Solo Trekking Banned in Nepal, Now need to hire guide or porter.

Solo trekking banned in nepal

Solo trekking is banned in Nepal, but Nepal’s Tourism Board has updated trekking rules for international tourists to ensure their safety and security. This update brings about a profound change in solo trekking in Nepal for foreigners. The main concern of this drastic change was the safety and security of every cherished tourist in Nepal.

According to the new rules, international tourists trekking in Nepal must have a travel guide. Besides ensuring your safety, this will create more employment opportunities in Nepal and contribute to the economy. Moreover, having a travel guide will enhance your trekking experience with their knowledge of the origin of several places.

The safety of the trekkers is necessary as many get lost, injured, and face uncertainties during solo trekking. Also, tourism has increased in Nepal over time due to several uncertainties regarding solo trekking, which has caught attention over the years. The authorities are trying to make travel in Nepal safer and more qualitative.

Additionally, the board has increased the rate for TIMS permits, which tourists must purchase for a quality trekking experience. The ban claims that tourists without guides won’t receive the TIMS permit. Officially, this rule is to be applied to start April 1st, 2023.

All You Need to Know About the Solo trekking Banned in Nepal

Nepal Tourism Board implemented the Solo Trekking ban for foreigners in Nepal due to tourist safety concerns. The head of the Nepal Tourism Board, Mani R. Lamichhane, says this decision was made due to the increasing insecurity and inadequate infrastructure in the rural areas.

According to CNN, Lamichhane said, “When tourists go missing, or they are found dead, even the government cannot track them because they have taken remote routes.”

In addition to the safety issues,  he claims that many unlicensed guides are running a company without registration and not paying taxes. This new rule will change Nepal’s economy and increase employment opportunities for legit and licensed guides and their companies.

“There have been some cases where the trekking association has requested us to stop these unauthorized trekking operations. This has been a demand from tourism associations for a long time,” he says.

On the other hand, foreign solo trekkers will also not get a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit without a proper guide.

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    How to Get in Touch with Proper Guides in Nepal?

    Although the ban has brought about a drastic change in tourism in Nepal, the Himalayan trekking is just the right place for your adventure. We have several packages for beautiful trekking experiences and licensed guides with extensive knowledge of trekking in Nepal. However, you might be confused about how to contact a reliable trekking guide. Worry not; we have disclosed all the correct information you need.

    Here are a few simple steps you can follow to start your trekking experience with us:

    1. Explore our best packages and choose the one for you and your group.
    2. Please send an inquiry using our contact information on the website.
    3. Get a response within 24 hrs with the trip details.
    4. Share contact and communicate back and forth. (You will get a quick response from our representative. Usually, it’s within an hour or two. Depends on the timezone.)
    5. Confirm your travel date and receive a confirmation letter.
    6. Book your flight and enter Nepal. We will welcome you at the airport and introduce you to our trekking crew.
    7. Enjoy your pre-arranged vacation/adventure.

    We will ensure your trekking experience is worthwhile, and our guides are equally enthusiastic to ensure you reach your destination safely. Besides safety and knowledge, we provide a fun adventure journey with a friendly crew.

    Cost Details

    The cost of the TIMS permit has increased gradually due to the ban. It has risen to NRs 2000 per person in a group. Moreover, the price has been increased to NRs 1000 for SAARC nationals.

    Above the Himalayas has set its trekking arrange a guide and porter reasonable rates. You can check some of our best packages and select your desired trekking packages along with their details and highlights. Most trekking packages include a guide and porter, meals, a guest house, a Kathmandu hotel, and other services.

    We will also provide you with the best deals and discounts on your trip. Our team has been working with trekking enthusiasts to offer the most affordable and safest trek. If you are looking for a safe trek, you can select from the following trek options. These are some of the best trekking  packages that we are offering:

    1. Everest Base Camp Trek
    2. Annapurna Base Camp
    3. Langtang Valley Trekking
    4. Manaslu Circuit Trekking
    5. Upper Mustang Trekking

    There are many more off-the-beaten-path trekking packages that you can explore at the top of this page. Their prices are listed in the package details of the websites along with the include and exclude section. Do check out our best packages.

    The trekking packages are based on the trek duration, the distance, and the time of the trek. The trek guides will be with you throughout the journey. All the information about the trek will be provided in the packages. Our team will ensure that you are comfortable with your trek guide and that your journey will be worthwhile.

    More About Trekking With Above The Himalaya Trekking

    Above the Himalayas has been running smoothly since 2007 and specializes in Trekking, Adventure, and Hiking Tours. The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of our most memorable and popular trek packages. Over the years, we have built a good reputation as a trekking service provider.

    Our team is dedicated and honest regarding the experience of our cherished guests. We ensure a safe, secure, and fun adventure experience. As one of Nepal’s most reliable travel agencies, we aim to make the adventure fun and safe with lots of knowledge exploration. We aim to reach more people with enthusiasm for adventure and nature through our hikes.

    With our experience in adventure tourism and travel, we can confidently offer the best services. You can contact us now if you are looking for the perfect travel experience. You can also explore our website for more information about our Nepal tours and adventures.

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