The Best Time to Travel to Nepal is Now! (2021-2022)
Are you looking for the perfect way out of COVID confinement and anxiety? It is the best time for traveling to Nepal. Read on to know why. Although many nations are still battling the COVID pandemic through lockdowns, Nepal has almost flattened its curve with very few new daily cases.
Yes, you heard it right. Nepal is one of the few countries that is back to normal. Unlike other countries still struggling to contain the virus, traveling in Nepal is safe- just like in the pre-COVID days.
All you need is a PCR negative report (taken no earlier than 72 hours on arrival at the Airport) or a covid vaccination certificate, and you're good to travel all over Nepal.
Nepal Government has reopened on arrival visa.
The government of Nepal is making sure that every Nepalese Citizen is vaccinated. More than half of the population and all people living in the tourist destinations are fully vaccinated.
We, Discovery World Trekking, as a leading travel & tourism company, vaccinated all of our staff back in Oct 2020. We have safely operated in pre & post covid periods and are implementing new ideas to keep everyone safe. The lockdown in Nepal is over, and we have been operating tours and treks within Nepal for a few months.
Starting from November 2020, we have organized a handful of treks in the Himalayas, such as the Niklas trek - a journey to Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lake. Similarly, we had a very cordial experience managing Ruby Valley Trek for a family with four sweet kids.
Updated Travel Protocol
As per the latest Nepal Government decision, travelers to Nepal are required to show the following documents at the immigration office of Nepal at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.
- Vaccination Certificate showing vaccination completed - at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal.
- Negative RT-PCR or equivalent COVID-19 Report issued no more than 72 hours prior to airlines Counter check-in. Children below five years do not need this.
- A copy of the legal permission issued by government authorities (in case travelers are
- entering Nepal for mountaineering, trekking, or other similar activities).
- CCMC Form (printed copy, (link here)
- Hotel Booking proof
Requirements for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers All protocols mentioned above. In addition, unvaccinated people need to stay at hotel quarantine for ten days at their own expense. After quarantine, on the 11th day, travelers need to take a PCR test. If the report is negative, the travelers are free to travel all over Nepal.
Travel to Nepal from USA, Europen & Australia
Since November 2020, we've been organizing other treks such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, and many more. We aim to be our valuable clients' partners in their adventures and discoveries while ensuring safety.
Nepal is Almost Fully Vaccinated
Above is the picture of Discovery World trekking along with Mr. Paul Gurung (CEO) joining the vaccination program. As we are at the frontline, we take the responsibility and the wellbeing of the DWT family and our invaluable clients seriously.
In its fight against COVID, Nepal is doing pretty well. Daily new cases are lower than that of recovery, and Nepal is almost back to normal. Businesses, schools and public transport are open.
How we operated treks/expeditions during the pandemic
During the pandemics, for a while, it was tough to operate any tours and travel. Nobody knew how to deal with COVID, but eventually, we figured out how we could travel safely. Since October of 2020, Nepal has loosened restrictions on mobility and travel.
We have been conducting treks and tours since October 2020, following the UN and Nepal Government's travel guidelines.
During this time, we managed to operate treks like Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo lake for our friend Mr. Niklas, a travel enthusiast and nature lover.
Similarly, we also managed a private family trek with four amazing kids, all under 12 years of age, to Ruby Valley, which also happens to be the hometown of our CEO Mr. Gurung.
By pioneering Ruby Valley Tourism, we got an amazing insight into how we could make treks more exciting and worry-free. Since then, Discovery World Trekking has been conducting 100% safe, amazing joyful treks to Langtang, Manaslu, and Annapurna Circuit.
We are an Eco Travel Company, and more than 60% of our clients are recommended by our previous clients who are happy with our warm hospitality. We guarantee you a fun-filled, adventurous, and memorable experience enhanced by unmatched quality service. Here are a few valuable clients sharing their experiences about Discovery World Trekking.
Welcome to Tribhuvan International Airport
We at Discovery World Trekking make sure to be there to receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport. As per tradition, we welcome you with Garland and smiles. While at the airport we make sure to make the necessary Covid-19 Guidelines and drop you at your Hotel. Here’s How we welcomed Mr. Nikal for his trip to Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek.
Everest Base Camp Trekking experience of Niklas with Discovery World Trekking
Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
Best moments of the Mt Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is full of amazing breathtaking landscapes, White snow-capped mountains, and some interesting places like Hotel Everest View (Highest Altitude Hotel in the words at nearly 4,000m/13,000ft), EBC trek is truly an iconic trip. Opened in 1971, Hotel Everest View has been listed on the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the Highest Placed Hotel in the world at 13000ft. Featured in 100s of famous Travel magazines and Travel Guides.
Mr. NIklas At Hotel Everest View
This hotel is in the middle of the world’s highest peaks, the view from the restaurants is just magical, also the view from the room is such a heavenly experience. Situated within the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park in Nepal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel offers a 360-degree view of the awe-inspiring peaks. With a view of Mt. Everest from every room, visitors can immerse in this mesmerizing scene in luxury.
Mr. Nikals at Kala Pathar (5,550m)
As our trip was an extra added adventure, Discovery World Trekking also organizes a short trip to Gokyo Lake which is Another perk of this trip. Gokyo is the most popular lake situated at 5,000m in height making it one of the highest altitude lakes in the world. On the freezing temperature, the lake freezes for the most part of the winter and international Ice Hockey is organized which is one of the most thrilling experiences to have. The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. According to Wikipedia Research “more than 500 Hindus take a holy bath in the lakes during the Janai Purnima festival, which usually occurs in the month of August” & “On an average, more than 7,000 tourists annually visit the Gokyo Lake. The lake is worshipped as the residing place of 'Nag Devata' (Snake God); a temple of the Hindu deities Lords Vishnu and Shiva is situated at the western corner of the lake. You’ll be shocked to know, ThereTheir is a belief that birds and wildlife in the area should not be harmed and has traditionally protected fauna which might be one of the best traditional practices in the History of Mankind.
Ama Dablam ( 6,812m)
Another best part of the trip is the majestic view of Ama Dablam. The iconic shape of the mountains draws the attention of many tourists on the way to EBC. At an elevation of 6,821m, it shines Golden with sun rays from the village of Dingboche. Recently, Qatari royal family member Sheikh Mohammed Abdulla M. A. Al Thani climbed Mt. Amadablam in Mt. The Qomolangma region increases the popularity of the Unique mountain.
Similarly, another notable place in the EBC journey is definitely “Tengboche Monastery”. Tengboche monastery is amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of "outstanding universal value”), draped with a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains, including the well-known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Its History goes back to 1918, believed as the holy monastery is the savior of the village.
Many tourists find out later that you can’t see Mt Everest from Everest Base camp. That’s we tailor our trek in such a way that we hike up to Kalapathar to get the Majestics View of Mt Everest on our trip to Everest Base Camp. Having the most iconic views of Everest, Kalapathar also offers a Magical view of Nuptse and Changtse which is just spectacular. With a rise in popularity and for more scientific researches, Kalapathar has the World’s Highest Webcam installed from where you can view the most iconic view from the top of the world. This is the most exciting part of the journey where you see Mt Everest from the closest point possible. Now you know where to get the best views of Mt Everest, don’t miss hiking up to Kalapathar!
So many unique mountains, amazing views, and the unique lifestyle of Sherpa culture and their traditions is just a perfect blend of amazing trekking experiences. This trip takes us to the native Sherpa village which is a sacred place for that community for centuries. You'll also taste the local food of Sherpa people which helps them to stay energized all day in such cold temperatures.
Yet another making of Mother Nature, Khumbu Glacier, This icefall is the first major attraction point—and among the most spectacular—on the standard south col route to Mt Everest (Sagarmatha). It is also the largest glacier in Nepal in the lap of Mt Everest. It is considered one of the most popular routes for the ascent of the mountain. And yes, you'll get to experience the Khumbu glacier in person during Everest Base Camp Trek.
A family trip to Ruby Valley Trek
Similarly, it was very exciting to welcome Phillip’s family at Tribhuwan International Airport. After the pandemic, it was a great challenge to ensure safety and satisfaction at the same time. With our extensive research and with the sincere support of local people, we’re able to manage and operate the trek around the off-beaten Ruby Valley Trek a.k.a Ganesh Himal Trek.
We were more than glad to see the Philips family for the unique Ruby valley trek. With Discovery World Trekking Happiness is guarantee and we’re just carrying the legacy of years of quality service experience which makes your journey a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's always special when having small kids on board in such an amazing trek. We recognize how exceptional those moments can be and we make sure to accommodate everything you need for the journey. We welcome Mr & Mrs. Philips, their very young 1-year-old baby, 5-year-old kid, 9-year-old, and the eldest 12 years old all together and are ready to make this trip enchanting and adventurous for everybody.
Here’s what Philip’s Family had to say about our hospitality, “We could not have asked for a better time trekking in Ruby Valley with our 4 children (12, 9, 5 & 1 years old). We had a wonderful guide, Dol, & 3 amazing porters Amrit, Prabhat & Gokul. They were so professional, helpful, patient, focused & a joy to get to know. They helped our family, with small kids, to cross over Pansang Pass & enjoy so many beautiful places.
On this particular trek, we were able to visit their own home village, Chalish (Mr. Gurung’s Village), & get to meet their immediate family members & learn about daily life thereof planting, harvesting & preparing important crops such as red millet & corn, cooking over a fire, visiting the school there, hearing the stories of childhood & seeing the cohesiveness of people working together. Our experience was unforgettable! The package they offered made our time very smooth & well-provided for. Mr. Paul Gurung was always in good contact with us, answering any questions swiftly. He is very detailed-oriented & organized things so well for our family. We had no problem getting our visas at the airport, & the staff was waiting for us outside to take us to our hotel. On the trail, we ate the food of the villages we visited. We took refreshment from nature & a wifi-free part of the world! We had a great family time!
Concerning Covid-19, we all made sure we tested negative before our trek. The staff took precautions, & we felt very safe as we went on the trail. There is no evidence of Covid-19 in these areas. We could enjoy a normal life again in the beauty of the Himalayas. We are confident this experience will remain in our family's hearts forever!”
Finally Certificate of Completion of Successful Trek
After Every Successful trek, we congratulate our clients, Mr.Nicklas, & Phillips family with an official Certificate of Completion of Everest Base Camp & Ruby Valley Trek. It’s a huge moment every time we reach Base Camp which gives us of Sense of achievement and we feel proud to be part of it.
Everest Trekking Experience With Discovery World Trekking
Have a Look at How Mr. Gerg & Ms. Jayde’s experience was at Everest Base Camp. “We’re feeling Alive, it’s victory, it feels like we’re at the top of the world,” they say. In Fact, it is an achievement that makes you go along trails of the Great Himalayas which tests your limits but at the same all counts. There’s a quote by Yama Buddha which literally translates to “It’s the hustle of slope which makes the top the most beautiful”.
By the time you reach your destination, you’ll see how better you know your pals, the journey gives you lifetime memories and amazing friends which go through your life.
When you join Discovery World Trekking for trekking/expeditions, we welcome you as a family. We really think it’s our utmost responsibility to take care of everything which you’re here in Nepal. Since Covid-19, we have made several changes and taken many precautions authorized by Nepal Tourism Board for Making your vacation in Nepal a once-in-a-lifetime experience.