Status Update on Trekking Areas in Nepal

As per the Government announcement on Sept. 15, trekking and mountaineering activities have resumed from Oct. 17, 2020, amidst precaution and high alert. Mountain tourism protocol was earlier released by the Government to ensure that expedition teams, trekkers, community members and service providers are safe in the mountains.

The Everest Region is open with certain protocols like PCR negative report within 72 hours of visit from designated hospitals. Similarly, Kanchenjunga, Manang, Mustang, Dolpa, Humla, Manaslu, Helambu and Rubi Valley are open for trekking with PCR negative report within 72 hours of visit.

From today (22nd Nov 2020) all the teahouses and guesthouses in Langtang Region are also opened for traveler.

Certain regions of the Annapurna are also closed for trekking. Rural municipalities, lodges, teahouses and homestays also require submission of PCR negative report from trekkers. Therefore, it is advisable that all trekkers carry with them PCR negative report not older than 72 hours on their entry to the region in addition to other permits required for trekking.

S.N.AreaProvisionInformation Source
1.EverestPCR negative report must be obtained within 72 hours prior to visit

Report from Government hospitals and labs are acceptable

Among private hospitals report from HAMS, Star and B&B are acceptable

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality
2.AnnapurnaClosed till further notice
3.LangtangHotel service Opened
4.Mardi HimalPCR negative report required to visitPothana Tourism Committee
5.Machhapuchhre Model TrekPCR negative report required to visitMachhapuchhre Model Trek Management Committee
6.GhandrukClosed till the 1st week of MangsirTourism Management Committee Ghandruk

Please note that the information has been verified to ensure its authenticity as of Nov. 11, 2020. Changes shall be updated as per official information received.

Source: Nepal Tourism Board.