As of 2019, solo trekking has been banned in Nepal in an effort to improve safety for hikers. The new rule requires trekkers to hire at least one licensed guide or porter to accompany them on their trek.
The Nepalese government implemented the ban following several incidents of solo trekkers going missing or encountering dangerous situations without any support. The new regulation aims to prevent such incidents by ensuring that every trekker has a support system in place.
The ban applies to all popular trekking routes, including the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Circuit. It has been met with mixed reactions from the trekking community, with some hikers welcoming the added safety measures, while others see it as an unnecessary expense.
Despite the new rule, Nepal remains a popular destination for trekkers from around the world. With its breathtaking mountains, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, it continues to offer an unforgettable trekking experience.
So, if you’re planning a trek in Nepal, be sure to factor in the cost of hiring a guide or porter, and prepare for a journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.