What are the trekking routes open in Nepal post COVID -19

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Trekking in Nepal is quite famous and great travel experience. All trekking route is not open at the moment so, only shorten trek routes are open after COVID-19 pandemic.  Nepal trek explores the hidden beauties of the great Himalayas. Trekking and hiking in Nepal are the top leading adventures activates in Nepal.  Trekking is the most inspiring exploring wilderness, vibrant landscapes and unique cultures. As the bad impact of the coronavirus few trekking routes open in Nepal post-COVID -19 pandemic. Coronavirus badly impacted all the tourism-related company as well as workers. However, the rules of some trekking regions are updated by the local government as the impact of coronavirus.
Even though from 16 November 2020 Nepal government is doing a bit loose rules for tourist who are travelling in Nepal. So from mid-November tourist need only stay 3 days hotel quarantine and 4 days before submitting PCR negative report at their arrival to the Kathmandu airport.  
Likewise, Hiking and trekking to the Anapurna region, Everest region Langtang trekking. Next, Manasu, Kanchenjunga, Mustang, Dolpo, Rara lake trek are the major trekking destinations in Nepal.

What are the main safety protocol requirement for tourists before travelling to Nepal?

After pandemic of COVID-19, Nepal government has enforced some of the major travel protocol to the tourists for safety management which are mention below-

  • Any travellers need to bring PCR tested negative report before 72 hours entering Nepal.
  • Each traveller must have proof of insurance US $ 5,000 for COVID-19.
  • Travellers must have flight details itinerary
  • Approval of Trekking and tour plan itinerary details with travel and trekking company name
  • Travellers must have 7 days hotel booking confirmation in Kathmandu for one week in Kathmandu.
  • Travellers can get Nepal visa from their own country of Nepal embassy or counsellor office. Moreover, if not having Nepal embassy in their own country can get Nepal arrival visa from Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. You should have trekking and travel company name, trekking/ tour itinerary and 7 days prior hotel booking.
  • Trekking company in Nepal most has additional insurance of COVID-19 of NPR 10,0000 to their field staff.
  • Even in Lukla foreigners and Nepali guides and porters should have brought PCR negative report of COVID -19.

Where to visit in Nepal after post covid 19

Nepal is open for travel to foreigners. According to the decision by the Nepal Council of Ministers on 25 September 2020, it is well known that the trekking and mountaineering areas were officially open since 17th October 2020.
All the tourism entrepreneurs have to take care of their health and safety in the difficult situation of COVID -19 pandemic. Even all the trekking activities should run in a safe manner maintaining social distance.

Following tourist destinations are open for trekking now

  1. Kanchenjunga Trekking area
  2. Tilecho lake/Manang Trekking Area
  3. Mardi Himal Trekking Area
  4. Manang Trekking area
  5. Mustang Trekking area
  6. Dolpa Trekking area
  7. Humla Trekking area
  8. Manaslu Trekking area
  9. Helambu Trekking Area
  10. Ruby Valley Trekking Area

Newly Updated rules for some region. 

Recently local government from Dolpa region has announced that even though the trekkers who have PCR Report Negative Should have to stay at Quarantine for 14 days at their own expenses at any point of Dolpa area
Next local tourism management committee has closed Annapurna base camp and Ghandruk area from Jhinudada and Langtang region.
Rules to follow while Trekking:-
  • PCR Negative Report Compulsory
  • Trekking Permit Compulsory
  • Related national park and conservation area permit obligatory.

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