• Last Updated on Aug 9, 2022

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In the Sagarmatha region, Everest Base Camp is located inside the protected area. So you need an entry permit for any journey into the Everest zone. And among those licenses are the ones from the  Gauri Shankar Conservation Area, Sagarmatha National Park, and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural  Municipality. 

Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek 

In the past, a TIMS card was necessary for trekking in the Everest region. But because of decentralization, the TIMS card is no longer required for the Everest Base Camp Trek.  Decentralization has led to the implementation of a new permission system in the Everest Region.  Receiving a TIMS card is replaced by the local area permit. 

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit One of the largest costs involved with an Everest Base Camp Permit is the Khumbu  Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. This is one of the initial permissions you will require to begin your Everest Base Camp Trek. To enter, you must show proof that you pose no danger to the people of the Khumbu region. 

 Foreign nationals must pay USD $20 per person for the first four weeks and USD $25 per  person after that as the permit fee (beyond 4 weeks).

The cost of a permit is the same for all non-resident Nepalis, SAARC nationals, and  foreigners (NRNs). VAT is not included either. 

  • Where to Get the Permission? 
  • This permit may be obtained in Lukla. However, hikers starting from Phaplu must obtain their permits from the Sagarmatha National Park Counter in Monjo. This permit cannot be obtained in Kathmandu because it is examined and managed by the local authority. 

Sagarmatha National Park Permit 

It has long been recognized as a World Heritage Site and is one of Nepal's greatest National  Parks. Sagarmatha National Park, which was founded in 1976, protects uncommon animals and vegetation. The region is home to several red pandas, snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, and musk deer. Additionally, it's an excellent location to view the Himalayan Monal and the splendor of the blood pheasant. 

Where do we go to obtain the permit? 

Entry permits for the Sagarmatha National Park are available at the entrance gate in Monjo or at the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) counter at  Bhrikuti Mandap in Kathmandu. 

Outside the counter in Monjo, there will occasionally be a large line. For this reason, in order to avoid complications, you can obtain the SNP permit in Kathmandu before your trip to Lukla.EBC trekking license.

License for the Sagarmatha National Park 

Foreigners must pay NPR 3,000 per person in addition to the additional 13% VAT. SAARC nationals pay NPR 1,500 per person for entrance, plus a 13 percent VAT. Nepalese: NPR 100 per person and each entry plus 13% VAT 

Children under 10 are admitted free. 

3. Additional Permit for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Some hikers prefer to travel from Jiri to Namche via Shivalaya and then on to Everest Base  Camp. If you continue on this trek from Jiri, you must purchase a permit for the Gauri  Shankar Conservation Area at Shivalaya. We advise purchasing this permit for $20 from the Kathmandu Tourism Board. But the cost is double, or USD 40, if you purchase it from  Shivalaya while traveling to Namche. 

These were the trek permits for the Everest Base Camp required to enter the Khumbu zone.  Only about $50 USD is required. Therefore, be sure to collect them all as needed. If not,  you risk getting into problems, paying a fine, and being apprehended by the police. 

Keep the permitted safe with you after you receive it. You can therefore display it to the officials if they ask you at various times. These authorizations resemble entry passes for the Everest region.

Here we have the detail about the permit cost for Nepal.

S.NRegions/VDCPermit fees and cost Per week
1.Upper Mustang
  • Lomanthang Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no.1 to 5)
  • Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1 to 5)
  •  Barang Muktichetra Rural Municipality (All areas ofward no. 3 and Satang Village of ward no.5)
USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days)
USD 50 per person/Day (beyond 10 days)
2. Upper Dolpa 
  • Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 4 to 6) 
  • Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1 to 7) 
  • Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality (All areas of  wards no. 1 to 6)

USD 500 per person (for  the first 10 days) USD 50 per person /Day ( beyond 10 days)

3.

Gorkha Manaslu Area 

  • Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of wards nos.  1,2,3 and 4)

September – November USD 100 per person/week USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week) 

December – August USD 75 per person/week USD 10 per person/day (beyond 1 week)

 

4.

Humla 

  • Simikot Rural Municipality (All areas of wards nos. 1,6  and 7) 
  • Namkha Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1 to  6) 
  • Changkheli Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no.  3 to 5)
USD 50 per person/week USD 10 per person/day (beyond 1 week)
5.

Taplejung 

  •  Phantanglung Rural Municipality (All areas of wards nos. 6 and 7)
  • ∙ Mikwakhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)

  • Sirijunga Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8)

USD 20 per person/  week (for the first 4 weeks)

USD 25 per person /week (  beyond 4 weeks)

6.

Lower Dolpa Area 

  • Thulibheri municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11) ∙ Tripurasundari municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to  11) 
  • Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1 to 3) 
  • Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 8 and 9) 
  • Jagdulla Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1 to  6) 
  •  Mudkechula Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no.  1 to 9) 
  • Kaike Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1 to 7)

USD 20 per person/ week USD 5 per person /week (  beyond 1 week)

 

7.

Dolakha 

  • Gaurishankhar Rural Municipality (All areas of ward  no. 9) 
  • Bighu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)
USD 20 per person/ week
8.

Gorkha Tsum Valley Area 

  • Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule
  • Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of wards nos.  3,6 and 7)

September – November USD 40 per person/week USD 7 per person/day (beyond 1 week) 

December – August USD 30 per person/week USD 7 per person/day (beyond 1 week)
9.

Sankhuwasabha 

  •  Bhotkhola Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1  to 5) 
  • Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4)
USD 20 per person/  week (for the first 4 weeks) USD 25 per person /week (  beyond 4 weeks)
10.

Solukhumbu 

  • Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality (All areas  of ward no. 5)
USD 20 per person/  week (for the first 4 weeks) USD 25 per person /week (  beyond 4 weeks)
11.

Rasuwa 

  • Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no.  1 and some areas of ward no. 2)
USD 20 per person /week
12.

Manang 

  •  Nar Pu Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1 to 5) ∙ Nasho Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 6 and  7)

September – November USD 100 per person/week USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week) 

December – August USD 75 per person/week USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week)
13.

Bajhang 

  • Saipal Rural Municipality (All areas of wards no. 1 to 5)

USD 90 per person/week for the first week 

USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week)

 

14.

Mugu 

  • Mugumakarmarong Rural Municipality (All areas of  wards no. 1 to 9)

USD 100 per person/week USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week

15.

Darchula 

  • Vyas Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)

USD 90 per person/week USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week)

 

 

Note: In the case of Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpa, if the mountain expedition fee is less than the trekking permit fee, you must pay the difference.

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