Restricted Area Trekking

Restricted Area Trekking Information

There are many parts of Nepal in which the entry of foreigners is strictly controlled. And you either cannot get a permit for those regions or must travel with a liaison officer and pay for a special permit. Some areas are specifically closed to foreigners.

When planning your trek, assume that these areas will remain closed. Don’t count on a last-minute change in the rules. There are numerous police check posts in the hills. And police will turn you back if you try to trek into a restricted area. Officially there are no longer any restricted areas in Nepal. The immigration office rules now state that “trekkers are not allowed to trek in the notified areas previously known as restricted”. Rather than get involved in all this semantic complication. The term “restricted” is used here to refer to places that are closed to trekkers. Or open to trekkers only when accompanied by a Government register trekking company. There are many reasons why restricted area trekking exists. In most cases, it is a hangover from a time when the border with China was more sensitive than it is now.

Environmental groups, particularly the Nepal Nature Conservation Society, are pressuring the government to keep some places closed for ecological reasons to avoid cultural and environmental degradation. Because trekkers require assistance when something goes wrong (accident, illness, or theft), the government restricts some areas because it doubts that it could provide the security trekkers need. There are also political reasons for some restrictions. In the 1970s, for example, the Jomsom trek was closed because a major foreign-aided military operation had been mounted there in support of the Khampas in Tibet. There are many influences on the decision to open or close certain parts of Nepal to foreigners. Recent changes have liberalized both trekking and climbing, and considerable pressure exists to open more areas to trekkers. Himalayan leaders are here for you to make all the safety arrangements and arrange sufficient tours in this region.

Restricted Area Trekking
Mustang

Nepal: 18d Mustang Hidden trail Mountain bike

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,900 m

The Mustang Region was popular as the Mustang kingdom and closed for foreigners. Even after it was Nepalese territory, entry was tightly restricted for foreigners.…

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Lower Dolpo

Nepal: 28d Upper Dolpo Trekking Itinerary

Grade

Sophisticated

Max. Altitude

5,360 m

The 28 days Upper Dolpo goes through the western part of Nepal. Trekking in the Upper Dolpo is a very adventurous trek. We walk through…

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Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour

Nepal: 18 Days Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep tour

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,800 m

Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour Highlight Enjoy the Tiji Festival in the beautiful and naturally secluded city of Lo-Mangthan. Explore the beautiful surroundings and gorges…

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Himlung Himal

Nepal 30 Days Himlung Himal (7126m) Expedition

Grade

Very Demanding

Max. Altitude

7,126 m

Himlung Himal Himlung Himal, located in the northeastern region of the Annapurna range, stands as one of the most stunning mountains in the area. With…

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Saribung Peak

Saribung Peak Expedition

Grade

Sophisticated

Max. Altitude

6,328 m

Saribung Peak Climbing Saribung Peak is a popular destination for climbers in the mid-western region of Nepal. It locates in the remote Mustang area surrounding…

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Manaslu Trekking

17 Days Manaslu Trekking

Grade

Sophisticated

Max. Altitude

5,120 m

Manaslu Trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that takes you through "the restricted area" of Nepal. This area was opened to trekkers in 1991 and has…

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How to Get to Rara Lake via Jeep? How to Get to Rara Lake via Jeep?

Nepal:14 Days Rara Lake Jeep Tour

Grade

Very Easy

Max. Altitude

2,290 m

Rara Lake Jeep Tour: Exploring the Hidden Gem of Nepal Rara Lake, located in the remote countryside of the Mugu district in western Nepal, is…

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Mustang Jeep Tour

Nepal: 17D Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,800 m

The Mustang Jeep Tour The Mustang Jeep tour presents an exceptional opportunity to explore the captivating region of Mustang within a short period of time,…

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Tsum Valley

Nepal: 18days Tsum Valley Trekking

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,700 m

Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word "Tsombo" which means…

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Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nepal: 22d Nar Phu valley Trekking

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

5,416 m

 Nar Phu Valley Nar Phu Valley Trekking offers a wonderful and stunning view of the mountains and peaks of the Annapurna region. This trek is…

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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Nepal: 15 Days Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,900 m

Highlights of Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Drive and experience a cool environment and bumpy road making way from Marpaha-Jomsom-Kagbeni to Lo-ManThang. Experience a glimpse of…

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Mustang trek

Nepal: 20d Upper Mustang Trek

Grade

Moderate

Mustang trek Mustang lies in the North of the Annapurna Himal. Its territory extends up to the border of Tibet (China). Firstly, the Mustang Region…

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Tiji festival himalaynleaders

Nepal: 19d Tiji Festival – Upper Mustang

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

4,010 m

The Tiji festival is a three-day ritual known as “The chasing of the Demons”. And it is centered on the Tiji myth. Tiji tells the…

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Upper Mustang Motor bike

Nepal: 15 Days Upper Mustang Motor Bike Ride

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,840 m

The 12 Days Upper Mustang Motorbike Ride Mustang is situated on the Northern side of the Annapurna Himal and bordering Tibet (China). And the Mustang…

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Rara Lake

Nepal: 17d Jumla to Rara Lake Trek

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,500 m

Rara Lake is one of the Deepest lakes. And It is located in the Mugu district in the far west of Nepal. near district-headquarter Gam…

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Lower Dolpo

Lower Dolpo Trekking in Nepal: Guide, Permit, Cost

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

4,580 m

Lower Dolpo Trek. Dolpo is located in North West of Nepal. It is on the isolated corner of the Trans Himalayan Zone. Dolpo is a…

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Manaslu Trek

Nepal: 19d Manaslu Trek

Grade

Sophisticated

Max. Altitude

5,120 m

Manaslu Trek, there are many parts of Nepal into which the entry of foreigners is strictly controlled. Therefore for those places, you need to travel…

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Mustang, Lo-Manthang

Nepal: 19d Mustang Lo-Manthang Trek

Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,900 m

Lo-Manthang Trek is situated in the North part of the Annapurna Himal. And it is near the border of Tibet (China). The place knows as…

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