Permits For Everest Base Camp 2020: A Detailed Guide
Mount Everest having a height of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) is the dream destination of various trekkers. Trekking towards the base camp of the highest mountain in the world requires several permits and a lot of paperwork. Initially, you had to issue only a TIMS card, which would grant you access to all the three reserved areas.

But, with the new decentralized system, you now have to take three different permits each for Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural area, Sagarmatha National Park and Gaurishankar Conservation area. The permit for Gaurishankar Conservation area is only required if you are doing the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek.

At some points while taking the permits, you can be asked to fill up some forms, which are just for identification purposes.Thus, Carrying all primary identity documents and especially the visa is always a plus. In addition to the papers, you are supposed to bring your passport size photographs too.
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Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
Ranging around NPR 2000, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit was appointed on 1st of October, 2018 and replaced the old TIMS card. For Indian citizens, the price of this permit is 50% less than other foreigners and this amount is taken directly by the local government.

To get Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, you need your passport details, as, without it, you won't be able to gain access. The point to be noted here is that you cannot get this permit at Kathmandu. However, it can be obtained from the town of Lukla if you are starting your trek from there.

Also, there are multiple local entry permit points around the entrance from where you can get the permit. If trekking from Jiri or Salleri, this permit can be obtained from Village Monjo. Also, if staying in a hotel, you can request your hotel reception to get the confirmation for your permit details as, without it, you won't be able to gain access.
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Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
The route towards Everest goes through Sagarmatha National Park, having dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys. The Entry Permit ranging about NPR 3000 for each foreigner is priced NPR 1500 for every Indian traveller. To get this permit, you are required to carry two passport size photographs and a copy of your  Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit. 

Being available at Nepal tourism board office, Kathmandu and the Sagarmatha National park entrance in Monjo, the most convenient way to obtain the pass is to take it at the gate only. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is the second most crucial permit that needs to be taken before trekking Mount Everest.
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Additional Permit for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Additional Permit for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
If you are taking the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trail, you will need to take one more permit for the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. You can get this additional permit either at Shivalaya Checkpoint or directly from the Nepal Tourism Board. If taken from Nepal Tourism board, this pass cost around NPR 2000 per person.

But, if you consider taking it from the Shivalaya checkpoint, the price doubles, i.e., NPR 4000. However, the prices are always 50% lower than the original for Indian citizens. You are required to bring two passport-sized photos with you and the officer may also ask you to fill up some forms at Shivalaya checkpoint.

In addition to the photographs, you also need to bring a photocopy of your Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
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Required Documents for Trekking Permits

Required Documents for Trekking Permits
From Passports to valid visa sufficient to cover trekking days, there are a number of documents that need to be handy while taking permits to trek the Everest base camp.Most importantly, you are required to have your Passport and passport size photographs.

For Indian citizens, an Aadhar card or any other photo id can also work but to stay on a safer side; you must carry your Passport. If booking through an agency, you will need to have everything listed below:

- Insurance Papers
- List of trekkers
- Agreement with the agency
- Schedule of trekking
- Copy of visa and passport
- Passport size photos
- Payment details

Also, if you want to trek towards the Everest advanced base camp, you need to get another permit known as Mountaineering License (Everest climbing permit) which is issued by Tibet Mountaineering Association.
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