The government has opened up Trekking (hiking) and mountaineering in Nepal. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has said that tourists coming for trekking and mountaineering will not get on arrival visa.
In order to open the tourism sector in the dire situation after the Corona epidemic, the Ministry of Tourism has approved the criteria 2077 regarding the conditions to be followed by the tourists coming to Nepal for mountaineering and trekking.
Accordingly, tourists coming from abroad for mountaineering or trekking must have obtained a Nepali visa before coming to Nepal. However, in case the visa of Nepal is not available in the concerned country, the tourist group who wants to come to Nepal for mountaineering and trekking can come to Nepal with the prior consent of the travel or trekking agency based in Nepal.
The Immigration Department will issue on arrival visas for them. For pre-approval, the Department of Tourism for mountaineering tourists and Nepal tourism Board for trekking tourists submitted by the concerned agency should be recommended to the Department of Immigration.
PCR report within 72 hours
Provision has been made for all tourists coming to Nepal to have a negative PCR test report up to 72 hours in advance. This certificate will be checked by the Immigration Department at the time of issuing the visa.
At the point of receiving the on-arrival visa, the visa or pre-approval documents obtained to come to Nepal will also be checked. In order to stay in quarantine for at least seven days, hotel booking should be made mandatory in Nepal and the documents have to be shown at the same time.
It has also been made mandatory for all tourists coming to Nepal to have insured documents worth USD 5,000 per person.
Seven days quarantine
All tourists coming to Nepal must stay in the mandatory quarantine for seven days. On the fifth day of stay in the quarantine, the PCR test will be done at the expense of the tourist. Provision has been made to go for trekking and mountaineering only if the test is negative. The condition is not to leave the hotel until the negative comes.
Insurance up to Rs 1 lakh for Helper
In Nepal, a trekking or mountaineering team has to ensure a corona-insurance of at least Rs. 100 thousand.
When climbing or trekking in Nepal, tourists have to follow the health-related standards approved by the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal.
The ministry has informed that the tourists should follow the instructions issued by the department earlier.