Govt raises national park entry fees
June 22 , 2012
The Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation has raised fees
for entry, jungle drive and helicopter landing among others in different
national parks across the country.
Publishing a notice in Nepal Gazette on June 18, the
government raised entry fee for foreigners in Makalu-Barun, Sagarmatha,
Langtang, Rara, Shey Phoksundo and Khaptad from Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 per
person. Entry for SAARC nationals in these protected areas have also been
raised from Rs 100 to Rs 1,500 per person.
Though Nepalis get free entry in the aforesaid national parks
in the country, trekking porters, however, are required to pay Rs 25 per
Similarly, entry fees for SAARC nationals and foreign
tourists to Bardia National Park, Parsa Wildlife Reserve and Koshi Toppi
Wildlife Reserve have been raised from Rs 50 and Rs 500 per person to Rs 500
and Rs 1,000 per person respectively. Entry fee for Nepalis in these protected
areas too has been raised from Rs 20 to Rs 50 per person.
The government has also raised entry fee for Nepalis in
Chitwan National Park from Rs 20 to Rs 100 per person. Similarly, fees for
SAARC nationals and foreign tourists have been raised from Rs 200 and Rs 500 to
Rs 750 and Rs 1,500 per person respectively.
Similarly, the government has fixed entry fee for jungle
drives in Chitwan National Park. It has fixed Rs 2,000 a day for car, Rs 4,000
a day for jeep and Rs 5,000 per day for van. 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 1,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000
Chopper landing fee at national parks have been
fixed at Rs 5,000 per landing.