Nationwal Park Entry fees Raises in Nepal: ( 22 June 2012)

The ministry of Forest ans Sail Conservation has raised fees for entry, Jungle drive and helicopter landing among others in different national parks across the country.

Publishing a notice in National Gazette on June 18, the government raised entry fee for foreigners in Makalu- Barun, Sagarmatha, Langtang, Rara, Shey Phoksundo and Khaptad from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 3000 per person. Entry for SAARC nationals in these protected areas have been also raised from Rs. 100 to Rs. 1,500. Through Nepalis get free entry in the aforesaid national parks in the country, trekking porters, however, are required to pay Rs. 25 per person.

Similarly, Entry fees fro SAARC nationals and foreign tourists to Bardia National Park, Parsha Wildlife Reserve and Koshi Toppu Wildlife Reserve have been raised from Rs.50 and Rs. 500 per person to Rs. 500 and Rs 1000 per person respectively. Entry fee for Nepali in these protected areas too has been raised from Rs 20 to Rs. 50 per person.

The Government has also raised entry fee fro nepalis in Chitwon National Park from Rs. 20 to Rs. 100 per person. Simalarly, fees for SAARC nationals and foreign tourists have been raised from Rs 200 and Rs 500 to Rs 750 and Rs 1500 per person respectively. Similarly, The government has fixed entry fee for jungle drives in Chitwon National Park. It has fixed Rs 200 a day for car, Rs. 4000 a day for jeep and Rs 5000 per day for Hiace. Similarly, entry fees for commercial jungle drives for car, jeep and van to Parsa, Shuklaphanta and Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserves have been fixed at Rs. 100, Rs. 2000 and Rs. 3000 respectively. Chopper landing fee at national parks have been fixed at Rs. 5000 per landing.