CNP hikes entry fee


25th Oct, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


CHITWAN, Oct 25: The government has hiked the entry fee of the Chitwan National Park (CNP), issuing a notice about this in the Nepal Gazette.

CNP Chief Conservation Officer Bed Kumar Dhakal says a Nepali national will have to pay Rs 150, visitors from SAARC countries Rs 1,000 per person and visitors from other countries Rs 2,000 in entry fee to the Park. This includes the value added tax also.

The per-person entry fee before this decision was Rs 113 for Nepalis, Rs 847.50 for the visitors from SAARC countries and Rs 1,695 for visitors from other countries.

Similarly, the entry fee for a car on jungle safari trip in the CNP has been fixed at Rs 3,000 and for jeep on jungle safari Rs 5,000. Before this, all kinds of vehicles on jungle safari had to pay Rs 4,520.

The per person fee for elephant safari is Rs 500 for Nepali nationals, Rs 1,500 for the visitors from SAARC countries and Rs 2,500 for visitors from other countries. Minors used to get 50 per cent concession on elephant safari trip before this. But now onwards, there will not be any concession.

The tourists have to pay the entry fee and the elephant ride fee as well while riding an elephant. At present, a Nepali national has to pay Rs 1,100, visitors from SAARC countries Rs 1,600 per person and the visitors from other countries Rs 2,100 per person for elephant safari. RSS