FAQs

Things To Know About Trekking in Nepal

1. Is a trekking guide required in Nepal? What if I am an experienced trekker who belongs to a trekking/mountaineering organization in my own country?

Ans: The new rule of 2023 requires the use of a qualified trekking guide. The rule applies to all foreign national trekkers.

3. Is this guideline also valid when hiking around Kathmandu? Or how about Sarangkot? Where do all of these rules apply?

Ans: Only when trekking in places where TIMS is applicable should the Revised Provision for Trekking in Nepal be observed. It is valid in all mountain national park areas. It does not apply to the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley, the outskirts of Pokhara, or trekking areas in and around large cities.

4. Is it necessary for me to go through a trekking agency? Is it acceptable as long as I have a guide?

Ans: Hiring a licensed trekking guide through a government-registered trekking agency is required.

5. How can I tell whether the trekking company is legitimate?

Ans: Trekking guides must be recruited through a trekking agency that is registered with the government. Trekking guide must be hired through government-registered trekking agency. You can verify information on the trekking agency from Department of Tourism and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal.

6. What will happen if I don't follow this rule?

Ans: Not following the rule is a punishable offense.

7. I am a fast packer and trail runner, and no agency has given guides that can keep up with me. How should I proceed?

Ans: It applies to everyone. You must ensure that the trekking service can supply a guide who meets your individual needs.

8. I am a foreigner residing in Nepal. Is this rule also applicable to me?

Ans: Yes, the restriction applies to both diplomats and expats.

9. What if I take my motorcycle to Muktinath?

Ans: The regulation does not apply to either the motorcycle or bus travel to Muktinath. A TIMS card as well as an Annapurna area pass are necessary.

10. What are the areas requiring TIMS and permits?

Ans:

Kanchenjunga Region

  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp via Sele La Pass Trek
  • Kanchenjunga Basecamp Trek
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp Nango Pass Trek
  • Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

Makalu Barun Area

Everest Region

Climbing Peaks (requires Peak Climbing Permit Fee)
  • Mera Peak Climbing
  • Island Peak Climbing
  • Lobuche Peak Climbing

Rolwaling Region

  • Rolwaling Trek
  • Tashi Labtsha Pass Trek

Panchpokhari Bhairabkunda Area

  • Panchpokhari Trek

Helambu Region

  • Helambu Trek
  • Goshaikunda Trek

Mustang Region

Dolpo Region

Ganesh Himal-Ruby Valley Area

  • Ganesh Himal - Ruby Valley Trek

Manaslu Region

Dhaulagiri Region

  • Round Dhaulagiri

Annapurna Region

Humla Region

  • Humla Limi Valley Trek

Langtang Region

  • Langtang Trek
  • Langtang Gosaikund Trek
  • Tamang Heritage Trek
  • Tamang Heritage Langtang Trek
  • Ganja La pass Trek
  • Till Man Pass

11. Do I need insurance?

Ans: We require that all our guests arrange their own comprehensive travel insurance with an international insurance provider. Make sure that the policy will cover the maximum altitude of your trek.

12. What is the best travel insurance for trekking, climbing and expedition in Nepal?

Ans: Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in the world for adventure trekking, spiritual tours, cultural and heritages tours, jungle experience, peak climbing, and expeditions, and the majority of these locations are located in the remote part of the Himalayas, Himalayas or the jungle part.

For your safety, you should obtain insurance that covers every possible expense associated with the trekking, climbing peaks, expedition, rafting or related adventure against high altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS), illness and so on . All medical and travel-related expenses, as well as any unforeseen accidents that can happen on the trekking trail, must be covered by your travel insurance policy. You may take the facilities like an air ambulance, a helicopter rescue, clinical care, and so forth in such a situation. Below are some of the recommended travel insurance companies for the travelers as per their country.

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