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 March 26, 2021)
- For 2021, we have two fixed departure trips; Annapurna in May and Manaslu in October. If for any reason you can’t make on a trip or the trip is postponed, we will refund full amount (minus any transaction charges) immediately. You will also have an option to defer the trip.
- Being a small local company with minimal overheads and part time staffs we are able to keep afloat during this crises. We also processed refunds within a matter days, unlike big companies.
- 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 March 26, 2021)
- Although Nepal is open for tourists we saw minimal tourists in January 2021, ~ 9k. The figure includes diplomats and INGOs workers. So the exact number of tourists is much lower. As you are aware, there are travel rules (latest circular below) in place for incoming travellers. Big news coming out recently is that travellers are not required to stay in a quarantine. However, travellers have to take a PCR test again, once in Nepal and wait until the report comes out negative before travelling. Things can change quickly so please consult extensively before making travel commitments.
- 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
- US Embassy in Kathmandu pools information from different sources and is quite extensive. Please follow this link for detail information on COVID-19 Information.
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.