Mardi Himal Trek Permit
Rajesh Neupane Written By: Rajesh Neupane
Published On : 17th February, 2024

Mardi Himal Trek Permit

Mardi Himal Trek is the most peaceful and quiet trekking region of Annapurna. This trek takes you to an altitude of 4500 m. This peaceful journey requires permits as a legal right to surpass the Annapurna Region. 

You can enjoy the undistributed tradition of ethnic people in this region. This journey takes you to Annapurna Conservation Area, with diverse flora and fauna. You can enjoy the panoramic sights of Mount Mardi, Annapurna Massif, Ganga Purna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal.

This trek lets you cherish the raw natural beauties like lakes and waterfalls. This serene and wild trekking trail passes through lush Rhododendron forests. The Gurung community will amaze you with its typical traditions and culture. 

The two permits required to complete this trek are the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. Let’s check the details of these permits. 

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit 

Annapurna Conservation Area is a protected area in Annapurna Region. So, a permit is mandatory to pass through this area. You must have an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit to enter any part of the Annapurna Region. 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. 


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. 


  • 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. 


Hence, you can enjoy your trek to Mardi Himal without any disturbance. This peaceful route takes you to the most amazing destination. You can view the elegant snow-capped mountains along the trail. 

Two permits are mandatory for this trek. So, make sure you get your permits before your trek. It will be easier if you get these permits with the help of an authorized travel agency. Enjoy your trek to the fullest, planning your trek with the Agency.

Interested in joining this breathtaking trek? Book your spot now by contacting us on WhatsApp at [+977-9841936940] or visiting Info Nepal Tours & Treks for our exclusive trekking packages.

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