We have many years experience and can run safely trekking in Nepal again. We announce that we will be operating treks in Nepal Himalaya from middle of September 2015. We are collecting information regarding trekking trail in Nepal post quake and would like to update after mild aftershocks experienced till today.
1. Annapurna Circuit Trek: This is very little affected trekking route from Earthquake on 25th of April and second big quake on 12th of May. This trek have successfully completed by a few trekkers after the Earthquake. So, this trekking route was not closed to trekkers after Earthquake rocked Nepal.
2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek: It is totally unaffected trekking route from Earthquake.
3. Everest Base Camp Trek: There was not epicenter of second big quake 7.3 magnitudes in the Everest region on 12th of May. There was very little affected of teahouse at Lukla and Namche Bazzar. But, some of teahouses were cracked/damaged at Phakding, Khumjung, Thame, Tengboche, and Pheriche etc. The owners are starting rebuilding and repairing of teahouses that all will be prepared till middle of September 2015. All the suspension bridges over Dhudhkosi River are in good condition. This trail is still safe for hiking and it was not closed for trekking after Earthquake. This trek have successfully completed by a few trekkers after the Earthquake.
4. Gokyo Lake Trek: This is trekking route is still safe for hiking. But, some of the teahouses where cracked/damaged from Earhquake on 25th of April. There is starting rebuild and repairing of teahouses that all will be repaired till middle of September.
5. Upper Mustang Trek: There are damaged ancient monasteries and a few local’s homes in Tsarang and Lo-Mangtang from Earthquake. The trekking trail is still safe for hiking. There is good condition of suspension bridge over Kali Gandaki River. Recently, this trek has been completed by a few trekkers. June/July/August/September is the best time for Upper Mustang Trek because there is not raining.
6. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek: This camping trek is unaffected from Earthquake.
7. Tsum Valley + Manaslu Circuit Trek: This is a highly affected hiking route from Earthquake 7.8 magnitudes on 25th of April. Majority of the tehouses, local’s homes and trekking trails are damaged. There was continuing search of missing persons, clearing debris and repairing trails by Nepal Army and police. This trekking route was closed for trekkers almost two months after Earthquake. Recently, trail is opened with combine of alternative new and old trails that is couple of days longer than before Earthquake. Though the threat of landslide remains during the monsoon. It will be safe for hiking after the monsoon ends.
8. Langtang Valley – Helambu via Gosainkunda Lake Trek: This is also highly affected trekking route from Earthquake on 25th of April. There was widely News of village of Langtang devastation. There are still missing many trekkers and locals in the Langtang Valley. Nepal Army and police are still searching missing persons and clearing debris in this route. Majority of teahouses and local’s homes are damaged en-route of Gosainkunda Lake to Helambu region. We will run camping organized treks in this route after monsoon ends.
9. Rowaling Valley Trek: There was major hits of second big Earthquake on 12th of May. Recently, trail to Rolwaling (Na village) from Simigaun has been opened. According to Mountain Everest Summiters Club, Rolwaling, makeshift bridges have been made and debris has been cleared from the trail. Although, the threat of landslide remains during the monsoon, the club believes everything will be safe after the monsoon ends.
10. Middle to far west of Nepal: There was rocked 5.4 magnitudes Earhquake on 20th of June. But, there was not any damaged. There is still safe for hiking to Rukum, Rolpa, Mugu, Humla and Dolpo regions including Gurellia Trek, Rara Lake, Dolpp Treks and Limi Valley Trek etc. These are still camping organized treks in Nepal.
11. Eastern part of Nepal: Kanchenjanga and Makalu Base Camp Treks are on off the beaten path on East of Nepal. There are basic teahouses en-route of Kanchenjanga South and North base camp now a day. Makalu is still camping organized trek. These two treks are very little affected from Earthquake. There is active monsoon than Far West of Nepal. We hear news of landslide in the monsoon each year. But, there is safe for hiking after monsoon ends each year.
Kathmandu: Nepal’s only one International Airport in Kathmandu was closed for a few hours on 25th of April 2015. Then after, it is fully operating International and domestic flights. Mass of the tourists left Kathmandu by flight after the Earthquake. Here are only volunteering tourists in Kathmandu now a day. The tourist junction is almost empty now. It is beginning of monsoon season and numbers of tourists always decrease during the monsoon. In Kathmandu, unsafe houses and buildings being demolished, the affected areas are gradually becoming safer again. The Nepal government cleared debris of collapse temples and monasteries of the UNESCO sites which reopened from public from 15th of June. Water, food, fuel, electricity, communications, transpositions are running well in Kathmandu now and conditions are returning to normal however; mild aftershocks are still experiencing. Hotels are being formally assessed for safety and repairing and rebuilding work is ongoing. Recently, US, UK and NZ lift travel restrictions to Nepal. It will be very slow recover of Nepal without tourism that is the biggest industry in Nepal. So, Nepal pleads for mountain adventures to return. If you want to help for Nepal, please visit to Nepal.
Pokhara: It is unaffected from Earthquake. Kathmandu to Pokhara tourist and public buses are running normal daily. There is also operating daily several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara. But, there are a few tourists in Pokhara now. Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, Mardhi Himal, Dhaulagiri Circuit and Guerrilla treks begin from Pokhara. It is also known as relaxing place in Nepal.
Biratnagar: This is also unaffected from Earthquake. There are running public buses and operating flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar daily. This city is the gate way of Eastern part of trekking destinations such as Kanchejanga and Makalu Base Camp trek.
Nepalganja: This is also unaffected from Earthquake. This city is the gate way of far western part of trekking destinations of Nepal.
Chitwan and Bardia National Parks: These two National parks are very famous for wildlife adventure and this destinations are not affected from quakes. There is running tourist and public buses from Kathmandu.
Lumbini: The birth place of Buddha, Lumbini is not damaged from quake. It is open for visitors. There is running normal public buses and flight from Kathmandu daily.
Nepal has 75 districts but 14 districts (150km) are affected from quakes. All the roads connecting with Kathmandu and district headquarters are reopened. All the highway between Nepal and India are running well. The highway between Nepal and Tibet through friendship bridge is still closed due to landslide made from quakes.