Everest Base Camp Trek Permit
17 Oct 2022 Kapil Prasad Acharya
The Everest Region has implemented a new permit system due to decentralization, eliminating the need for a Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Card. This new local access permit has replaced the previous trek permit in Khumbu, which was the subject of much debate and controversy. This post contains more information about the Everest Base Camp Trek Trek Permit.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
The local authority of Khumbu now directly charges each foreign visitor NPR 2000, as a new permit system replaced the earlier TIMS Card starting from October 1st, 2018.It’s important to note that Kathmandu is not the place to obtain these licenses. If you’re flying via Lukla, you can obtain the permit there, while if you’re walking from Jiri or Salleri, you can get it at Monjo.
Note: If you plan to trek from Jiri, you will need to obtain an additional permit. More information can be found below.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
There is an existing permit system for entering national parks. You can obtain this at either the Park Entrance Gate in Monjo or the Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu. The price per person is NPR 3000. The easiest approach is to purchase it at Monjo, where a building also displays many facts about the Khumbu Region.
Additional Permit for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
If you plan to hike the traditional Jiri to Everest Base Camp route, you will require a separate permit for the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. You must obtain this license from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu, which costs NPR 3000 per person.
You don’t need permits for Everest Helicopter tour.
Required documents for trekking permits
To begin with, obtaining the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and the Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit is quite simple, as all you need is your passport information. It is important to note that the Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project Entry Permit requires two photos and completion of a brief form. Additionally, all costs must be paid in local currency.
Note: For the organized trek, your agency will obtain all the permits.