National trust for nature conversation has increased entrance fees of Annapurna conservation area, Manaslu and Gaurishankar conservation area effective from October 15, 2018. New entry fees for foreigners is now 3,000 (Three Thousand) Nepali rupees. For SAARC national 1,000 (One thousand) rupees and for Nepalese 100(One Hundred) rupees. Fees are inclusive of government VAT and other taxes. The federal government published a directive in the Nepal Gazette fixing the new entry fees for Nepali and foreign tourists visiting the three conservation areas in the Himalaya. Earlier the fees of these three conservation areas were 2,260 rupees for foreigners, 226 for SAARC countries and free for Nepalese.
Permit need to obtain from the conservation area project counters operating under the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). Counter stand at tourism board building Kathmandu and Pokhara too. NTNC fee collection counter is also stand in Besisahar, from where Annapurna circuit trekking starts. If you issue your permit on the way of regions, have to pay double of the cost. Cost of permit is same for trekking agencies and individuals.
The famous trekking trails inside Annapurna conservation area are Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna circuit, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre Model, Khopra Danda, Khayar Lake, Ghorepani Poonhill, Tilicho Lake and other small hiking near from Pokhara. There are some driving route to explore region are Dampus, Australian camp, Lwang village, Upper Mustang and lower mustang need to obtain Annapurna conservation permit too. Inside Manaslu conservation, there is only one route named Manaslu trek. When doing Manaslu round through Larke La pass, it exits through Annapurna conservation area so Manaslu round trek need both Manaslu and Annapurna conservation area permits besides Manaslu restricted special permit.