Before making it the conservation area of Nepal, Annapurna region was one of the unexplored regions of Nepal. With the aim of growing the tourist flow and to conserve the local tradition and culture Annapurna Conservation Area was established in 1992. After declaring it the protected area of Nepal every trekkers travelling through this conservation area need to pay Annapurna Conservation Area Permit also known as the ANCAP permit.
The fees collected are invested in the local regions inside the Conservation area. As of now many trekking routes are being established inside the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. Besides that, the previous trials are being developed and many sign boards are also kept in different parts of the trekking trails. All of the Annapurna permits and the entry fees are managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation. Because of that some portions of the fees go to this trust for conserving this area.
The cost of the Annapurna Conservation Area permit varies according to the nationality of the trekkers as well as the travellers. 3,000 Nrs is charged for the foreign national. Similarly, Nrs 1,500 is charged for the nationals of the SAARC countries. You can get this national park permit in the tourism board office in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. Besieged that any trekkers 10 years old do not need a trek permit to explore the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal.
Terms and Conditions For ACAP Permit
- The permit holders can enter any designated places within the conservation area and are valid for single entry.
- The permit is non transferable and non refundable.
- Persons entering the conservation area should abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 2029 B.S. and the regulations made under the act.
- The permit should be carried throughout the trip and should be shown if the concerned authority wants to check.