Nepal Trekking Costs

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Nepal and the Himalayas are one of the most fascinating adventure destinations in all Himalayas range. The country offers a wide range of exotic places where one can enjoy complete mountain wilderness in harmony with pristine surroundings.

Namobuddha Trek, Dhulikhel, Kathmandu Valley, Langtang-Himalaya, Nepal
Namobuddha Trek, Dhulikhel, Kathmandu Valley, Langtang-Himalaya, Nepal

A country of Himalayan wonders, where the world’s 8th highest peaks and a massive mountain range are located around Nepal. This makes Nepal one of the most sought countries for all types of adventures, as well as for cultural, and scenic walks.

Nepal is for all types of travelers from hardy veteran trekkers, to beginners as well as family, and school/college groups. 

Including corporate executives where one enjoys the cool fresh mountain air, facing spectacular views of snow-capped peaks.

Nepal Trekking Costs vary from short moderate, adventurous to challenging treks, as well depending on the length of itinerary days.

As well as the region of trekking destinations which has varied trip cost according to area wise. On top of trekking, costs include national parks and conservation fees also, the trekking permits in the most popular areas. Which is called TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems, issued by TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal).  

The other trekking cost like ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entrance fee, depending upon the region of trekking. 

Similarly, conservation for other areas like Manaslu Circuit and Kanchenjunga trekking, with national park permits around Everest, Langtang, etc. 

Nepal Trekking Cost varies as per the group size of a minimum of 2 to 3 people. Maximum of 4 to 10 people or more, as well the length of journey and areas of trekking chosen. It also depends upon the standard of trekking agencies where some local companies also run and organize from budget to standard.

Trekkers have the option of trekking using normal accommodation to luxury standard on route trekking around Nepal Himalayas. Different varied costs as per the choice of trekkers, which makes trekking in Nepal popular around the globe.

Annapurna Himalaya Region:

Annapurna Himalaya Region offers a wide range of trekking destinations from moderate, and adventurous to challenging. From a few days hike to a week or 14 days and more of a month with guides and porters to accompany.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking:

Short moderate trekking of less than a week, where trekkers need to obtain TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems). Includes ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), the cost comes to a minimum of US$ 350 to a maximum of US$ 450 per person. In total 3 nights and 4 days of trekking from Pokhara to Pokhara, includes necessary permits and conservation fees. As well service of guide and porters, with all meals and accommodation on local lodges as well local transfer.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

Annapurna base camp is another popular and famous trekking a week duration trek from Pokhara to Pokhara. Trekking costs depend upon the number of people in the group, howeverthe cost is for a minimum of 2 / of 3 people. 

Comes to US$ 650 per pax, and the maximum 4-8 person cost will be US$ 550 per person. Includes all permits, 3 times meals B-L-D, and accommodation in local lodges with local transportation.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking: 

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is an exciting and most popular adventure destination of a two-week duration. Involves drives both ways and ending the trek at beautiful Pokhara city. The trekking cost comes to a minimum of US$ 1,100 per person to a maximum of US$ 1,250 per pax. Includes all necessary permits with the services of guides and porters to carry heavier baggage.

Everest Region:

Everest region is one of the best adventure trekking in the close harmony of local Sherpa immense cultures. The most popular trekking is Everest base camp, short Everest Panorama, and Gokyo Lake.

Everest base camp Trekking:

Everest base camp trek of 12 nights and 13 days as per the standard itinerary provided, by the companies. Involves flights both ways Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, with guide and porters the cost comes to minimum US$ 900 per person and maximum of US$ 1,200 per pax. It also depends upon the size of a group and options of budget, standard to luxury accommodation. 

Where cost can reach the higher side on luxury standard lodges, including flight fares with all meals, permits, and national park fees. 

The cost is mentioned with services from Lukla to Lukla only.

Gokyo Valley Trekking:

Gokyo Valley Trekking is another scenic and beautiful trekking around Everest and Khumbu region. An adventure of more than a week of about 10 nights and 11 days from Lukla to Lukla. The trip cost comes to a minimum of US$ 1,100 per person to a maximum of US$ 1,250 per pax. Includes all necessary permits trekking on full board with 3 times meals and accommodation. As well as the services of a guide and porters from Lukla to Lukla.

Everest Panorama:

Everest Panorama a short trek of about a week duration from Lukla to Lukla, leads to a beautiful location at Tengboche. A place with a magnificent monastery surrounded by high snow peaks and an alpine forest.

The Trek cost comes from a minimum of US$ 800 per pax to a maximum of
US$ 1,050 per person. Depending upon the choice of accommodation from the budget, standard to luxury lodges. Includes all permits, and park fees with the service of a guide and porters from Lukla to Lukla.

Langtang Himal Region: 

Langtang Himal region provides spectacular country and cultural walks of moderate, adventurous to challenging adventures.

Langtang Valley:

The most popular is Langtang Valley Trekking, which takes you to the height of 3,800 m high in Kyanjin Gompa. An adventure of a week duration the trek of minimum trip cost of US$ 550 per person. A maximum of 

US$ 650 per pax, depending upon the number of people in a group, involves drives both ways. To and from Syabrubesi village of 6 hour drive from Kathmandu.

Includes trekking permits and Langtang National Park fees along with the service of guides and porters. The trip cost includes all meals on treks with simple accommodation on twin sharing basis.

Langtang valley & Gosainkunda Trekking: 

Langtang valley & Gosainkunda are a great combination of an adventure covering the whole Langtang Himal range. A total of 14 days of trekking at the cost of a minimum of US$ 900 per person. Maximum trip cost of US$ 1,100 per person, depending upon the group size. Includes all local transportation with 3 times meals B-L-D and accommodation on the best available lodge. Includes services of guide and porters with all necessary trekking and park permits.

Restricted Areas Trekking:

Besides all major popular trekking or off-the-beaten adventurous treks, there are some areas. Listed as the restricted area of Nepal, like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, and Tsum Valley, Dolpo region.          

These restricted areas have been opened for the last few decades like Upper Mustang and Manaslu in 1992. Tsum Valley from 2008 onwards where all these once forbidden country has been well preserved, allowing limited numbers of visitors.  

Apart from normal trip costs and services provided by respective trekking agencies where park and conservation fees are included. 

For restricted areas solo or individual trekkers are not allowed, and must be accompanied by Government authorized guide. 

The entry fee for Upper Mustang is US$ 500 per person, which is obtained through your trekking agents on booking. After ten days US$ 50 extra will be charged for the onward journey.

Lower Dolpo US$ 20 X 2 weeks = US$ 40 per person, including national park fees on top of the main trekking cost.

Upper Dolpo US $ 500 for ten days, about US$ 570 per person for the whole trip of two weeks trek.

Upper Manaslu Circuit Trek permit costs US$ 70.00 for the first 7 days and US$ 10.00 for each additional day from September to November. Manaslu trek permit costs US$ 50.00 for the first 7 days and US$ 7.00 for each extra day from December to August.  Tsum Valley Trekking as above similar to the Manaslu Circuit trek included MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project).

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