- Restricted Permit Cost: $500 per person for 10 days. If longer is required, an additional $50 per day is charged
- ACAP Permit: $20 per person.
Can I Get the Upper Mustang Permits Myself?
For those trekking in Lower Mustang, TIMs and ACAP permits can be obtained by the trekker themselves at the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and the Tourist Office in Pokhara.
Individual trekers cannot obtain the RAP permit for Upper Mustang themselves. In fact, no one can trek in Upper Mustang alone. Please also note that an individual guide cannot obtain the permit for a trekker. RAP permits must be obtained through a trekking company registered in Nepal.
What do I Need to do to Get the Permits?
For all permits, ACAP, RAP and TIMS, the trekker is required to show their original passport (still valid for at least six months) with a current Nepal visa, two passport size photographs, and a scanned copy of the passport sized photograph.
The registered trekking company will organise the rest.
Please note that to enter Upper Mustang, and to obtain the permit to do so, there must be a group of at least two (2) trekkers. However, if you are alone and determined to go but cannot find another person or group who are travelling at the same time, a ghost RAP permit can be issued in another name. For this, the solo trekker will have to pay an additional $500, thus, $1,000 in total. This is the only way to enter the forbidden kingdom alone (with a guide of course!).
Upper Mustang Permits in Brief
- Passport must be valid for at least six months.
- Original passport and current visa are required when applying for the permits.
- Cost is $500 per person, for 10 days, with an additional $50 per person, per day after that.
- Scanned copy of passport sized photograph is required.
- One printed passport sized photograph is required for ACAP permit.
- ACAP permit is also required ($20 per person).
- Minimum of two trekkers in the group.
- The permit must be obtained through, and trekkers must go with, a Nepal registered trekking company.