TIMS & ACAP and your private trekking
For the Annapurna 100, we head into the Annapurna Conservation Area and this requires a permit known as the ACAP permit. Despite the fact most of us will enter for one day only, this still applies.
It’s for a good cause however, and funds all manner of projects in this region.
General info about Annapurna trekking permit and TIMS card fees
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
Most trekking trails in the Annapurna region, including the world-famous Annapurna Base Camp circuit, are inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. Foreigners are required to obtain an entry permit from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) as well as a TIMS card to trek in the Annapurna region.
Permits and fees for the Annapurna Region:
- ACAP permit fee for foreigners: 3,000 NPR (Approx. US $27)
- ACAP entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 200 NPR (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.)
- TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Approx. US $10) with a trekking company, and double this (~$20) for private trekkers.
Where to get the permit for Annapurna area trekking
If you book with a trekking agency they will arrange these for you. You just need to supply your passport details and a passport photo. Otherwise, to get them yourself: