New Entry Fee for National Parks and Wildlife Reserves

The Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation has raised the entry fees in different national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas across the country.

Chitwan National Park
One of the successful testimony of the natural conservation in south asia, Chitwan National Park is the first National Park of Nepal. Covering area of 932 sq. km, the park is included in UNESCO Natural Heritage site.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
100 per day per entry 750 per person per day 1500 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
  • Gharial Crocodile breeding center – Included in the park entrance fee.
  • Elephant breeding center – Included in the park entrance fee.

Sagarmatha National Park
Another UNESCO Natural Heritage Site, Sagarmatha National Park covers 1148 sq. km area in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. The main attraction of this National park is the highest peak in the world; Mt. Everest and many other known and famous peaks above 8000 meters.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 1500 per person per entry 3000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
  • At Monjo there is the Sagarmatha National Park entrance station where you will have to show your passport and pay a National Park fee.

Bardiya National Park
With an area of 968 sq.km, Bardiya National Park main objectives are to conserve the ecosystem of the mid-Western Terai, specially the Royal Bengal Tiger and other endangered animals.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
50 per day per entry 500 per person per day 1000 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
  • The park HQ. is at Tharkurdwara and a sub-headquarter at the eastern entrance to the park at East Chisapani. Visitors entering the park must stop and pay an entrance fee
  • Be sure to keep your permit as it might be checked later by park guards.

Khaptad National parks
Khaptad National Park is located in the mid-mountain region of Far-Western Nepal. The park covers a unique ecosystem of the mid-mountain region of Western Nepal and is situated at around 3000 m elevation.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 1500 per person per entry 3000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
  • Entry fee as per park rules should be paid at the entrance gates.

Langtang national Park
Langtang National Park is the nearest park to Kathmandu.Langtang was designated as the first Himalayan National Park in 1970-71, and was opened in March 1976.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 1500 per person per entry 3000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
  • The park Headquarters is at Dhunche, and a check post at Ghora Tabela. All visitors must stop at either place to pay an Entrance Fee, and are required to show your passport.
  • Be sure to keep your Entry Permit as it might be checked later by the park guards.

Makalu-Barun National park
The Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area was established in 1992 as Nepal’s eighth national park and the first to include and adjacent inhabited conservation area as a buffer.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 1500 per person per entry 3000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free

Rara National Park
Rara National park is the smallest park in Nepal covering area of 106 sq. km with the country’s biggest lake at an elevation of 2990 m.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 1500 per person per entry 3000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
  • All visitors must pay a park entry fee at Bhulbhule guard post or at park HQ.
  • Be sure to keep your entry ticket with you as it might be checked by the park personnel.

Shey- Phoksundo National Park
Shey Phoksundo National Park is situated in the mountain region of Western Nepal, covering parts of Dolpa and Mugu Districts. The major attraction of the park is the Nepal’s second largest lake, Phoksundo which lies at 3660 m altitude.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 1500 per person per entry 3000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
  • All visitors must pay a park entry fee at Ankhe guard post of park HQ.
  • Keep your entry permit as it might be checked later by park personnel.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was established in 1976; mainly to preserve habitat for the remaining population of wild buffalo in Nepal. The Wildlife reserve lies in the floodplain of the Sapta-Koshi in Saptri and Sunsari Districts of eastern Nepal.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
50 per day per entry 500 per day per entry 1000 per day per entry  Below 10 yrs free
  • Reserve Headquarters and entrance building are at Kusaha. All visitors must stop here to pay an entrance fee.
  • Entry permits should be kept in case they need to be checked by the Reserve Guards.

Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Established in 1984 with an area of 499 sq. km; Parsa Wildlife Reserve was occupies part of Chitwan, Makwanpur, Parsa and Bara Districts in Central Nepal.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
50 per day per entry 500 per day per entry 1000 per day per entry Below 10 yrs free
  • Camping Fee, Vehicle and Elephant Ride Fee – Not Included in entry fee

Annapurna Conservation Area
The Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal’s largest protected area covering 7,629 sq. km in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas across the Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung districts.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 200 per person per entry 2000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
Situated in north eastern Nepal in Taplejung District, the conservation area Spread in an area of 2035 sq. km in north eastern Nepal.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 200 per person per entry 2000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
  • To get a permit to this conservation area you need to be part of an organized trekking group.

Manaslu Conservation Area
Established in 1998 it covers 1,663 sq. km, Manaslu Conservation Area is another conservation area in the mountain region.The Manasalu region lies in Gorkha District to the west of Kathmandu.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 200 per person per entry 2000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free

Dhorpatan Hunting Area
The only hunting reserve in Nepal; Dhorpatan Hunting Area was established in 1987. Covering 1,325 sq. km area; Dhorpatan Hunting area lies in the Dhaulagiri Himal of western Nepal in the Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung Districts in altitude from 2,850 to 5,500 meters.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Free 1500 per person per entry 3000 per person per entry Hunting license required for hunting purposes

Shivapuri National Park charges 10 rupees per person for Nepali Citizen whereas 250 per person for SAARC and Foreigners. Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve entree fee for SAARC nationality is 500 per person and 1000 per person for foreigners. Gaurishankar Conservation Area charges 2000 per person for foreigners and 200 per person for SAARC nationalities. No entry fee is needed for children below 10 years.

All National Park and Conservation Area permits can be issued and paid for at the ACAP office in Thamel, Kathmandu. Open 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday. Remember to bring your passport along with you, as they require your details.


Terms and Conditions

  • The entry permit is valid for one Conservation Area/National Park. Trekkers visiting one or more Conservation Areas/National Park will require obtaining individual Entry Permits for each Conservation Area and National Park.
  • Person entering the Conservation Area shall act in accordance by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 2029 B.S. (1973, Nepal) and the Regulations made under this Act.
  • Entry Permit must be carried during the entire trip and should be shown if concerned personnel of the Conservation Area want to check it.

Note : This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and is non refundable, non-transferable. The above listed entry fees are in Nepaleses Currency.

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