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Foreigners trekking without licensed guide banned in Nepal

Foreign nationals are now required to hire a licensed trekking guide when trekking in Nepal, as the government has prohibited solo trekking. The decision will take effect on April 1, 2023, according to Mani Raj Lamichhane, the Director of the Nepal Tourism Board. The government has made this decision to ensure the safety and benefit of tourists.

The new rule is expected to reduce incidents of tourists getting lost while also benefiting both trekkers and guides. Hiring a guide offers several advantages for trekkers, such as local knowledge, safety, and companionship.

As a result of this decision, tourists will no longer be able to obtain a TIMS card, an essential trekking permit required for trekking in Nepal, without a certified guide. This means that tourists will have to book their treks through a registered trekking company, which will arrange the necessary permits and TIMS cards for them.

Author: Marron Treks

Date: 27th September, 2023