such areas. You must organize your trek in these region through registered trekking agency in Nepal. The areas and required fees are as follows:

S.N.

Restricted Area

Permit Fee

1 Area of Lower Dolpa US$ 20 per person per week. (or equivalent foreign currency) and USD 5 per day from 8th day.
2 Area of Upper Dolpa District US $500 per person for the first 10 days. Additional Us$50 per day per person from the 11th day.
3 Taplejung [Phantanglung Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 6 and 7)
Mikwakhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)
Sirijunga Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8)]
US$ 20 per person per week (for first four weeks then USD 25 per person per week from 5th week onward)
5  Upper Mustang Trek The US $500 for the first 10 days per person and extraUs$50 per person per day from the 11th day.
6  Manaslu Circuit Trek September -November US$ 100 per week per person and US$ 15 per extra day. and December to August US$ 75 per week per person and US$ 10 per extra day.
7 Dolakha District
(Ward number 9 of Gauri Shankar Rural Municipality & ward number 1 of Bighu  Rural Municipality )
US$ 20 per week per person.
8 Humla District  [Simikot Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,6 and 7)
Namkha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)
Changkheli Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 to 5)]
 US$ 50 for the first 7 days per person and US$ 10 per extra day per person.
9 Rasuwa District – Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 and some area of ward no. 2) US$ 20 per person per week.
10 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.
11 Solukhumbu District (Everest Region):-Bhotkhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) and Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4) US$ 20 per week per person for the first 4 weeks. And US$ 25 per extra week per person.
12 Manang District (Nar Phu Trek, area) – Narpa Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) / Nasho Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 6 and 7) September – November US$ 100 per week per person and USD 15 per person per day from 8th day.

December- August US$ 75 per week per person and USD 15 per person per day from 8th day.

13 Mugu District:- Mugumakarmarong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)  US$100 for the first 7 days per person and Us$15 per extra day per person from the 8th day.
14 Bajhang District – Saipal Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) US $90 for the first 7 days per person.  And Us$15 per extra day per person from the 8th day.
15 Darchula District – Vyas Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1) US$90 for the first 7 days per person and Us$15 per extra day per person from the 8th day.
16 Gorkha Tsum Valley Area – [Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule ] Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 3,6 and 7) September-November
US$ 40 per person per week (additional USD 7 per person per day from 8th day)December – August
US$ 30 per person per week (addtional USD 7 per person per day from 8th day)

Note:

  • To get a group trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through Mosaic Adventure.
  • Trekking fee can be paid in Nepalese currency: Notwithstanding anything written in above, the Indian citizen can pay in Nepalese currency equivalent to US Dollars.

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Madhav started working as a porter in 2001 and then went on to work as a trekking guide. After working in the trekking and tourism industry for 8 years, he co-founded Mosaic Adventure in 2009. Madhav has trekked to most of the treks in Nepal including Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Indigenous Peoples Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek and all of the day hikes around Kathmandu. He has also extensively traveled to other countries like USA, UK, France, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Philippines, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Behrain, Thailand, Turkey and India. Madhav is the one who answers most of your questions about trekking and tours and helps to plan your trip by giving a personal touch.