Restricted Area Trekking - There are many parts in
Nepal, where the entrance of ‘foreigners’ or ‘trekkers’ is controlled very
strictly. The main reason for not allowing ‘outsiders’ in such areas is to
protect the natural environment and culture from the outer-world influences.
Trekking in such restricted areas is totally from trekking in the normal areas,
as the permit itself is a tedious process. You have to travel with a liaison
officer and pay for a special permit. It’s also mandatory to have at least two
trekking members along with specified officer to get access to restricted
areas. Specified officers are mostly environmental officers, who handle all the
formalities with police and other governmental issues in between the routes.
You cannot expect lodges
tree-houses while trekking in such areas, so you need to fully equipped with
tents, cook, support staffs and so much more. While acquiring the permit to
these special areas itself is a hassle but definitely worth your effort. We at
Skyline, arrange for these requirements from acquiring permits to arranging
every need for trekking.
Fees for our most
popular trekking packages to the restricted areas-
For a minimum of 10 day
treks in the Forbidden land of Mustang normally starts from $90 per week for
accessing the areas of Humla and Manaslu. You also need to pay for a
governmental officer to go with you throughout the trek.
once you are booked with us for a trek in one of the restricted areas, we start
the process by arranging a special permit through a series of applications,
guarantees and letters, which normally takes 2 weeks for dispatch. Since, the
alone trekkers are strictly not allowed in these areas, they may also have
limits in the number of trekkers per season. There is also no system of advance
reservation, and no clear indication of what will happen if the quota is
reached the day before you make an application.
As discussed above, the
group needs be accompanied by "environmental officer", who becomes
responsible to take care of all legal formalities throughout the trekking.