Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek Permit

  • Ram Khadka
  • Feb 5, 2023

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Manaslu Circuit Trek, combined with Tsum Valley Trek, known as Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, welcomed the highest trekkers in Autumn 2022. Every foreign trekker who wishes to explore the timeless region in the Manaslu Conservation area and Annapurna Conservation Area must purchase Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.

In recent years, Manaslu's mesmerizing landscapes and mountains have become every hiker's dreamy trekking destination in Nepal. But unlike other trekking destinations, Manaslu Circuit Trek has some strict regulations for trekkers. Foreign nationals cannot hike independently here and must purchase the restricted area permit for access.

Here in this blog, we'll give you legitimate information about Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit and Tsum Valley Trek Permit, their cost throughout the year, where you can get them, and the permit's validity.

Essential Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Permit

You'll need two Manaslu Circuit Trek permits and one Annapurna Conservation Area Permit for Tsum Valley Trek.

Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (MRAP)

Since most parts of the Manaslu Circuit Trek Route lie in Manaslu Restricted Area, you must purchase Manaslu Restricted Area Permit. It would help if you kept this permit available while trekking from Jagat to Samagaun.

This permit is valid for seven days, and from the 8th day, you must pay an additional $10 if you fail to cross the trail from Jagat to Samagaun within a week. Your MRAP Permit gets checked at Trekkers Check-post at Sama Gaun.

This Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit cost is different for different trekking seasons.

The cost of MRAP in Autumn, from September to November, is higher than in other months. MRAP permit costs USD 100 in Autumn, and for the rest, from December to August, it costs USD 70.

Once this permit expires and you fail to cross Samagaun from Jagat in a week, you must pay USD 15 in Autumn and USD 10 for each extra day in the rest of the months.

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit in standard Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 days is another essential permit you must obtain. Unlike MRAP, MCAP permits are valid for any number of days inside the Manaslu region.

This permit is less expensive and costs around USD 30 at any time in a year. You must show this permit at the trekkers check-post at Philim, Sirdibas, at 1,597 meters.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP)

Extending Manaslu Circuit Trek to Tsum Valley or doing Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek requires Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit. You'll leave Manaslu Circuit Trek at Dharapani and begin Tsum Valley Trek from Besisahar, which comes under Annapurna Conservation Area. Tsum Valley Trek Permit is Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP), as the valley sits in the Annapurna region.

Like MCAP, ACAP also costs USD 30 annually and is valid for any number of days you want to hike in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

No need of a TIMS Card

The TIMS Card, Trekkers Information Management System Card, is no longer a compulsory Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Permit.

With conservation area and restricted area permits, trekkers can hike to Annapurna and Manaslu region, except Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Why must Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Permit be in 2023?

 First, Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits make you legally able to trek in restricted areas. Nepal Government regulated foreign activities in the Nepal-Tibet Border at some parts of this trekking route.

Second, these permits you buy keep your record at the Tourism Board and Trekkers Checkpost. In an emergency or other situations, your identification makes it easier for a better title, search and rescue, and more.

Third, your Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Permits on the conservation area, MCAP, and ACAP support the trekking governing bodies. These bodies use your permit fees to maintain the trekking trails and make better safety arrangements for trekkers.

Where to get these permits?

You can buy Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Permit from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu. The best part is that you can apply for these permits online, and if the internet server works smoothly, you can get these permits within an hour.

Independent foreign trekkers can't get Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek Permits as Nepal Government mandated more than two trekkers and one licensed trekking guide.

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek Permits in a nutshell




Documents required


$ 30

365 days

PP size photo and copy of valid passport’s bio page


$ 30

365 days

PP size photo and copy of valid passport’s bio page


$ 100 in Autumn & $ 70 in rest months

One week

PP size photo and copy of valid passport’s bio page

Why Sublime Trails for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?

Booking Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek with us helps you get these permits before you start the trek. With our fantastic management, trekking guide, and best-handpicked itineraries, you'll have the hike of your lifetime at Manaslu Tsum Valley.

Reach out to our tour manager Ram Khadka on his Whatsapp at +977 9851183278  or email at [email protected] to know the availability and pricing of the exciting Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek in 2023

Ram Khadka

Ram Khadka

15 years of experience in Nepal Himalaya and worked as a trekking guide for 10 years. Managing Director at Sublime Trails Pvt. Ltd.