The Nepalese the government has been gradually reopening restricted tourism activities in its bid to revive the shattered industry.
In a country so heavily-dependant on tourist coming to explore some of the most famous mountaineering routes in the World!
Currently as many as 10 trekking routes are still open.
- Everest Base Camp
- Mardi Himal
- Ruby Valley
The General Secretary of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal, Tara Lama, advised that hikers are required to follow health protocols to protect themselves and others around them from the infection.
Requirements still include a PCR negative test for coronavirus, trekking permit from the concerned authority, and hotel quarantine for the required number of days upon arrival.
There are specific safety measures required in some regions.
Dolpa requires quarantine for 14 days before beginning the trekking, where for trekking in the Everest region you need to submit PCR test reports from any governmental lab and only three private labs (HAMS, B&B and Star).
There are definitely still opportunities to go trekking in Nepal, if you’re prepared to take the time and risk involved in booking a tour during the current environment.