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Covid-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update in Nepal

Corona virus travel update in Nepal

 Covid-19 / Coronavirus travel update in Nepal

Will Coronavirus affect your tour to Nepal? We’ve updated our blog with the latest effects of COVID-19 on our tour departures, booking terms, and news from the ground in Nepal. Covid-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update in Nepal

Nepal’s government decided to ease the nationwide lockdown and allow industries and businesses in certain sectors to resume operations. We are working from home and responding to all your queries.

Now you can travel to Nepal after Oct 17 without staying in a hotel quarantine for seven days. However, arriving tourists should stand for the antigen test or instant PCR test for reconfirmation immediately upon arriving at Kathmandu airport. The government also has waived off COVID insurance of US$ 5,000 for visiting tourists but the travelers must assure that their medical costs would be covered by themselves or the handling agencies. Foreigners who meet the criteria will also get the upon arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport after October 17.


Today, Dec 03, 2020, we continue to closely monitor the unfolding Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak. We hope that our past and future guests and friends are staying safe around the globe. Our goal is for the frequently-updated information below to help you make an informed decision on your travel plans. We are happy to share the good news with all our customers that we are in operation and our first trip to Everest base camp was made by Mr. Marck and we have few groups coming on line for December and January for Everest base camp trek, Annapuran and Langtang area.


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Honest, knowledgeable service even during a pandemic. Review of Everest view trek
Everest view trek after Covid 19
One always worries whether a trekking company is being honest and how much their markup is, but Puru Timalsena and Above the Himalayas were straightforward, honest, told me where not to spend extra though it would have benefitted him, and did great follow up. I have used Above the Himalayas for two trips, the first in 2019 to visit Upper Mustang for the Tiji festival and the second in November 2020 for the Everest/Khumbu region. As I was living in Nepal, I tried initially to do some of the groundwork for myself, but with someone as knowledgeable as Puru at the helm, that was a mistake. He even helped us out on a hotel I tried to arrange on my own and helped us gather reliable information on how to get my wife back to Nepal during the pandemic after she had to leave with only a regular tourist visa. In both cases, he helped without any additional commission on his side, which you wouldn’t readily find in a country like Nepal. His arrangements and advice were always spot on. I highly recommend Above the Himalayas.
Marc Shapiro

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Our COVID-19 Response

Above the Himalaya Trekking always put the safety of our guests, employees, and community as our priority. If you choose to join us, you can be confident that we have implemented social distancing and sanitation procedures to ensure your comfort, health, and safety while cruising or staying with us. Thus worrying about the risk of COVID cases is minimum with our team as we are always concerned about the safety of our customers.

As a locally-owned small business in Kathmandu Nepal, we are deeply connected to our community. We will continue to do our part to keep our guests, employees, and community safe and healthy during this time. It is our passion to share the beauty of Nepal Himalayas with our guests and we look forward to doing so this autumn in the safest way possible.

What we are doing for our Tour Group:

  • Limitation on tour group sizes
  • Offer free hand sanitizers and face masks
  • Hygiene Safety Regulations for Customers
  • Mask: Need to wear it all the time when you are in-crowds.
  • Hand cleaning: We suggest guests use hand sanitizers available.
  • Social distancing: Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.8 meters.
  • wearing a mask and using sanitizer regularly during your travel
  • Eating healthy food
  • Encourage drinking plenty of lukewarm water


Hygiene Safety Regulations for Staff

  • Masks and Gloves: Suggest to wear all times while serving customers.
  • Hand cleaning: Suggest to clean regularly.
  • Medical checkup: Employees will be going through regular medical examinations.
  • Eating healthy food
  • Clean and sanitize frequently when touching the surfaces.
  • Encourage drinking plenty of lukewarm water
  • Emergency Warning Signs will keep at the entrance.

Operations Safety Regulations

  • Digital (Touchless and cashless) payment and ticketing are encouraging, but not mandatory.
  • Limitation of the number of visitors: Specific number of visitors per day, taking small groups of travelers.
  • Limitation of the venue operations: Opening hours are less than normal hours to compensate for the capacity loss of the venue as well as ensuring proper cleaning.
  • We give training to the staff regarding the awareness of operations and hygiene safety.
  • They will know dealing with emergencies.
  • Eating healthy food
  • Sign language and poster to communicate to visitors safe distancing and health measures.

