There are numerous rewarding trekking trails/ regions/ areas in Nepal. Among them, some are declared as restricted area trekking. And now a big question comes in front of us that is ‘What is Restricted Area Trekking?

Restricted Area Trek requires a special permit that is different from a normal trekking permit. You can ask your travel partner to arrange this for you or you can obtain it from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu.

In Restricted Areas Trek, only a certain number of people is permitted to trek considering the importance of sustainable tourism. These regions are quite distant from developed cities where only core wilderness can be experienced. We have a very scanty population and the culture and civilization of the people are completely untouched by the flame of modernization.

Likewise, Restricted Area Trek is a venture to those areas which demand a high level of stamina and physical fitness. The wild nature can be challenging to us at any time. Or, we may encounter any unforeseen obstacles at any time during the trek. No independent or sole trekker is permitted to trek in a restricted area. They have to find the group.

Manaslu region, Makalu Region, Upper Mustang Trekking, Kanchenjunga Trekking, Upper Dolpo Trekking, and Rara Lake Trekking are the major restricted area treks in Nepal.