Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best multi-day treks with the best trekking routes. This trek takes you to the varied landscapes from hills to mountains. This long-distance trek lies in the Annapurna Region and requires a permit as permission to complete this trek.

You can view many of the highest snow-capped mountains along this trail, including Mount Annapurna (I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Ganga Purna. This trail takes you to the varied climate zones, which includes tropical and arctic zones.

You can enjoy the gorgeous waterfalls and lakes during this trek. The suspension bridges you get to cross are very thrilling and adventurous. The cliffs and forests are picturesque. You also get to witness the World’s Largest Gorge, Kali Gandaki.

This journey is going to be never forgetting the journey of your life. Before you begin this overwhelming journey, you must have two permits. You must have an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit for this trek. 

Let’s learn about these two permits, the cost, and the documents required for it in detail. 

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit

Annapurna Conservation Area is a protected area by the Government of Nepal. You must get an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit to enter any part of the Annapurna Region. 

Once you get this permit, you can stay in this region as long as you want. The budget is utilized for the welfare and conservation of this protected region.

This permit is available in the Nepal Tourism Board of Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

Cost

The cost of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Permit depends on your nationality. 

  • If you are from a SAARC country, then it costs NRP 2000.
  • If you are from other foreign countries, then it costs NRP 200.

Once you get this permit, you can visit any part of the Annapurna Region. You can stay there for as many days as you want. But once you depart to the starting point, the permit becomes invalid. This permit is acquired for each person, and only a single entry is granted. 

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit 

This permit is mandatory for trekkers’ safety. It keeps records of trekkers to track their information during emergency cases. This helps in the timely rescue of trekkers during any natural disaster. 

Your permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board of Kathmandu or the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). If you apply for this permit through a registered Trekking Agency, then it will cost less. 

Cost

  • It costs USD 20 for individual trekkers.
  • If you apply through the registered Trekking Agency, it costs only USD 10.
  • If you are a SAARC country resident, then it costs USD 6.

You must complete the form with the required documents in the NTB office. This permit is not available online. If you get a permit through an Agency, you only have to submit your documents, for the rest of the agencies are responsible. 

Documents Required 

You need to provide the following documents to get the permits.

  • Passport details and a copy of the Passport
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • The details of the trekking itinerary and the area of the trek are needed. You can plan this with your Agency.
  • Travel Insurance
  • The cost of permits in Nepali Currency (NRP) is mandatory. So, exchange your cash before getting permits. 

Conclusion 

Therefore, get ready to experience the best trekking routes in Nepal. You get to see the most exciting view along the journey. From landscapes to mountains around this region, everything will capture your heart.

For this trek, you need two permits. Permits are mandatory. You must get an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System before you trek. You must carry it with you every time as it will be checked at many checkpoints during your journey. Have fun!