Sagarmatha National park permits and TIMS card for Everest base camp trip
If you are planning a visit to Khumbu region Nepal to explore Mount Everest than additional information regarding the Sagarmatha National park could be efficient for you. Sagarmatha National Park located in the Himalayan region of Nepal covering up an area of about 1148 sq km. National park expanded from the elevation 2,845 m to 8,848 m above sea level. The Sagarmatha National Park was established in 1976. UNESCO declared this national park as a natural world heritage site in 1979.
Sagarmatha national park entry fee
Entrance to a Sagarmatha National park requires a permit with certified permission of entering the park. Without national park permits, a person is legally not allowed to enter or even have a view of the park. National park entry fee given below, you can issue the national park permit in Kathmandu (Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation at NTB building, Bhrikuti Mandap) or on the way to Everest base camp in Manjo village at Sagarmatha national park office. Sagarmatha national park entry fee is not free for the adults, but yet you can get them for free when it turns to your child’s matter below 10 years. #Sagarmatha National Park entry fee has been increased by 13% VAT new rate given below.
Entry fee for foreigners NRs: 3,390 per person per entry
Entry fee for SAARC NRs: 1,695 per person per entry
TIMS card for Everest base camp trek
If you are going to visit Sagarmatha national park then you have to have another permits also known as TIMS card. You can obtain Trekkers’ information management system card for Everest base camp trek throw reputed trekking agency, or you can directly go to TAAN office then get it. If you are booking trip with trekking agency then you don’t have to worry about arrangements of TIMS and permit they manage all. Remember that you have to have both TIMS and National park permit to enter.
Foreigners TIMS cart cost: US$10 (Blue)
SAARC Nationals TIMS card cost: US$ 3 (Red)
FIT TIMS card cost: US$ 20 (Green)
Other permits require for Everest base camp trek
If you start Everest base camp trek via Jiri then you have to have another permit to go to the Everest trekking area. On the way to jiri to Everest base camp you cross the protected land Gaurishankar conservation area. In this way you have to have conservation area permit also. You can get Gaurishankar conservation area permit easily on the way to EBC.
Gaurishankar conservation area entry fee: US$ 20 per person per entry
Sagarmatha is the highest national park in the world it hosts the world highest peak Mount Everest. Its religious and cultural significance of this area attract many travelers in the Himalayas. Khumjung, Khunde, Namche Bazaar, Thame, Phortse, Pangboche, Dingboche, Pheriche and Tengboche are the main Sherpa villages inside the national park.
Given list of permits are not enough if you are going to summit any peak of Khumbu region. You have to obtain peak climbing permits also. Trekking company issued climbing permit to climb the peak from the Nepal mountaineering association and Nepal government tourism depart. Now you know what Sagarmatha National park permits and TIMS card for Everest base camp trek work for! We are Everest trekking organizer from Kathmandu if you need any assistance to issue the permit, TIMS. If would like to book full board Everest base camp trek or guide, porter service trekking package write us. Let’s go to visit Sagarmatha National park once in a life time to see the beauty of Mount Everest.
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