Updated status on trekking areas of Nepal

Updated status on trekking areas of Nepal

The Nepal government on 3 December 2020, held an extensive meeting with the authorities for a discussion to open Nepal for tourists. The meeting concluded in the resumption of Nepal tourism for all travelers.

The decision was also taken based on the improving COVID status of the country. The number of infected patients and death is constantly decreasing whereas the number of recovering patients is increasing. This condition helped the country is moving on following the new normal and COVID safety protocols.

And with this recent development, tourists now wanting to visit Nepal are allowed to enter Nepal. However, they have to follow travel safety health protocols appointed by the government of Nepal.

As per the Immigration Department of Nepal, all travelers must have a Covid-19 negative report. Travelers must show a report that is no older than 72 hours prior to their departure from the first port or the entry point to Nepal. Children below five years are exempt from this rule.

Along with a negative PCR test report, travelers require a tourist visa to enter Nepal. There are two ways travelers can obtain tourist visas to Nepal. Travelers can obtain tourist visas from the embassy or consulate offices of Nepal based in their home country.

However, if there are no embassy or consulate offices of Nepal in their home country or in a convenient location for them, they can seek Visa Approval Letter with the travel/trekking agencies they are traveling with. To receive, Visa Approval Letters, travelers need to provide a scanned copy of their passport, COVID insurance, and flight details to the travel/trekking agencies and they will deliver the VISA approval letter via email.

Upon showing Visa Approval Letter, with negative PCR test report, traveler will get upon arrival visa stamped on your passport.

And afterward, travelers are again required to take a PCR test upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Consecutively, all trekking areas are welcoming travelers for trekking activities. However, some trekking regions require travelers to show negative PCR test reports whereas some do not.

Learn about the provisions to enter different trekking areas of Nepal down below:

Everest Region

Home of the Sherpa’s and some of the highest mountains in the world is open for tourism to explore its glorious culture and the breathtaking mountains.

It is important you show a PCR negative test report that is no older than 72 hours to enter this beautiful trekking region.

Annapurna Region

The region famous for the perfect blend of wilderness with authentic culture and the mighty Annapurna’s is also open for trekking.

It is important you show a PCR negative test report that is no older than 72 hours to enter this beautiful trekking region.

Langtang Region

Langtang region, an ideal trekking destination, if you are short on time but still want to trek the Himalayas and experience the wonderful culture of indigenous groups of Nepal, proudly welcomes travelers.

It is not mandatory to show PRC negative test results, however, we do advise to carry one.

Manaslu Region

Manaslu region, a pristine trekking route that incorporates an abundance of interaction with Mother Nature and the rural people who reside on the lap of eighth highest mountain in the world- Mt. Manaslu.

Trekking in the region is too open for trekkers and PCR negative test report is not mandatory. Nonetheless, we advise you to carry one.

Mustang Region

Land of the Trans Himalayas and the wall caved with mythical stories associated with its, Mustang region is too open for trekking.

It is important you show a PCR negative test report that is no older than 72 hours to enter this beautiful trekking region.

Kanchenjunga Region

A region that offers a grand opportunity to walk through the lush green hilltops and through stunning rhododendron forest and takes you to the lap of the third highest mountain in the world is now open for all tourism activities.

It is not mandatory to show PRC negative test results, however, we do advise to carry one.

Mardi Himal

This beautiful and simple trek which perfectly binds the elegance of Mother Nature and the unique cultural glory of Nepal is open for exploration.

PCR negative test report is not necessary to enter this pristine trekking region. However, it is best to carry one that is no older than 72 hours.

Please note that the information has been verified to ensure its authenticity as of 7 February 2021. Changes shall be updated as per official information received.