Nepal Travel And Covid-19 Updates  (2021)

Nepal Travel And Covid-19 Updates (2021)

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. Pandemic has made traveling difficult in 2020 and year 2021 but here is good news for trekkers who are looking for trekking in Nepal. (Latest News) As countries gradually resume international travel, introduction of risk mitigation measures aiming to reduce travel associated exportation, importation and onward transmission of Corona Virus. Government of Nepal also allow international travelers to visit Nepal by introducing its safety protocols. 

Hiking, trekking and camping is now trending as vacation 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 2021. 

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Resumption of Trekking

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.

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

Resumption of Climbing Permits

All expeditions were totally stopped in the country since March 24. 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 Sept. 4. 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 Oct. 15.

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. The permit has not been given yet, but the team has arrived in Kathmandu just today

Resumption of Nepal Tourist Visa

The Department of Immigration has resumed its visa services from July 2021. Visa will be regulated as per prior notice from the Department of Immigration. You will get Tourist Visa on arrival at Tribuwan International Airport of Kathmandu for those who come by air. On-arrival visas are not granted for tourists coming overland from india.

How can i Get on arrival Nepal Visa during Covid-19?

All tourists entering Nepal by air must possess the following documents:

  1. PCR negative report taken before 72 hours of boarding OR document showing complete vaccination against COVID-19;
  2. Visa to Nepal OR recommendation letter from the Department of Tourism or Nepal Tourism Board to participate in tourism activities within Nepal;
  3. Hotel booking confirmation or guarantee of accommodation;
  4. Proof of Travel Insurance which covers emergency search, rescue, treatment, among others, for the duration of their travel; and
  5. Barcode generated from the online application of the Online International Travel Arrival Form.

How can i obtain Recommendation letter from Department of Nepal Tourism Board or Immigration?

Prior to arrival you need to collect following documents and mail us. We will prepard the recomandation letter of Nepal Immigartion which is only authorize to process from the registered trekking agency. 

  1. Your flight tinerary to Nepal 
  2. Your Travel insurance (must covered evacuation upto 6000 meters)
  3. Hotel Booking (we can provide if needed)
  4. Clear Photo of your valid Passport 

During your arrival to Kathmandu airport you need to bring your recomandation letter of Nepal immigartion and Covid checked Negative report on printed paper. If you are vaccinated then don't forget to bring your vaccinated card. 

What are the protocols for the tourism sector in Nepal?

Himalayan Wander Walkers would like to keep you updated in upcoming days. Also, recently we started monitoring the changing travel scenario in Nepal. We will continue to assess the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on escalating travel, health, and safety restrictions and proactively communicate any impacts on future trips. Please check the protocol prepared by Nepal government  from the PDF below in the link.  

Operational-Guideline-with-Health-Protocol-for-Tourism-Sector

Regarding Refund and Booking Treks and Tours

We know this pandemic has caused not only mental and physical stress but also a financial one. We believe HWW will welcome trekkers and adventurers from all around the world in the up coming days. Those who had booked treks and tours in 2020 had already reshedule to 2021. Still if you want to reshedule your booked trips please let us know via mail. Its free of cost to reschedule your all trips to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Mongolia

If you are looking for new treks and tours from Himalayan Wander Walkers Please Customize Your Trip. We make sure that our customized trip suit your demands and time availability. 

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 Himalaya. Please ask us here: [email protected]

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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