During this unprecedented times, we hope you and your closed ones are safe and healthy. Please know that we are thinking about each and everyone of you; our past participants, supporters and well-wishers.
We would like to keep you updated on behind-the-scenes at Himalayan Adventure Labs. Also, recently we started monitoring changing travel scenario in Nepal. We will continue to assess the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on escalating travel, health, and safety restrictions and proactively communicate any impacts on future trips. Please check this page for the latest updates.
Himalayan Adventure Labs Information (Updated August 6, 2020)
- Unfortunately, we had to postpone all of our spring trips. Also, there will be no trips through HAL till end of September. We will access the situation in coming months, and communicate accordingly to our participants and supporters.
- We know this pandemic has caused not only mental and physical stress but also a financial one. Unlike big companies, we have processed all refund request within a matter days.
- Being a small local company with minimal overheads and part time staffs we are able to keep afloat during this crises. We believe HAL will welcome adventurers from all around the world in near future. But for now, please look after yourself, and if possible someone else too.
COVID-19 Information (Updated August 6, 2020)
- Widespread Lifting of Government Lockdown with Some Exceptions: On July 21 the Government of Nepal announced the decision to end the nationwide lockdown as of 2359 hours July 21, 2020. Although restaurants and hotels are now permitted to open, some establishments, such as cinemas, salons, and spas are still closed. Trekking and mountaineering are also permitted, according to the announcement. Long distant public transport will be allowed to operate beginning August 17.
- Extension of Flight Suspension: The government has suspended regularly scheduled domestic and international flights until 2359 hours on August 16, 2020. Additional information may be available through the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal at http://caanepal.gov.np/
- Nepal Immigration Suspension of Services: The Nepal Department of Immigration (DoI) in Kalikasthan, Kathmandu resumed services from Monday, June 15, 2020. All visa holders requiring any visa-related services should consult DoI for information about visa matters. (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/)
- Nepal Country-Specific Information:
- For statistics about COVID-19 in Nepal, please find updates at https://covid19.ndrrma.gov.np/.
- Entry and Exit Requirements:
- All land ports of entry into Nepal remain closed until 2359 hours on August 16.
- Quarantine Information:
- Suspected cases already in country will also be quarantined for 14 days.
- Local Resources:
- Nepal Ministry of Health and Population at https://heoc.mohp.gov.np/update-on-novel-corona-virus-covid-19/ or at Facebook
- Nepal Ministry of Health and Population COVID-19 Hotline Local Telephone Numbers: 9851255839; 9851255837; 9851255834 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Infectious Disease Hospital (Teku) Hospital at firstname.lastname@example.org and the National Health Public Health Laboratory at email@example.com for patient testing and quarantine.
- Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu: https://www.tiairport.com.np/
- Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal’s published list of international departures from Nepal: http://caanepal.gov.np/aerodromes/tribhuwan-international-airport
Note: Information here is taken from multiple sources and we advise to use it only as a reference. Please check with concerned authority in your home country and country you are traveling to, before making any travel plans.