 Hygiene Safety Regulations for Customers

  • Hand cleaning: Hands should be kept clean regularly with soap and water.
  • Visitors are asked to use the available hand sanitizers.
  • Social distancing: Maintaining a minimum distance of at least 1.8 meters.
  • Wearing a mask and Using sanitizer regularly during your travel

Hygiene Safety Regulations for Staff

  • Mask: Protective facemask must be worn at all times.
  • Hand cleaning: Hands need to be cleaned regularly.
  • Medical checkup: Employees will be going through temperature checks, employees who feel unwell and/or have fever must stay home.
  • Encourage drinking plenty of lukewarm water and healthy food
  • Clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces daily
  • The staff over 65 are also recommended to stay home.

Operations Safety Regulations

  • Limitation of the number of visitors: Specific number of visitors per day to limit the number of people to prevent an outbreak.
  • Avoid close contact
  • Staffs are aware of operations and hygiene safety.
  • It is mandatory to include hygiene safety measures while serving.
  • Emergency Warning Signs are keeping at the entrance.

All the people of the country should respect government decisions and help each other to cope with this situation and defeat the virus completely as soon as possible. And fulfill your Travelling journey lying on the lap of the Himalayas. Do not let your journey hampering on the risk of COVID cases.  We will thus make your journey wonderful maintaining all the safety measures of Covid-19. We, Above the Himalaya Trekking Team, are always ready to help you and serve with the best service quality. Always feel free to contact us for pre-booking of the autumn season and enjoying your 2021 Holidays.

Our Commitment To Our future booking Guests

Above all, Above The Himalaya Trekking is committing to provide the health and safety of our guests.

Health and safety are our top priorities here at Above The Himalaya Trekking, Amid COVID-19 concerns, we wish to clearly communicate all protective measures that our company listings are enacting to mitigate the spread of this virus.

Because we only operate Private groups and small tours with limited numbers, we will be able to incorporate regular cleaning and sanitizing into our daily routine. Each of our tour guides is using with Mask, disposable paper towels for single-use, hand sanitizers for guest use, as well as all of the latest emergency contact details. Due to our we generally do not visit enclose places where large numbers of people are gathering.

Shorter Payment Terms for our future booking

We have relaxed our balance payment terms from 15 to 30 days before departure.

  1. Suggest all our travelers traveling anywhere to have full travel insurance that will cover medical expenses, travel costs, and also the cancellation fees.
  2. Please do check with your insurance company if they have a Government Travel Advice Benefit (or similar) which you can add to your policy.
  3. Also Above the Himalaya, Trekking suggests that guests check with their own insurance companies for all related travel cover including flights and any additional accommodation outside of your country.

We will continue to monitor this changing situation and we will follow the advice issued by national and international bodies. If there are any major changes, we will let you know more about Covid-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update in Nepal.

What does this mean for guests who have booked to travel?

In response to this challenging time due to COVID-19 which is beyond anyone’s control, we’ve made it easier for you to postpone the trip if you have already booked with us. We are providing free postponement options to all our clients. We urge you to support us in this if at all possible because, as you can imagine, the financial implications for us are huge.

If you want to postpone the trip, you don’t have to confirm new dates now and you can travel anytime in the next 5 years without any extra cost. This means the payments you have already made stay secure with us and you can re-book the trip at a later date instead of immediately canceling now and losing the deposit.

Will Suggest you postponed your trip instead of canceling it.

We are seeking your help pin this pandemic and suggest you postpone your trip In response to this challenging time due to COVID-19. We’ve made it easier for you to postpone the trip if you have already booked with us. We are providing free postponement options to all our clients for 5 years. We urge you to support us in this if at all possible in this difficult time.

Will other 2021  Above the Himalaya Trekking tour and treks will run?

Yes. We are hopeful that the outbreak will be contained and its effects limited. Rest assured that we are planning to run as many scheduled departures as possible for 2021 and a full touring  group trek and private trip schedule in 2021

How To Contact Us

Above The Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd.

GPO Box No: 23223

Yoyesworu Marg, Khusibun,

Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +977-1- 4387109

Whatsapp/Viber: +977-9851095800 (Puru)



Travel advisories

We have mentioned a few travel advisories below. You can also consult or get an update from your local advisories if you plan on making your travel in a few days. Do check all the entry and exit requirements as these requirements are changing frequently.



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