When trekking in the Everest region, it is important to obtain the necessary permits and documentation. The permits required may vary depending on the specific trek you choose. However, the following permits are generally needed for most treks in the Everest region:
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
This permit is required for all treks within the Everest region, as the majority of the trails pass through Sagarmatha National Park. You can obtain the permit at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or at the park entrance in Monjo. The fee for foreigners is NPR 3,000 per person (excluding VAT), while SAARC nationals pay NPR 1,500 per person.
TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card
The TIMS card is necessary for most treks in Nepal, including those in the Everest region. It helps the authorities monitor and manage trekkers' movements, ensuring their safety and security. There are two types of TIMS cards:
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Individual TIMS Card
For independent trekkers, the fee is NPR 2,000 per person (green card).
Group TIMS Card
For trekkers in a group and accompanied by a government-registered guide, the fee is NPR 1,000 per person (blue card).
You can obtain the TIMS card at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or the TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) office in Pokhara.
Local Government Fee
In addition to the above permits, you may also need to pay a local government fee when entering the Khumbu region. This fee, known as the "Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit," has replaced the previously required "Solu-Khumbu Local Permit." The fee is NPR 2,000 per person and can be obtained in Lukla or Monjo.
Peak Climbing Permits
If you plan to climb a peak in the Everest region, such as Island Peak or Mera Peak, you will need to obtain a separate peak climbing permit. The fees for these permits vary depending on the specific peak and the climbing season. The permits can be obtained from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) or with us.
Please note that the fees mentioned above are subject to change, and it is always a good idea to verify the latest information with us or the Nepal Tourism Board before your departure.
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