Nepal is a paradise for trekking and adventure activities, there are hundreds of trekking and hiking trips to do and this is the amazing destination for adventure lovers. Anyone can enjoy any kind of trips in the mountain regions. There are many areas of Nepal into which the entry of foreigners is strictly controlled. Many treks that may be suggested on a map are in restricted areas and you either cannot get a permit for those regions or must travel with a liaison officer and pay for a special permit. While planning your adventure trips, make sure that you have a guide and permits and you are doing a trip to the area with a registered company because the restricted areas are not allowed to entry without guide and permits. Don't count on a last-minute change in the rules. Police check posts are numerous in the hills and police will turn you back if you try to trek into a restricted area.

There are handfuls reasons why the restricted area treks in Nepal are still exist. In most cases, it is a hangover from a time when the border with Tibet/China was more sensitive than it is now. Environmental groups, particularly the Nepal Nature Conservation Society, are pressuring the government to keep some places closed for ecological reasons to avoid both cultural and environmental degradation. Because trekkers require assistance when something goes wrong (accident, illness or theft), the government restricts some areas because it doubts that it could provide the security that trekkers need. There are also political reasons for some restrictions. In the 1970s, for example, the Jomsom trek was closed because a major foreign-aided military operation had been mounted there in support of the Khampas in Tibet. See more.

There are many influences on the decision to open or close certain parts of Nepal to foreigners. Recent changes have liberalized both trekking and climbing, and there is considerable pressure to open more areas to trekkers. We suggest you to check with us or the central immigration office before planning an unusual trek.

Royalties or fees for treks to restricted areas range from US$50 per day (with a 10 day minimum) for Mustang and Upper Dolpo to US$90 per week for Humla and Manaslu.

Permits & Formalities

A trek to a restricted area must be arranged as a fully equipped organized trek through a registered trekking agency using tents, Sherpa staff, cooks and porters. We arrange the permit through a series of applications, guarantees and letters, a process that requires couple working days. You may not trek alone; there must be at least two members in each group. For some areas there is a limit to the number of trekkers per season.

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