Likewise others trekking in the Annapurna region, we must go with TREKKING PERMITS. Without Trekking/Hiking Permits, you are not allowed to visit Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking. In this post, we’re going to highlight the required permits, permits cost, and permits check-post of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking briefly.
Do we need permits for the Mardi Himal Trek?
Yes, you must have trekking permits for Trekking to Mardi Himal. Without permits, you are not allowed to visit any spot of Mardi Trek. To have the permit, you can buy it either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.
What are the permits needed for Trekking to Mardi Himal?
The Mardi Himal Trekking lies in Annapurna Conservation Area. Hence you have to purchase Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permits(ACAP Permit). Nonetheless, we have to purchase Tourist Information Management System Permits(TIMS Permits). All in all, we need 2 TYPES OF TREKKING PERMITS For the Mardi Himal Base Camp Hike.
How much does it cost for Mardi Himal Trek Permits?
Regarding Mardi Himal Trekking permits cost, for ACAP permits, it cost NPR 3000 and for TIMS Permit, it cost NPR 1000. But for the SAARC countries, cost is different. It cost NPR 1000 for ACAP permit and NPR for 300 TIMS Pemits(through an agency) and NPR 600 per person without agency.
Where to check in and checkout permits while Mardi Himal Trekking?
Permits Check-in points and checkout points vary on trekking routes. Because there are many routes to check in and check out to Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking. Among them, Starting from Kande and Ending in Siding is the most popular route. On this route, you have to check in at Australian Camp and Checkout in Lumre.