Nepal Travel Updates

Annapurna trekking Nepal

Nepal Travel updates

As per recent notice from the Ministry of Health and Population, there has been a Revision in the COVID Protocol as follows:
1. Vaccination Certificates are not required for travelers.
2. A PCR Test Report is not required for travelers.
3. Screening of travelers who show symptoms of COVID-19.
4. Wearing a Mask is voluntary.
Nepal travel update

nepal travel update

Safety First

Above the Himalayan Trekking always ensures the safety of our guests, employees, and community. 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 minimal 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. We are passionate about sharing the beauty of Nepal Himalayas with our guests, and we look forward to doing so this autumn in the safest way possible.

We are all fully vaccinated!

The excellent news for the trekkers is all our office and field staff are fully vaccinated. We are ready to operate our treks with the  V2V (vaccinated to vaccinated) services approach, which is the best thing to do now. We ensure our travelers that we will follow all the health and safety measures strictly during all our operations.

Corona travel update in Nepal

Above all, Above The Himalaya Trekking is committed to providing the health and safety of our guests. Because we only operate Private groups and small tours with limited numbers, we can incorporate regular cleaning and sanitizing into our daily routine. Our tour guides use masks, disposable paper towels for single use, hand sanitizers for guests, and the latest emergency contact details. Due to our we generally do not visit enclosed places where large numbers of people are gathering.


Please note that any trip cancellations (including cancellations of all periods and last-minute ones) will still incur the initial 20% of the total trip amount given to us as a deposit. The 20% security deposit is non-refundable. As you know, the logistics will already have been arranged in full swing after a planned tour, so we are bound to stick by the cancellation policies. Therefore, we are keeping this 20% booking amount and cannot refund if you cancel the trip.

Private trips and Small group travel

We focus on a private departure designed just for you. Select your travel dates. Perfect for people who want to travel with a personal group of family, friends, or colleagues. We’ve assessed the group sizes for our treks and tours. This maintains a safe distance between guests and enhances new cleaning measures to minimize risks.

Trip review after Corona Virus, Everest View trek

Honest, knowledgeable service even during a pandemic. Review of Everest base camp trek

Everest view trek after Covid 19
One always worries whether a trekking company is honest and how much their markup is. Still, Puru Timalsena and Above the Himalayas were straightforward, told me where not to spend extra, though it would have benefitted him, and did excellent 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 initially tried to do some groundwork for myself, but with someone as knowledgeable as Puru at the helm, that was a mistake. He even helped us out at a hotel I tried to arrange on my own and helped us gather reliable information on getting my wife back to Nepal during the pandemic after she had to leave with only a regular tourist visa.
He obliged without any additional commission in both cases, 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
Review of: Everest Base Camp Trekking
My husband booked his trip with Above the Himalayas based on referrals while researching his trip. His original statement was, “We are going to use Above the Himalayas because, based on everything I have read, they are the best.”Five months forward and time to travel, my husband’s original quote is an understatement.
Unfortunately, my husband was unable to finish his trip. It never crossed my mind that a service of this sort would provide the incredible, hands-on, personal attention that Puru (owner) has provided for my husband and our family. Although we did not travel with him, Puru ensured we knew every step. My husband has made a life friend in India.
Above the Himalayas is, by far, the best, most professional company that we’ve worked with.
Amazing Experience

My husband just completed the Everest Base Camp trek, which was amazing! Above the Himalayas is a great company, and I highly recommend anyone booking a trip with them. Puru’s owner goes above and beyond and is highly professional and knowledgeable. You will not regret your decision with this company’s excellent communication.

Jessica Hernandez


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

 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
Book with Confidence
  • Flexible bookings and easy trip date changes
  • Personalized service and customized group sizes
  • Safe travels with owner-operated services and highly experienced guides
  • Best price guarantee for the most value for your money
  • Secure & easy online booking