The Nepalese government has recently changed their solo trekking rules, effective April 1, 2023. Solo trekking will be banned in most areas of the country, requiring trekkers to go with registered guides.
Nepal is a premier trekking destination, with its world famous treks such as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit, attracting hikers from all over the planet. Of course, Mount Everest, the Big Kahuna, is the star attraction of the majestic Himalaya region.
High altitude hiking bring with it many risks and each year, Nepal sees dozens of independent hikers go missing or become stranded due to illness or injury. As such, the government has implemented new rules whereby trekkers must go with a registered guide, when hiking in most regions of the country.
This new direction not only aims to increase safety but support the local economy through the employment of local guides. More details here: Kathmandu Post – Nepal Bans Solo Trekking
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