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Status Update on Trekking Areas in Nepal

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, as per official information Kanchenjunga, Manang, Mustang, Dolpa, Humla, Manaslu, Helambu and RubiValley are open for trekking with PCR negative report within 72 hours of visit. In Langtang hotel/ lodge service is closed and the region is open only for camp trekking. Certain sections 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. Please click here for the latest update on requirements to visit some of the established routes and destinations.

Gokyo, spactacular view of Gokyo lakes from Gokyo Ri
View of Gokyo lakes via Gokyo Ri

S.N.AreaProvisionInformation Source
1.EverestPCR negative report must be obtained within 72 hours prior to visitReport from Government hospitals and labs are acceptableAmong private hospitals report from HAMS, Star and B&B are acceptableKhumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality
2.AnnapurnaClosed till further notice 
3.LangtangHotel service closedCamp trekking allowed 
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
Status Update on Trekking Areas in Nepal

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.

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