• Last Updated on Mar 12, 2019

The Manaslu region requires many types of permits and cards for trekking. That’s the governmental policy. Also, a special permit is required in those areas which are bordered by another country.  Mt. Manaslu shares its portion with China (Tibet). That’s why permits are compulsory if you’re traveling in the area. The article in depth says about Manaslu Trek Permit.

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Manaslu circuit trek

Cost for Manaslu Trek Permit

The Manaslu circuit trek cost depends on two factors: itinerary and season. 

September-November- USD 70 per person per week. 10$ for each day if extended.
December to August- USD 50 per person per week and 7$ per day in case of days extended
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) - 20$
Manaslu Conservation Area Permit(MCAP) – 20$

Many people wonder about fees for children under 10. ACAP and MCAP are completely free whereas other permits are required for them. The process and documentation are the same for other trekking permits.


Many people get confused about whether a TIMS card is mandatory or not. It is not required. TIMS stands for Trekkers Information Management System. The permits that you buy for the Manaslu region are valid for the Annapurna region too. You can get these permits from the Department of the Nepal Immigration office, Maitighar Kathmandu. Note that Nepal Tourism Board is not responsible for Distributing the permits and TIMS cards. 

Tims card

Can I apply for my own Manaslu Trekking Permits?

Individuals trekkers aren’t allowed in the Manaslu region. You need an authorized travel company/person for trekking in the region. As per Nepal’s government, the following are the requirements for Manaslu Trek:

  • One authorized person from any of the travel agencies in Nepal
  • Must be 2 people in one group
  • Should file all the documents before proceeding

Manaslu region trek in nepal

Is it possible for Manaslu Trekking Permit in advance? 

The company you join for the trek can manage this. Our years of experience say that we are able to give Manaslu Trek Permit upon the request of Clients. But these things aren’t under our control. Following are the documents required for trekking Manaslu Region:

  • Color scanned copy of Passport
  • Photocopy of Nepali Visa
  • Return flight details
  • Letter Addressing Immigrants chief saying about why you aren’t able to arrive in Nepal in advance to issue the permit
  • Letter from local trekking company, which guarantees that you’ll provide your documents after arriving at Kathmandu

If everything goes okay, you can get Permit within 2-3 hours of working time. Manaslu region is gaining popularity every year. And, the number of trekkers to Manaslu is increasing each year. contact us for your queries, about the trek, we are 24 hours online for you. 

Dipak Sapkota

Namaste This is me Dipak Sapkota Born in the mid-west part of Nepal called Dhading district Ganesh Himal region. I want to personally thank you for visiting my blog. My experience includes over 15 years of traveling and trekking in Nepal. I want to share my experience with you and help you to accomplish your goals. As an Adventure, I understand the stress and excitement that coincide with travel.

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