Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit

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The Annapurna Conservation Area covers treks into the Annapurna Sanctuary and those on the Annapurna Circuit.  When trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area you will be required to have the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.  This permit costs 2,000 NRs (or about $60 USD) per person and is good for a single trip.  You will be required to show it at check points along the way.  Recent laws require that you first have a TRC (Trekking Registration Certificate) before you can be issued the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.  Learn more about the TRC here.

When going through an agency, they should do the footwork and take care of your required permits.  If you somehow end up having to get this permit yourself, you will find the ACAP office in Kathmandu at the Sanchaya Kosh Complex in Thamel District near the Fire and Ice restaurant.  You can also get your permit in Pokhara.  Offices are closed on Saturdays, permits are processed the same day and you will need two passport photos.

The Annapurna Conservation Area was set up in 1986 to help preserve the Annapurna region from the severe deforestation that was taking place.  Your fees go to help a comprehensive program of reforestation, forest management, use of alternative energy, wildlife studies and community development projects.

ACAP Permit