Trekkers must be accompanied by a guide when trekking in any region of Nepal
Solo Trekkers to hire licensed guides for any treks in high-altitude Nepal.
The government of Nepal has made it mandatory for all trekkers to hire a licensed guide for trekking and mountaineering, and the government has implemented various rules and regulations to ensure the safety of trekkers and mountaineers. It is always advisable to check with the relevant authorities before embarking on a trek or mountaineering expedition in Nepal.
Nepal is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes, and trekking and mountaineering are popular activities in the country. However, these activities can be dangerous if not done properly, and the government of Nepal has taken steps to ensure the safety of trekkers and mountaineers. One of the ways they have done this is by making it mandatory for all trekkers and mountaineers to hire licensed guides.
The government has also implemented rules and regulations regarding the use of equipment and the behavior of trekkers and mountaineers. For example, all climbers attempting to climb Mount Everest must have previous high-altitude climbing experience, and they must also have a government-authorized climbing permit. The government also requires climbers to carry out their own waste and prohibits littering.
In addition, the government of Nepal has established the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) to ensure the conservation and protection of the Everest region. The SPCC manages waste disposal and encourages trekkers and mountaineers to follow environmentally-friendly practices.
Overall, April 1st, 2023, all trekkers must be accompanied by a guide when trekking in any region of Nepal. This decision has been eagerly awaited for years by those involved in Nepal Tourism and has finally been made with the backing of various local communities and tourism organizations. The Nepal Tourism Board has been assessing the pros and cons of making a registered trekking guide mandatory for over a decade, and the decision has been made to move forward with this requirement.