Scouting for Manaslu Trek permit and cost details then you have hovered on the right whereabouts. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world is one of the untouched trekking destination, situated in the western part of Nepal. The Manaslu trek is also known as the spirit-mountain, which allow trekkers to explore one of the most famous Larkya Pass with its 5125meters altitude.
Manaslu trek is fused with the spectacular views of the mountains including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Ranges and shirting huge glaciers, incredible landscapes, and authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist Villages. The trekking trail of Manaslu trek also offers magnificent Budhi Gandaki river with Marsyangdi Valley. This amazing trekking destination officially opened in 1991A.D. for trekkers. In order to preserve its natural resources and cultural heritage, trekkers need some special permit from the Government of Nepal to trek and explore this restricted area.
Departments Issuing Permit!
Trekkers should have prior permission to organize your trek in the Manaslu region of Nepal. Trekkers have to take special trekking permits from the different departments of Nepal such as; Trekking Department of Nepal Immigration Office and Nepal Tourism Board Office. Trekking Department of Nepal Immigration office is situated at the Maitighar in Kathmandu, which opens from Sunday to Friday at Nepali office hour (9 to 5 pm). The office will be closed on the public holiday.
Nepal Tourism Board Office is also situated in the Kathmandu and it will issue the MCAP and ACAP. This office also opens throughout the week from 9 to 5 pm. But trekkers don’t have to worry about the permits, Frolic Adventure will carefully organize trekking packages with appropriate permits before going for Manaslu trek in Nepal. To get trek permit permission from the Government of Nepal, trekkers should have these required documents including original passport with the visa of Nepal along with the arrival stamp, 4 passports sized photos and registration documents from trekking agency in Nepal.
Along with this, you should also have clear scanned copy of passport, a copy of obtained Nepal Visa (required), a copy of flight tickets with arrival and departure date, Consent letter addressed to immigration chief with the reason of arriving in Nepal, Consent letter of the trekking company with the guarantee documents upon arrival. Trekker also has to know some additional information before taking the Manaslu trek permit cost. While trekking in the Manaslu region, trekkers will not be allowed to trek alone, they should trek in a group with the registered guide and a local operator. If the trekkers have restricted area permit for Manaslu trek, you don’t need to take a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card. However, it will be necessary, if you are trekking in the Jomsom, Muktinath, and Pokhara. You should have individual Entry permits before entering into the Annapurna Conservation Area and Manaslu Conservation Area. If you have anyone below the age of 10, he/she will not charge for the entrance fee.
The Cost of Permits!
The Government of Nepal has issued three kinds of permits for Manaslu trek in Nepal. They are Manaslu Restricted Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). As regarding the cost of the Manaslu trek permits, it depends on the month of the year and the number of days you are trekking for. Basically, Manaslu Restricted Permit costs around USD 100.00 for a week and if you desire to add some extra days then it will cost USD 15.00 each additional day during the month from September to November.
While in the month of December to August, it will cost slightly cheaper than September to November month, it cost around USD 75.00 for a week and USD 10.00 for extra additional day. While talking about the second permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), trekker have to pay the entry fee for SAARC Nationals around 1500 Nepali currency per person and for other internationals is Rs. 3,000 per person. While talking about third Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), it will cost the same as Manaslu Conservation Area Permit will charge.
If you want to trek Tsum Valley during your Manaslu trek then you also have to take Tsum Valley Restricted Permit, which will cost USD 40.00 for each person for a week and 7 USD each additional day from September to November. USD 30 per person December- August and an additional 7 USD per Day above one week.