Restricted Area Trekking Permit

The word restricted simply means you need special permission to enter a restricted place. The trekking route which needs special permits or documents to trek through is a restricted area . You can get this type of trekking from the govt of Nepal, Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board Nepal Immigration). There must be a minimum of 2 people to issue this permit. Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo among a few others are marked as restricted area trekking. Only a few foreigners had visited this part of the world because it is perhaps one among the remote trekking trails.

Things You Must Know Before Planning a Restricted Trekking Region

In Nepal, many trekking routes are open for FIT (Freelances Individual Trekkers) or suitable group sizes. There are few trekking routes that are restricted zone trekking and are strictly controlled and authorized by the govt of Nepal for those FIT trekkers. One can only visit this trekking region after being issued an authority from the Department of Immigration Nepal. The guide holding license will be provided for a single trekker, a permit only isn’t acceptable. One who has an interest in trekking in these routes must contact genuine legal trekking companies.

Adventure Mountain Nepal affords a group joining facility to an individual trekker who is willing to trek in restricted areas of Nepal. One must confirm that the expiry of the visa is up to date to receive the special permits of the restricted areas.

Tips for Restricted Area Trekking

  • Preserving a local tradition, culture and customs is our responsibility and we must respect it.
  • Minimum group sizes of 2 people are required for issuing the special permits. The individual is banned from the legal process but group joining might be an option. Permits can be issued from the Nepal Tourism Board, FIT (Freelance Individual Trekking), and the Department of Immigration (Kalikasthan, Kathmandu). For more information about the permits in Nepal, you can check in to the travel info section of our site.
  • Clothes, types of equipment, and safety gear are a compulsion. Guides, porters, and other helping staff will be having their personal accident insurance.
  • The suggested routes are only for trekking purposes which means they cannot be changed. The companies, guides will be responsible if the routes are changed.
  • Travelers must obey the rules and regulations of the restricted areas.
  • Travelers who also do the expeditions must need the permit as well before passing these areas.

Some of The Restricted Area of Nepal:-

S.No. Regions/VDCs Permit Fee
1. Upper Mustang Lomanthang Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)Baragung Muktichetra Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 and Satang Village of ward no.5) Adventure Mountain Nepal provides following trips in this area. Check out the trip package with a detailed itinerary.
i. Upper Mustang Trekking
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 ward no. 4 to 6)Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6) Adventure Mountain Nepal provides the following trips in this area. Check out the trip package with a detailed itinerary.
i. Upper Dolpo Circuit Trekking
ii. Beni to Dolpo via Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
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 ward nos. 1,2,3 and 4) Adventure Mountain Nepal provides the following trips in this area. Check out the trip package with a detailed itinerary.
i. Manaslu Circuit Trekking
ii. Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek
iii. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
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 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) Adventure Mountain Nepal provides the following trips in this area. Check out the trip package with a detailed itinerary.
i. Humla Limi Valley Trekking
USD 50 per person / week USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
5. 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) 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 ward no. 1 to 3)Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8 and 9)Jagdulla Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)Mudkechula Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)Kaike Rural Municipality (All areas of ward 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 ward nos. 3,6 and 7) Adventure Mountain Nepal provides the following trips in this area. Check out the trip package with a detailed itinerary.
i. Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek
ii. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
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 ward no. 1 to 5)Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4) Adventure Mountain Nepal provides the following trips in this area. Check out the trip package with a detailed itinerary.
i. Makalu Base Camp Trekking
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 area of ward no. 2) USD 20 per person /week
12. Manang Narpa Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)Nasho Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 6 and 7) Adventure Mountain Nepal provides the following trips in this area. Check out the trip package with a detailed itinerary.
i. Nar Phu Valley Trekking
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 ward 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 ward 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)