5 Best Trekking and Tours in Nepal after Covid

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on Jul 22, 2024

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Nepal reopens international and domestic flights from 17, August 2020 by adopting the World Health Organization (WHO) protocol and precautionary measures. Flights are resuming after totally shut down for about 4 months' time due to COVID-19. Nepal was one of the less affected countries from Corona. Nepal is starting tourism activities in the autumn season which is the best season to trek and tours in Nepal. All the hotels in the main towns are ready to serve tourists after COVID. Facilities including regular tea houses on the way of trekking will start to serve tourists after international flight resumes. About 20 percentage tourist arrived from last year in the same season is expected which help to sustain up to another main season of 2021. The infection of corona in Nepal was also level of spreading part wise. The Himalayan region of Nepal was less infected found comparatively in the low land region of Nepal. So that we are providing suggestions for best trek and tours destination in Nepal after Covid-19.

1. Trek and Tour in Annapurna region
Annapurna is the most diverse and second popular trekking and tour destination in Nepal. Annapurna region provides suitable trekking for everyone. Who are not able to walk even for short hiking, flying, or driving tour is available inside the region. All over the Annapurna conservation area, local tea houses facilities with local foods are available. Since all the tea houses are owned by local peoples, they have not sifted anywhere due to Corona and no tourist. Shortest three days Ghorepani Poonhill trekking till long full three weeks trekking to Annapurna circuit can design inside Annapurna. Single morning Helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp 4,200 meters, several days driving tour to Manang or Jomsom Muktinath into scenic Himalayan routes are available tours program. Motorbiking tour to highest Tilicho Lake, Cycling, and cross-world highest mountain pass Thorong-La, those activities are also inside the Annapurna region. Views of lush, fertile farmland, beautiful forests with verities of flowers, snow capped mountains including two over eight thousand meter high mountains (Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri), beautiful Lakes at the highest land, and a mixture of many ethnic communities makes Annapurna region one of the most satisfying trekking and tour destination in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp 4200 meters         

2. Everest region Trek and tours
When a new person thinks about trekking to the High Mountain of Nepal, the Everest region comes in their dream choice. Trekking to Everest is top trekking and tour destination after COVID. There is no infected person from Corona and trekking route and tea houses are safe to overnight.  Short 5 days trekking to Everest viewpoint and Tengboche Monastery till full 3 weeks trekking with the high mountain passes with Everest Base camp can design inside the Everest region. Popular Everest Base Camp Trekking, Gokyo Lake, Three high passes, Everest view trek is the major trekking destination inside Everest. Peoples who are unable to trek due to their time and physical fitness, they can choose helicopter tour to the experience of high mountains. A small helicopter can reach at Everest Base Camp and land at best viewpoints. Road access to the best trekking destination inside Everest national park is still not available so that driving tour there is not possible.
Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest view from Base Camp   

3. Langtang Trekking and tour
Langtang region was a longtime zero coronae infected region even the time of speed spreading in the lowland region of Nepal. Rasuwa district of Langtang now again zeros infected zone and very suitable trekking destination after COVID. Comparatively short trekking with the excitement of Himalayas, less crowded trekking trail is the ideal region if you are short on time but you still trek in the Himalayas and experience of wonderful cultures of native warm welcomed Tamang peoples whose cultures are similar of Tibetan. Trek is more rewarded even in a short duration. The region was affected by earthquake 2015 and now the reconstruction of the trekking path and renovation of local tea houses made a more comfortable stay for trekkers. A week trekking itinerary reaching Kynjing Gumba and climbing Tserko-Ri (5,150 meters), if you want to make a long day trek in Langtang can include Gosaikunda with Lauribina Yak pass (4,600m). Langtang region is closed to Kathmandu and a suitable destination for a Helicopter tour. Those who are not able to trek for long days, Langtang region with high mountain range can explore by Helicopter.

4. Upper Mustang tour
Upper Mustang is the restricted and regulation trekking and tour destination of Nepal. It is one of the best destinations in Nepal after COVID. Rich in the culture and Heritage, Upper Mustang is a mixed culture of Tibetan origin peoples. You will find an ethnolinguistic group of Thakali people’s settlements at the lower part of Mustang with their unique dining. The scenic landscapes of beautiful plateau also call small Tibet in Nepal. Due to road access, Upper Mustang now is more perfect for driving and riding tours than trekking. Only open fifteen years ago, Upper Mustang is rich in oldest caves, monasteries, historical script about Buddhism. Only a few tourists visit this region every year. Every foreigner has to pay a minimum of USD 500 for restricted area permit further entering from Kagbeni. There are many functions related to Buddhism, the main Buddhist festival to celebrate hugely there is Tiji Festival. The area was Corona free zone. The famous pilgrimage place, Damodar Kunda is also inside Upper Mustang. Motorbiking tour and driving tour is now more famous in this region. Being one of the rain shadow regions in the country suitable for trekking and touring even during the monsoons.

Motorbiking group in Lomanthang - Upper Mustang        

5. Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking
Trekking to Mount Manaslu region the world's eighth highest mountain peak (8,152 meters) is safe from Corona. When tourists start to arrive in Nepal all the infrastructures in Manaslu and Tsum valley regions are ready to serve. Since the trekking route is away from the noise, it is an opportunity to enjoy quietness into pure paradise. Only trekking routes have built-in this remote Manaslu and Tsum valley. This is the best trekking region after Kovid-19. Adventurous trekking is fit for those who are experienced trekkers. Much of the cultures and history in this region is similar to Tibet. Manaslu region only opens for foreigners from 1991 and the region is still with fewer trekkers. Restricted area permit and trekking with professional trekking guide from registered trekking company is compulsory for both region Manaslu and Tsum valley.
Larke Pass Manaslu
View of Larke pass during Manaslu Trek 

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki is team leader of Nepal Highland Trekking and travel company. 

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