Nepal trek post covid-19 pandemic

  • Updated on Nov 6, 2021
  • Pradip Tamang
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Yes, it has been more than a years that Nepal resumed trekking and climbing with all tour activities as the government decided to permit foreigners to visit the country since 17 Oct 2020 but the second wave of Covid-19 forced the country to implement lockdown again in April 2021 and travel had been banned again. At present; Nepal has very least covid-19 cases and more than 60 percent of population is vaccinated and all the people involving in tourism related jobs and workers received vaccine against covid. Form October 1st 2021; the Department of Immigration resumed “On arrival tourist visa” for fully vaccinated travelers. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said international travelers who are fully vaccinated will still have to show a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours. 

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Has Nepal resumed the trekking & mountaineering? 

The cabinet meetings made a decision setting to open for tourism industry such as tour, trekking and mountaineering earlier. Now the government has lifted the travel ban and issued travel safety protocol that is implemented that has been awaiting by trekking enthusiasts and travel agencies worldwide who loves Nepal and its Himalaya. 

REQUIRED ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS

  •  The proof of full vaccination that should be older than 14 days. 
  • Travelers need to carry a negative tested PCR report conducted not more than 72 hours. 
  •  Besides report, one must have hotel booking confirmation in Kathmandu as per itinerary. 
  • Travel insurance. 
  • Copy of trekking or mountaineering permits.
  •  MCC form fill up with printed barcode handy

FOR NONVACCINATED TRAVELRS

  •  Recommendation letter from trekking agency if not vaccinated.
  •  10 Days hotel booking for self quarantine. 
  • RTR-PCR report that older than 72 hours. 
  • Nepal visa should be obtained from Embassy of Nepal or Consulate in home country or nearest.
  •  MCC form fill up with printed barcode handy


   Trekkers walk by a prayers engraved rock at Benkar Village in Khumbu to Everest Base Camp

What about domestic flight and long-distance transportation?

Long-route public transportation services and domestic flights are already reopened in Nepal. Travelers taking domestic flights and riding local buses will have to follow the safety guidelines strictly by wearing mask, sanitizing hands, maintaining social distance.
Lukla airport; the main gateway to Everest Base Camp Trek                           

What is open in Nepal?

The following businesses have resumed operations

  • Hotels and accommodation facilities 
  • Tourism related activities
  • Restaurants
  • Tourist buses from Kathmandu to all other major cities.
  • Long-route local transportation. 
  • Mountain flights and domestic airlines.