Chitwan, Oct 25. The government has hiked the entry fee to the Chitwan National Park (CNP) issuing a notice about this in the Nepal Gazettee.
CNP chief conservation officer Ved Kumar Dhakal said a Nepali national will have to pay Rs 150, visitors from SAARC countries Rs 1,000 per person and the visitors from other countries Rs 2,000 in entry fee to the Chitwan national park. This includes the value added tax also.
The entry fee to CNP before this was Rs 113 per person for Nepalis, Rs 847.50 per person for the visitors from SAARC countries and Rs 1,695 per person for visitors from other countries.
Similarly, the entry fee for a car on jungle safari trip in 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.
Similarly, the fee per person 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 this time there is no 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.
Likewise, for jeep safari, a tourist has to pay Rs 1,250 for jeep to the entrepreneurs.
The new fee structure has come into effect from September 14 with the publication of the notice to this effect in the Nepal Gazette.