Upper Mustang
Upper Mustang, Nepal  
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To trek in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. Here you will experience the way of life of true mountain people, who were not much in touch with the rest of Nepal for hundreds of years, and even until recent times had an officially recognized king. In many ways, a trek into Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet, as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The district of Mustang was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang. Upper Mustang was opened to non-Nepali trekkers only some fifteen years ago and even today, access is still highly restricted. To enter Upper Mustang, that is to travel further north from Kagbeni, trekkers need special trekking permit and must be accompanied by a government appointed officer. Upper Mustang, being in the Himalayan rain shadow, is one of the regions in the country suitable for trekking even during monsoons. During this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall. The Mustang trek is not particularly difficult, the highest point reached being only 3,800 meters, but the conditions at times can be arduous. Mustang is cold in winter and is always windy and dusty through the year. Winter treks are best avoided due to harsh weather. There are few accommodation facilities available above Kagbeni, so groups must be fully self-sufficient, especially in fuel. While porters are available in Jomsom it is preferable to use mules to carry the loads up to Mustang. These pack animals are available locally and are more economical, and certainly more environmentally friendly than porters.
Mustang trek requires a minimum of 9 days, starting and ending in Kagbeni. This allows the trek to be completed within the 10-day period that the permit allows. The route generally follows the Kali Gandaki valley but, occasionally climbs high above the valley walls. The settlements are scattered and there is little sign of cultivation between villages. In Mustang, little grows without irrigation, thus the region resembles a desert albeit mountainous, nuclear settlements in fertile areas.
Lo Manthang, the old capital, is reached in four days and at least one extra day should be spent here to catch the sights and sound of this unique walled settlement. Ponies are available for hire if you so desire. The return trip can either follow the same route while entering or, as an alternative route, the eastern bank of the Kali Gandaki may be followed.

 

 

 

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 

 

 

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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