Nepal Travel And Covid-19 Updates  (2023)

Nepal Travel And Covid-19 Updates (2023)

During these crisis times of Corona Virus, we hope you and your near ones are safe and healthy. Please know that we are thinking about each and every one of you; our past valued guests, supporters, and well-wishers. The Pandemic has made traveling difficult in 2020 and the year 2021 but here is good news for trekkers who are looking for trekking in Nepal. (Latest News) As countries gradually resume international travel in March 2021 by making a protocol of risk mitigation measures aiming to reduce travel-associated exportation, importation, and onward transmission of Corona Virus. The government of Nepal also allows international travelers to visit Nepal by introducing its safety protocols. 

Hiking, trekking, and camping are now trending as vacations for all travelers.  Himalayan Wander Walkers offers small group private treks and tours by considering the sustainable travel and safety of our clients. Please go through the following information regarding travel to Nepal in 2022. 

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Resumption of Trekking

As per the Government and Nepal Tourism Board announcement on January 4th, 2022 trekking and mountaineering activities have continued as it is without any other restrictions. 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.

All the trekking regions of Nepal are open for tourists to travel but there are certain conditions that should fulfill by international travelers during their Nepal visa approval. Please read below about the Nepal Tourist Visa. 

Resumption of Climbing Permits

All expeditions were totally stopped in the country since March 24th, 2020. With permits for fall expeditions, the Government has certainly reassured concerns of the mountaineering community and tourism sector about Nepal’s resumption of expeditions at the earliest possible.

The Department of Tourism (DoT) has granted climbing permits to Mt. Baruntse – 7,129 m, in the eastern Himalayas, to a 6-member team of young Nepali climbers on September 4th, 2022. The team that has already flown out to Lukla is set to acclimatize at Mera Peak before trekking to the base camp of Mt. Baruntse. As per their statement, they hope to reach the summit of Baruntse by October 15th, 2020.

Similarly, an 18-member team of Bahrain military expedition from its Royal Guard has been given permission to fly to Nepal for an expedition to Mt. Manaslu – 8,163 m, the 8th highest peak in the world. They successfully submitted and return to their home country. 

Since that date, till now mountaineering and peak climbing are not stopped by the Nepal government. 

Resumption of Nepal Tourist Visa

The Department of Immigration resumed its visa services in July 2021 after the strong country lockdown. Visa will be regulated as per prior notice from the Department of Immigration. You will get Tourist Visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu for those who come by air. On-arrival visas are granted for tourists with a vaccination certificate and non-vaccinated require hotel booking for quarantine and need to get their visa prior to departure from the nearest Nepal diplomatic mission or consulate.


How can i Get on arrival Nepal Visa?

  • *You are considered fully vaccinated if you have prescribed doses of the vaccine, 14 days prior to arrival in Nepal.
  • *For those who are vaccinated in Nepal, please ensure that you are carrying the official Vaccination Certificate with photo and QR code when traveling.
  • Fill out pre Visa form 

Concern bodies and their useful links

  1. WHO daily updates on cases Data
  2. Extension of International and domestic flight Suspension:  Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
  3. Nepal Immigration Department Suspension of Visa Services: If you are looking for visa-related information contact Nepal Immigration.
  4. Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs provides factual updates on corona cases daily through their website.
  5. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu: 

Important Notes

We understood that your travel plans are complicate when conditions are uncertain, but our energetic veteran team is happy to help with any questions you have regarding your journey to the Himalayas. Please ask us here: or   

The above information is written based on different sources. We advise you to check the concerned authorities in your home country before planning your trip to any country.

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