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March 7, 2024

Nepal to issue trekking route permit online

Kathmandu: The Department of Immigration is on the verge of issuing trekking route permits for foreign tourists going to restricted zones through an online system.

Before this, the DOI was providing permits to tourists going to restricted zones only physically after completing the due procedures and paperwork. But since last week, arrangements have been made to issue route permits through electronic means.

With the provision of route permits online, now it will be easy for tourists to go to the upper Mustang, upper Dolpa, Tsum and Nubri Valley of Manaslu region of Gorkha, Simkot, Changkheli and Namkha of Humla district as well as Kanchenjunga region of Taplejung, said Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) General Secretary, Binod Sapkota.

Likewise, TAAN President Nilhari Bastola said the more tourists can be facilitated the more they will come to visit Nepal.

“I believe that this online service will help promote the trekking industry,” he said.

Meanwhile, Acting Director General Department of Immigration Krishna Bahadur Katwal said with the new system in place tourists can now easily get permits online by making a ‘QR payment’ from a trekking company or their accounts (RSS).

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