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Nepal is open for Travelers, flight start from Aug17

Nepal is open for travelers

Great news: Nepal is open for Travelers

After a long period of boring lockdown, finally, some good news has knocked at our door. Yes, the good news for any traveler whose dream is to visit the country of Himalayas Nepal. Get ready to embrace your traveling Journey. We are here with the greatest news that travel enthusiastic are always eager to hear. After a 4 months lockdown due to Covid-19, Nepal is open for travelers,  all International flights from Aug 17, 2020. Yes, you heard it right!!!!

You can now visit Nepal after Aug 17, 2020, and we are ready to welcome visitors to our country.

You can now plan your tour and trekking with us now. Furthermore, booking is open for the beautiful autumn season 2020. We are always available to book for your favorite destination and make your 2021 the best traveling year.

The government of Nepal has announced that the lockdown imposed to control the Covid-19 outbreak in the country will officially end from July 22, provided all safety measures to be followed by people. Governments decided to end the 4 months long coronavirus lockdown period, which will take in action from July 22, but with some conditions. However, some restrictions will still prevail as the risk of Covid-19 infection still exists. Few restrictions such as a prohibition on large gatherings crowd still in place in the crowded area. Besides these, places with the possibility of more crowds such as Cinema Hall, Schools, Colleges, and hotels and restaurants are still not opened. These places may be open from July 31. Provided that, Partying and gathering should still be banned to control the spread of COVID-cases.

Everyone must be aware of the fact that all the Requirements associated with Covid-19 prevention, treatment, and control will still continue.

Nepal Government’s based on the cabinet meeting held on March 23 has decided to impose the lockdown from March 24, 2020. Which was elongated till July 21st, 2020 as per the increasing rate of Covid-19 cases?

In addition to this, the government has decided to open the trekking and traveling business effective from Jul 31st.  As per the decision of the Cabinet meeting held on 21st July 2020, the suspension on domestic and international flights will also end on August 17.

Similarly, hotels and restaurants all over the country are permitted to operate from July 31st, engulfing all the required measures. All kinds of Businesses can operate 24/7.

According to the statement of (Minister for Finance and Communication) Yubaraj Khatiwada, all the safety measures will still be followed by every citizen.


Along with this, Long-route public transportation will reopen on August 17. Before it, private vehicles were operated on an odd-even rationing basis. Finance Minister also told that the decision to open international flights was made to favour the tourism industry. Thus, the upcoming tourist season in autumn can be effectively operational. The decision has allowed the travel trade entrepreneurs to initiate booking for the upcoming autumn season. The heavy traffic of the tourist can be seen in many areas of small peaks in this season.


Our COVID-19 Response

Above the Himalaya Trekking always put the safety of our guests, employees, and community at our first priority. If you choose to join us, you can be confident that we have implemented through 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: Must be worn at all times.
  • Hand cleaning: Guests are asked to 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: Must be worn at all times while serving customers.
  • Hand cleaning: Hands need to be cleaned regularly.
  • Medical checkup: Employees will be going through regular medical examinations.
  • Eating healthy food
  • Clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces daily
  • Encourage drinking plenty of lukewarm water
  • Emergency Warning Signs should be kept at the entrance.

Operations Safety Regulations

  • Digital (Touchless and cashless) payment and ticketing is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
  • Limitation of the number of visitors: Specific number of visitors per day must be limited to prevent an outbreak.
  • Limitation of the venue operations: Opening hours are reduced to compensate for the capacity loss of the venue as well as ensuring proper cleaning.
  • Staff is trained regarding the awareness of operations and hygiene safety.
  • They are also well-trained in dealing with emergency situations.
  • Eating healthy food
  • Sign language and poster to communicate to visitors safe distancing and health measures.
  • Cleaning of the venues by the operators is increased, hand sanitizers placed in strategic locations.
  • Clean and fresh air/regular ventilation needs to be ensured for indoor places.


Hygiene Safety Regulations for Customers

  • Hand cleaning: Hands should be kept clean on a regular basis 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
  • Staff is trained to be aware of operations and hygiene safety.
  • It is mandatory to include hygiene safety measures while serving.
  • Emergency Warning Signs should be kept 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 Himalayas. Do not let your journey be hampered with the risk of COVID cases.  We will thus make your journey wonderful maintaining all the safety measures of Covid-19. We, Above the Himalaya 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 committed to 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 in order 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 equipped 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 enclosed places where large numbers of people are gathered.

Shorter Payment Terms for our future booking

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

  1. Suggest all our travelers traveling anywhere to have full travel insurance that will cover medical expenses, travel costs, and 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. In addition 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.

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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)

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


Travel advisories

We have mentioned a few travel advisories below. Please stay updated and consult with 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.


Puru Timalsena

Managing Director – Above The Himalaya Trekking, Kathmandu, Nepal







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