Annapurna Region
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The Annapurna Region in north western Nepal has been touted as having the world’s best trekking routes. From the lake city of Pokhara, popular treks lead to Jomsom, Annapurna Base Camp, Mustang, Manang and around the Annapurna mountain. Short treks to Sikles and Ghandruk are just as popular. The Annapurna region is an area of contrasts comprising the wettest, driest and windiest places in Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit:
It is by far the most popular and requires a minimum of about three weeks to go around the Annapurna massif. What makes this trek so special is that you can look up to something new in scenery every day. The Annapurna Conservation Area begins at 790 m and reaches a high of 8,091 m, the summit of Mount Annapurna I, the world’s 10th tallest peak. The area encompasses forested middle mountain, high Himalaya and trans-Himalayan desert plateau similar to the landscape in Tibet as you move north. The lower elevations are dotted by Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Brahmin villages while Tibetan cultural influence becomes apparent as you go north. The trek goes counter-clockwise from Besi Sahar, off the Pokhara-Kathmandu Highway, to Naya Pool, and reaches its high point at Thorong La, a pass at 5,416 m. On the way, you pass through stunning mountain scenery – Manaslu, Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III, and, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. In between these two 8,000m peaks lies the dramatic Kali Gandaki gorge – the deepest in the world.   

Upper Mustang:
Mustang offers an experience of trans-Himalayan landscape and exotic Himalayan cultural experience. Muktinath (3,749 m) is a popular destination for pilgrims and trekkers to the region. It is a site holy for both Buddhists and Hindus before. There is now a motorable road from Muktinath to Beni, from where you can catch a bus to Pokhara. Also, you can catch a bus from Besi Sahar to Sanghe at the start of the trek.
Lo-Manthang in Upper Mustang is an extremely exotic destination too. The last king of Mustang still has his home at this ancient capital township. Many tourists visit Lo-Manthang during Teeji festival that is usually scheduled in the month of May.
Being in the rain shadow area, Upper Mustang can be visited even during the rainy season. Upper Mustang falls in protected areas and one need special permit to visit the region.
Manang:
The trek in the eastern part follows the Marsyangdi River upstream till Manang, which is a string of seven villages that form the upper arc of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail. The area is composed of stark, rocky terrain, very similar to the Tibetan plateau, and is dotted with turquoise lakes, including Lake Tilicho (4919 m), the world’s highest lake.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit: NRs.2000.00 (US$20.00)/person

TIMS Card: US$10.00/person

Monumental Areas Entry Fees:

Foreigners

SAARC

Chinese

Kathmandu Durbar Square 

NRs. 1000

NRs. 150

NRs.1000

Patan Durbar Square

NRs. 500

NRs. 150

NRs. 150

Patan Museum

NRs. 400

NRs. 250

NRs. 400

Patan Golden Temple

NRs. 50

NRs. 20

NRs. 50

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

US$ 15

NRs. 500

NRs. 500

Art Museum, Bhaktapur

NRs. 150

NRs. 50

NRs. 150

Swayambhunath Stupa

NRs. 200

NRs. 50

NRs. 200

Bauddhanath Stupa

NRs. 250

NRs. 50

NRs. 250

Pashupatinath Temple

NRs. 1000

Free

NRs. 1000

Changunarayan Temple

NRs. 100

NRs. 100

NRs. 100

Chitwan National Park

NRs. 1500

NRs. 750

NRs.1500

Tharu Museum Chitwan

NRs. 25

NRs. 15

NRs. 25

Lumbini Secret Garden

NRs. 200

NRs. 100

NRs. 200

Lumbini Museum

NRs. 50

NRs. 50

NRs. 50

Mountain Museum Pokhara

NRs. 300

NRs. 100

NRs. 300

Garden of Dreams

NRs. 200

NRs. 200

NRs. 200

 

 

National Parks/ Wildlife Reserves/Conservation Areas

S.No.

NAMES

SAARC

Foreigners

1

Chitwan National Park

NRs. 750/person/day

NRs. 1,500/person/day

2

Sagarmatha National Park

NRs. 1,500/person/entry

NRs.3,390/person/entry

Other National Parks

3

Bardiya National Park

NRs. 500/person/day

NRs. 1,000/person/day

4

Khaptad National Park

NRs. 1,500/person/entry

NRs. 3,000/person/entry

5

Langtang National Park

NRs. 1,500/person/entry

NRs.3,390/person/entry

6

Makalu-Barun National Park

NRs. 1,500/person/entry

NRs.3,390/person/entry

7

Rara National Park

NRs. 1,500/person/entry

NRs.3,390/person/entry

8

Shey-Phoksundo National Park

NRs. 1,500/person/entry

NRs.3,390/person/entry

9

Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park

NRs. 339/day/person/entry

NRs. 565/day/person/entry

10

Banke National Park

NRs. 200 per day per entry

NRs. 500/day/entry

Wildlife Reserves

11

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

NRs. 500/person/day

NRs. 1,000/person/day

12

Parsa Wildlife Reserve

NRs. 500/person/day

NRs. 1,000/person/day

13

Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

NRs. 500/person/day

NRs. 1,000/person/day

RESTRICTED AREAS TREKKING PERMIT
Trekking Permit must be obtained from the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, to visit Restricted Areas. For more information please log on to www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/trekking-permit-fees.html

1) Dolpa District (Areas of Upper Dolpa):
For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

2) Dolpa District ( Areas of Lower Dolpa):
Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

3) Mustang District:
For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

4) Manaslu Region:
From September to November per week per person US$ 70 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 10, and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

5) Mugu District:
For the first 7 days per person US$90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

6) Manang District (Areas of NarPhu):
From September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

7) Dolakha District (GauriShankar & Lamabagar):
Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

8) Rasuwa:
Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

9) Humla District (Simikot and Yari):
For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

10) Sankhuwasabha District:
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) Taplejung District (Kanchanjanga Region):
Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. 

12) Gorkha District (Chhekampar & Chunchet Area):
From September to November per person US$ 35 for first 8 days and From December to August per person US$ 25 for first 8 days, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

VISA INFORMATION NEPAL
A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, a visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
To renew a Visa, you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
 
VISA REQUIREMENTS
A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.
 
Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee
 
Tourist Visa Nepal
1.     Multiple entry - 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
2.     Multiple entry - 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
3.     Multiple entry - 90 days- US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis (Free) Visa
For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
 
Nepal Visa for Indian Nationals
Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals traveling to Nepal by air must posses any one of the following documents.
Passport
Election Commission Card 
 
Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai
 
Other Visa Information
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal. 
 
Visa Extension for Nepal
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31). 
Learn more about applying for Nepal visa online by clicking here Online Visa Application for Nepal.
For further visa information for Nepal, please contact: Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934 
E-mail: mail@nepalimmigration.gov.np,  dg@nepalimmigration.gov.np
Website: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np 

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