The cost of Kanchenjunga Trek permits can vary depending on the time of year and the length of your trek. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) costs either $20 per person per week during the peak season (September to November) or $10 per person per week during the off-season (December to August).
The Restricted Area Permit (RAP) costs either $10 per person per week during the peak season or $5 per person per week during the off-season. Additionally, for treks longer than two weeks, an extra $25 per person per week is charged for both the KCAP and RAP. Children under ten years old are not charged a permit fee, while those between ten and sixteen years old are charged fifty percent of the adult fee.
It’s important to note that the fees are subject to change, so it’s best to confirm with a registered trekking agency to get the latest information and to have them arrange for payment of the permit fees.
Point to remember:
- To trek in the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal, you need to obtain two types of permits: the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and the Restricted Area Permit (RAP).
- The KCAP is required for all trekkers entering the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, while the RAP is needed for those who want to trek in the restricted area of the Kanchenjunga region beyond Ghunsa and the Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
- To obtain the permits, you must apply through a registered trekking agency in Nepal.
- The trekking agency will help you complete the necessary paperwork and submit the application to the Nepal Tourism Board and the Department of Immigration.
- You will need to provide your passport, visa, and two passport-sized photos along with the permit application.
- The cost of the permit varies depending on the season and the duration of your trek.
- The permit fees are higher during the peak trekking season (September-November) and lower during the off-season (December-August).
- The trekking agency will provide you with the latest fee information and arrange for the payment of the permit fees on your behalf.
- Trekking in the Kanchenjunga region without the appropriate permits is not permitted and can lead to legal issues, so it is crucial to obtain the necessary permits through a registered trekking agency.