Permits required for Manaslu Trek
To enter the Manaslu region, you need to obtain different kinds of permits, including special permits. If you don’t have those permits, you will be banned from doing Manaslu Trek.
All these permits will be obtained by your Trekking agency to provide you hassle-free traveling and to abide by the rules of the Government. However, to enrich your travel knowledge, we have given them specific information about each permit below.
1. Restricted Area Permit
Manaslu region is a restricted area, so you need to obtain a restricted area permit to enter into this region legally. This permit is required from Jagat, and its last checking point is in Sama Gaun. The cost for this permit depends upon the number of days you will be staying in restricted areas and the months you choose to go for the Manaslu Circuit trek.
September to November: USD 70 per person for the first seven days and an extra USD 10 per person per day after that
December to August: USD 50 per person for the first seven days and an extra USD 7 per person per day after that
There is no need to obtain the Trekkers Information Management Card (TIMS) for Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal once you receive the Restricted Area Permit (RAP).
2. Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
Manaslu Conservation Area is a protected area aiming to preserve the varied flora, fauna, and wildlife. So, it would help if you acquired this permit from the beginning of the conservation area, i.e., Philim.
This permit is provided by Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.
MCAP cost for foreigners: US$ 27 or NPR 3000
MCAP cost for SAARC nation: NPR 1,000
MCAP cost for local tourists: NPR 100
3. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
During this trek, you also need to pass through Annapurna Conservation Area, where different natural resources and lives are protected. The first and last checking point for this permit is at Dharapani and Besi Sahar, respectively.
This permit can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu; Nepal Tourism Board, Pardi Damside, Pokhara; and Besisahar, Lamjung.
ACAP cost for foreigners: US$ 27 or NPR 3000
ACAP cost for SAARC nations: NPR 1,000
ACAP cost for local tourists: NPR 100