Post-earthquake trekking

33Trekking routes north and west of Kathmandu; theĀ Rolwaling Valley is (temporarily) off limits. The Manaslu Circuit, Tsum Valley Trek, the Helambu Valley and the Tamang Heritage Trail are all now open. Langtang Valley is now open though accommodation is still limited at Kyangjin Gompa.

Pokhara and theĀ Annapurna region were undamaged by the quake. However despite this numbers were down by 50% during the last trekking season (October/November 2015). Nepal needs your tourist money and now is an ideal time to do the popular, but suddenly tourist-lite, Annapurna Circuit, or other treks in the area such as the Ghalegaun Trek, the Ghandruck Trek, the Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek or the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

Despite the destructive avalanche at Everest Base Camp damage in the Khumbu Valley was limited. Treks such as the Everest Panorama Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, the 3 Passes Trek, Mera Peak Trek, Island Peak and Lobuche Peak are all undamaged, though they will be monitored for mudslides and rockfalls during the current monsoon.

Similarly the Kathmandu Valley Ridge Trek, the Panch Pokhari Trek, the Rara Lake Trek, the Upper Mustang Trek, the Lower and Upper Dolpo Treks and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are all problem free.