Trekking in Annapurna, Gaurishankar and Manaslu: Information and Entry Permit Forms

Entry Permit to Trek in Conservation Areas

Entry Fee (Per Person) to visit Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA), Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA) and Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA):
For Nepali Nationals: Nepali Rupees 100
For SAARC Nationals: Nepali Rupees 1,000.
For other Nationals (other than SAARC countries): Nepali Rupees 3,000.


  • Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years of age.
  • Trekkers are required to obtain individual Entry Permits for visiting ACA, GCA and MCA.
  • Two passport size photographs are required while applying for each Entry Permit.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and is non refundable, non-transferable. The permit holder can enter the designated places within the Conservation Area.
  • Person entering the Conservation Area shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 B.S. (1973) and the Regulations made under this Act.
  • This Entry Permit must be carried during the entire trip and should be shown if concerned personnel of the Conservation Area want to check it.

Entry permits to Annapurna Conservation Area, Manaslu Conservation Area and Gairishankar Conservation Area will only be issued from the following Entry Permit Counters listed below. Entry Permits will not be issued from any check posts along the trekking routes of the Conservation Areas. Therefore, all are requested to obtain an Entry Permit before entering the Conservation Areas. However, under special circumstances, Entry Permit may be issued from the check posts along the trekking route upon a payment of 100% additional charge.

Entry Permits available at the following locations:

Kathmandu: Nepal Tourism Board ,Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu (for Annapurna, Gaurishankar & Manaslu)
Opening hours Sunday to Saturday except on public holidays in Kathmandu:

  • 9 am – 5 pm

Pokhara: Nepal Tourism Board, Tourist Service Centre, Pardi Damside (for Annapurna only)
Opening hours Sunday to Saturday except on public holidays in Pokhara:

  • 10 am – 5 pm


Besisahar, Lamjung: ACAP entry permit counter, Besisahar, Lamjung (for Annapurna only)
Opening hours Sunday to Saturday except on public holidays in Lamjung:

  • 10 am – 5 pm


Download Entry Permit Application Forms:

A. Manaslu Conservation Area
B. Annapurna Conservation Area (for Organized Groups)
C. Annapurna Conservation Area (for Individual Trekkers)
D. Gaurishankar Conservation Area (for Organized Groups)
E. Gaurishankar Conservation Area (for Individual Trekkers)

For further information please contact:
NTNC, Kathmandu:
NTNC-ACAP, Pokhara:


Special Notice:
The Minimum Impact Code

Awareness and responsibility are the first thing to take on your trek. Your actions affect the locals’ attitude towards their culture and environment. Therefore, please apply these rules not only to yourself, but also make them a condition of your trekking staff. Remind other visitors of the importance of respecting the environment.


  • Don't light campfires: Cook with kerosene, and take sufficient warm clothing.
  • Choose lodges that use alternatives to wood for cooking and heating. To save fuel, order the same meal for all members of a group.


  • Carry out what you carry in.
  • Buy only what won't pollute, or carry it out. Purify water yourself instead of buying it bottled. If you are on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, carry a water bottle and buy water from Safe Drinking Water Stations along the trail.
  • Return batteries to your home country for proper disposal.
  • Use toilets wherever possible. In the wild, stay at least 50m away from water sources, and bury your waste.


  • Don't disturb wildlife.
  • Don't hurt or remove animals and plants.
  • Don't buy items made from wildlife parts.


  • Adopt local custom: Speak Nepali and local language to the best of your ability. Don't wear revealing clothes. Save caresses for private moments.
  • Respect privacy. Ask before photographing people or religious sites. Don't enter houses uninvited.
  • Leave antiques where they belong.
  • Discourage begging and encourage fair dealing.
Please keep your eyes, ear and mind open not only to learn from your hosts, but also to encourage right behavior. Consult ACAP staff, brochures and guide book for more detail on how to be a good guest.