Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek
Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek

An Everest Base Camp trek offers the perfect trifecta as far as adventure travel goes. Big mountains, incredible culture, and for most people, a decent physical challenge that leaves you feeling proud and in better shape than when you started.

There are three different permits you need to Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekkers Information management System (TIMs), Sagarmatha National park entry permits and another one is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee.

There are two ways to go about your trek to Everest Base Camp: Independent or Guided, and both options offer their pros and cons. Everest Base Camp trek planning can be a lot of work – from permits, accommodations, transportation, and more – there are a lot of logistics to consider before and during your trek.

Everest Area Type:

National Park Trekking routes in the Everest region lie within Sagarmatha National Park. Foreigners are required to obtain a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit as well as a TIMS card to trek in the Everest Region.

Permits and Fees in the Everest Region:

  1. Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee for foreigners: 3,000 NPR + 13% VAT, totaling 3,390 NPR (Approx. US $34). Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 1,500 NPR
  2. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu district has started levying entrance fee of Rs 2,000 (approximately $20) on every foreigner entering the rural municipality from October 1, 2018
  3. TIMS permit: 2,000 NPR (Approx. US $20)

Where to get the permit for Everest Basecamp Trekking:

  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit can be purchased in the Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, Tel: +977 1 4256909.
  • While Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee needs to be deposited at the Lukla Check Post.
  • Contact [email protected] if you wish assistance from us at extra 10% Service fee.

If you travel from Jiri to Everest Base Camp. You mist carry the Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP) Entry Permit

Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP) Entry Permit:

Certain parts of Jiri to Everest Base Camp is protected under Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project. So you need to obtain the entry permit. It will cost Rs 3000 for both organized and independent trekker and you have to issue this in Tourism Board Kathmandu.

Where to get the permit:
Kathmandu: Permits and TIMS cards can be purchased in the Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, Tel: +977 1 4256909. (*If you book with Adventure Connexion trekking agency we will arrange these for you. )

Finally: There are two main seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp in Autumn (October-November) and Spring (April-May). So don’t let go this opportunity to trek to the roof of the world!!!.  Being a number one travel agency in Kathmandu, Nepal, we, Adventure Connexion serve you this 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal or If you would like to read about the details for Everest Base Camp then click on the Everest Base Camp office website:

Come! Let’s explore the Everest region!

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