Some areas in Nepal are strictly controlled for travelers to protect its fragile environment, beauty and culture. You must obtain a legal restricted area permits to enter such area. When planning your trekking in such restricted area make sure to make the entire requirement. These restricted area are opened for trekkers since October 1991.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Special Permit Fee
- From September to November – US $ 70 per week per person and after 1 week – US $ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency
- From December to August – US $ 50 per week per person and after 1 week – US $ 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Special Permit Essentials
- Original passport and two copies of passport size photo
- Trekkers willing to go for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek must accompany a legal authorized guide and must be in at least 2 members in a group.
Note- Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking special permit can be collected at Nepal Immigration Department.
MCAP and ACAP permits
- Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit for foreigner – NRS 2,000
- Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit for SRRAC countries – NRS 200
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for foreigner – NRS 2,000
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for SAARC countries – NRS 200
Terms and Conditions of Manaslu Tsum Valley Permit
- The restricted area permit, ACAP and MCAP is valid for single entry and is no-refundable. The permit holder can enter the designated place within the territory of Conservation Area.
- All travelers, trekkers and mountaineers shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 B.S.
- Trekkers must hold the permit during his entire Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking and should be shown to concerned personnel of the Conservation Area if they want to check it.
- Original Passport and four passport size photo
Note – MCAP and ACAP permits is not required for children below 10 years
Entry permits will not be issued from any check posts along the entire Tsum Valley Trekking route. Yet, under certain circumstance, entry permits may be issued with 100% additional charge. So, it is wise to obtain the entry permit before entering into the Conservation Area. MACAP and ACAP entry permits are available for following department in Nepal:
|Location||Entry Permits||Opening Days||Opening Hours|
|Kathmandu, Nepal Tourism Board||MCAP, ACAP||Sun – Sat, except in public holidays||9 AM – 5 PM|
|Pokhara, Nepal Tourism Board||ACAP||Sun – Sat , except in public holidays||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Besishar, Lamjung||ACAP||Sun – Sat, except in public holidays||10 AM – 5 Pm|
Is it possible to trek Manaslu Tsum Valley independently?
According to permit rule launched by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek requires at least two members in a group and must be accompanied by a legal guide.
Travelers often buy an extra permit for a “ghost trekkers” and trek alone with their guide. For this, you need a real passport from a real (foreigner) person.
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP)
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) was launched from the beginning of 1997 with aim to support the Manaslu Ecotourism Development with the funding of the Government of Nepal and the Asian Development Back under the ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation second Tourism Infrastructure Development Project.
Note: The trekking permits cost may change.