Manaslu Region
Manaslu Region, Nepal  
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Manaslu Region

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With the successful experience of Integrated Conservation and Development Program (ICDP) in ACAP, the Trust started its program in the Manaslu region from the beginning of 1997 as the Manaslu Ecotourism Development Project with funding support of the Government of Nepal and the Asian Development Bank under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation’s Second Tourism Infrastructure Development Project. The project was able to develop basic eco-tourism infrastructure in the area. MCAP completed the Ecotourism Project in 2001.
The program activities undertaken under this project assisted and increased the capacity of the locals to take a leading role in managing their natural resources.
Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA), declared on December 28, 1998 is the second conservation area under NTNC management. Manaslu, a mountainous region in northern part of Gorkha District, has a fragile but diverse natural resource base and a rich cultural environment. MCA encompasses a 1,663 sq. km. area with 7 VDCs. There are about 9,000 inhabitants living in MCA and 2,000 species of plants, 33 mammals, 110 birds, 3 reptiles and 11 butterflies in 11 types of forest have been reported from the area. With the declaration of MCA in 1998, Government of Nepal handed over the management responsibility of MCA to NTNC for 10 years. The objective was to improve the capacity of the local communities in the Manaslu area to benefit from tourism in an environmentally benign manner for sustainable development. With the expiry of the management mandate, on the request of the local communities, the District Development Committee of Gorkha and the major political parties in the district, the Government of Nepal has extended the management mandate for another 10 years till 2018.
The area was neglected in terms of infrastructure development as well as all basic services, which directly affected the livelihood of the people. The local people were deprived of the benefits of access, safe drinking water supply and electricity. Education and health services were almost non-existent. Since no other economic opportunities were available, they had to depend on marginal agriculture, animal husbandry and exploitation of natural resources for survival. As Manaslu is a food deficit region, high dependency on natural resources was constantly straining the capacity of the ecosystem. Tourism, due to the semi-restricted area status of the six VDCs adjoining the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, is limited to 1,000 trekkers per annum, and only about 60% of the quota is subscribed. The local people do not enjoy the benefits from even these low numbers, as the groups have to visit the region in organized groups that are self-sufficient in all their requirements before they start the journey.
Manaslu has a lot to offer to the trekkers, from the beautiful scenery of the majestic Himalayan ranges and high altitude glacier lakes to rich biological and cultural diversity. The culture is equally attractive and most follow Buddhism. The rich cultural heritage is evident in the several large Buddhist monasteries like Shringi Gompa in Bihi, as well as Mu and Rachen Gompas in Chhekampar. Local examples of the harmony between religion and environmental conservation can be seen throughout the region, as Lamas (religious leaders) from monasteries have prohibited the locals to hunt wildlife. This has helped the wildlife to prosper and increase in MCA and is a prime habitat for the elusive snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep and the Himalayan Thar.
The Trust has been implementing various field programs in the region to motivate and mobilize the local people to take the lead in managing their own resources. As in ACAP, the main backbone of all these programs is Conservation Education. Extensive extension programs are underway to create awareness among the local people so that they understand and become an integral part of the undertaking. Without their active participation and support, no program, however novel or well designed, is going to achieve success. The capacity of the local Conservation Area Management Committees (CAMCs) is regularly enhanced through regular training and they are entrusted with the responsibility of managing the natural resources of their region in a sustainable manner.
Research is conducted regularly to develop database on biodiversity and socio-economic conditions in the region on through the collection of data to record physical and social changes.

Manaslu 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.

  1. Passport
  2. 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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