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Required Langtang Trek Permit

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Since April 1st, two different types of permits have been required for anyone planning to hike in the Langtang Valley or anywhere else in the Langtang region. You are not allowed to enter Langtang National Park without a guide, so you must have a Langtang National Park permit and a Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS).

The cost of the TIMS card is NPR 2000, while the price of the Langtang National Park Entry Permit is NRP 3,000, including VAT (about USD 26) for foreigners and NPR 1500, including VAT (around USD 12) for residents of SAARC nations. Young children under the age of ten do not require a permit. The price for the Nepalese was NPR 100. A Langtang National Park entry permit is required for all trekkers to enter the grounds.

Visiting the wonderland of Langtang might be the best holiday you have ever had. The breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, the unique landscape, the rich biodiversity within Langtang National Park, and the century-old culture of Langtang Valley are things you get to explore in a single visit. However, the trek to the remote land of Langtang Valley also needs a lot of preparation. As a foreigner, one of the most hectic things you must do is collect the Langtang trek permits. So, our team at Himalayan Masters is here to make this process easier.

Here, we write about where and how to get a Langtang trek permit. This permit is compulsory for all foreigners (including people of the SAARC country). You will be asked to get the license at many checkpoints throughout the trekking route. The Langtang Valley Trek permit, Tamang Heritage Trek permit, Gosaikunda Trek permit, Helambu Trek permit, and Helambu-Langtang Trek permit are listed here.

Nepalese Visa

Should we write that you need a Nepalese visa before getting these Langtang trek permits? Isn’t that obvious?

All foreigners (other than Indians) need to obtain Nepalese travel visas. Most countries (with some exceptions) can issue Nepal visas on arrival by filling out two forms. It would be best to have a passport with six-month validity and a passport-size photo (bring many) to give the visa. A Nepalese visa costs $30, $50, and $125 for 15, 30, and 90 days, respectively. It’s free for children under ten years and people of SAARC countries. You can learn more about the Nepalese visa here. Besides the Nepal Travel Visa, you need two other permits for the Langtang trek.

Read the full article about the Langtang Trek Cost

Langtang National Park Entry Permit

During the trek, we will be strolling in many areas of Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park was established in 1976 and covers an area of 1710 mt. The team has been conserving wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan tahr (black bear), red panda, snow leopard, sea lion, and over 250 bird species. This is among the most diverse national parks in Nepal.

Note: The permit is the same for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

Where Can I Get This Permit?

If you will stay in Kathmandu for a long time, you can get this Langtang trek permit from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu. The easiest option is to get it at the entry point at Dhunche or contact Himalayan Masters; they will help you get the permits. You can email [email protected].

Where did the money go?

The Langtang Trek Permit for National Park has two purposes: to keep track of tourist movement in the national park and to maintain the park. This permit will ensure your safety during emergencies such as earthquakes, landslides, etc. It maintains the rules and regulations as you are in the national park. Your Langtang permit price goes for a good cause.

Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park Entry Permit

The classic Langtang Valley trek commences in Syabrubesi, 122 km from Kathmandu. Trekking from Syabrubesi doesn’t require this permit. However, some trekkers take an alternative path via the Gosaikunda-Helambu route. If you are discussing this route, you also need a Shivapuri National Park entry permit. This permit costs NPR 1,000 for foreigners, NRP 600 for SAARC citizens, and NPR 50 for locals.

It’s free for children under ten years of age. Like the Langtang National Park permit, you can either get this permit from the Tourism Board at Kathmandu or at the entry point in Shivapuri.

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Langtang Local Area Permit 

This Langtang Trekking Permit for the local area was introduced as a replacement for the TIMS card. It was supposed to be issued by the local government of Langtang. However, our guide informed us that the Langtang local area permit is unnecessary. Even if you need the permit, it will be issued at the check post at Langtang and might cost $10 to $20. So, don’t worry about this permit right now. We will keep you posted if we get any new information about this Langtang Trek permit.

Documents required for Langtang Trek Permit

When you get to the respective department for the permit, you will need an original passport, a photocopy, and two passport-sized photos for each license. You will need 6–8 pictures and 4-5 photocopies of the passport. It’s easier if you get these from your home country. Also, do carry your visa while you go to issue the permit. Once you pay the bill and fill out the form, the Langtang Trekking Permit license will be issued within a few minutes.

Read for food and accommodation in Langtang Trek.

Other information you might need

  • Starting and ending points and dates of the trek
  • Trekking routes and itineraries
  • Emergency contact in Nepal (might be your agency or your hotel)
  • Emergency contact in the home country
  • Your insurance policy details

When to Issue Langtang Trek Permit?

Issuing all these permits in Kathmandu takes a few hours. So, if you stay in Kathmandu for an extra day, you can issue the license quickly. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, look out for public holidays and Saturdays; the office remains closed for the Langtang Trekking Permit.

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