Permit Cost for Upper Mustang / Lower mustang for Indian Citizens?


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I am trying to find the information on what are the permit cost to enter the Upper Mustang or Lower mustang for Indian citizens?​

I tried various forums but couldn't find any information.
I found 500USD for Upper Mustang and 35 USD for Lower Mustang for other countries citizens but couldn't get any information how much is the cost of the permit or we don't need any permit because we are from SAARC country!

Hopefully, I get the help from this forum!
Amresh, Banglore, India


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Hi Amresh

For Indians, to travel to Lower Mustang, they require TIMS & ACAP (RS.500 and RS. 1000) per person, per entry;
whereas, trekking to Upper Mustang they require Special Permit which costs around USD500 per pax for 10 days and there should be minimum 2 pax excluding agency registered trekking guide.

Clear Sky Treks

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Hello Mr. Amresh.

Permit cost for Indian citizens is $500 equivalent for 10 days.

For Lower Mustang you need to pay entry fees for Annapurna Conservation Area, which is NRs. 1000 per person per entry (SAARC).
Also, you need to obtain TIMS Card by paying NRs. 500

Hope this helps.
Should you also need more information call directly at +9779851040420.


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Hi, We hope this could be relevant to you.

On the 6 Dec 2021, an Indian vlogger completed his motorbike tour to the Mustang valley.

Watch the video (hindi language) where he shares challenges that he faced while riding to Mustang.​



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Hi amresh,
Permit cost for Upper Mustang for tourists is 500usd per person and must be two people and one guide is mandatory to enter the upper mustang area. And for Lower Mustang required TIMS and ACAP which will cost around 30-35usd and only one person can enter and a guide is not mandatory to enter Lower Mustang.

The road is far better than before, if you are planning to go by motorcycle then only 30% is offroad and the rest is almost blacktopped now.

Hope this is helpful to you.