Nepal is the safest destination to travel during the Coronavirus pandemic. Nepal has about 5,000 active cases brought by migrant workers from India. Most of the cases are in quarantine in the southern districts bordering with India. So far community level transmission of the Covid 19 hasn’t been detected. With fewer tourists private trips in the mountains of Nepal are the safest destinations to travel during the Covid 19 pandemic.
As the curve of new cases is flattening, Nepal government has decided to resume both domestic and international flights from August 17 with the special health and safety protocols.
Nepal government is preparing to fly to the countries where flights are not restricted and allow them to enter the country accordingly. Tourism entrepreneurs and service providers are hopeful about resumption of tourism for the Autumn season.
Many countries are gradually lifting their bans by permitting in tourists from countries with relatively low or steadily declining coronavirus cases. Earlier in July European Union began allowing visitors from 15 non-European countries.
What makes Nepal the safest destination to travel during Covid 19 pandemic ?
Nepal has no community level transmission of the covid 19.
About 8,000 active cases are mostly in quarantine and are declining.
Covid 19 was brought to Nepal by migrant workers from India and are mostly in southern Nepal bordering with India.
Mountains are Covid 19 free and the fewer number of tourists make it possible to travel with social distancing.
Unlike many holiday destinations, Nepal is about nature, going away from civilization and self isolation, which are requirement of travel during the pandemic.
Safest Nepal trips during corona pandemic
Nepal is the safest country to travel during the Corona virus pandemic. Nepal is opening its domestic and international flights from August 15 2020 and tourism entrepreneurs and service providers are looking forward to work. With world going through recession and the threat of corona virus, there will be very few travelers in autumn 2020. This will make easy to travel with social distancing even in the popular treks and tour destinations. Here are some recommendation for Nepal tour during Covid 19 pandemic.
Book refundable flight, hotels and tour services. With the low flow of tourists, it is possible to book logistics which could be paid on arrival or could be cancelled at last moment without big charge. The Nepal trips listed above follows these booking flexibility.
Avoid crowded places and close contacts. You can fly or drive directly to the trekking trail head instead of staying in crowded cities like Kathmandu.
Have flexible plan.
Take enough sleep and intake extra vitamin C. Ginger Honey Lemon tea is popular in the Nepalese mountains.
Wash your hands constantly.
Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
Because COVID-19 can be more serious in older adults and those with chronic medical conditions, people in these groups should talk to a healthcare provider and consider postponing travel.
I, along with my wife arranged a 10 day holiday in Nepal with Rabi in September 2018. Our tour included Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara and Bandipur with all surrounding attractions.
Rabi was very prompt in replying and sending itineraries to suit our needs. He was so good in looking after our comforts in our hotels. He made sure to visit us everyday while we were in Kathmandu and even accompanied us as guide in Kathmandu and in Bandipur. He was very polite and got an in depth knowledge of everything about the history. We did not have enough time and energy to go around to all the places he intended to take us around. - SelvaSan - Australia
Best for August & September
If you are limited with time and still want to get the feel of Sherpa land, this trek is for you. Since the trek starts with flight to Lukla at 2,800 m, the trek avoids humid and hot climate of Summer. A short trek of 5 days could be planned based in comfortable Hotels (luxury trek).
The clouds infiltrated from the south, subsides by September and dry sunny days begins. The monsoon rain makes the plateaus greener and wild flowers pop up. With average temperature of 14℃ (7℃ – 21℃ ), September is the best time to go on the tour of Lhasa to Mt Kailash.
Pokhara provides ground for adventure sports. Try the World's most extreme Zip Flyer. Accelerate down 2,000 ft with speed of 140 KMH. Make your free flying dream comes true by paragliding or get close to mysterious Himalayan peaks with Ultra light flights. All in perfect natural setting of Himalayas and turquoise lake. More >