Travel with Confidence
We will travel again and we will be back in the mountains, but it will not be the same for some time. We value your safety as our utmost priority and we are proud to announce that we will implement safety measures on all our upcoming trips aligned with the safety measures and protocols set by Government of Nepal, WHO and related authorities. We will implement the latest advice and guidance on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and operate our services accordingly.
With COVID-19 vaccines beginning to be rolled out in several spots across the world including Nepal, we remain optimistic that a return to travel will also soon be on the horizon
When you need to travel to Nepal, you can rely on us.
Safety is our utmost priority. As we learn more about the virus, we are improving our safety measures accordingly to provide you with a wonderful holiday experience in our part of the world. We are making significant changes to our trip operations and booking conditions to account for a situation that is too far from normal.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
Plans change and with many uncertainties related to travelling abroad due to COVID-19, we are offering a flexible booking policy to provide you with complete ease of mind. When you book with us you have the flexibility to change your travel plans. Kindly notify us about the changes to your travel plans and we will accommodate your request accordingly.
YOU CAN TRUST US
Highland Expeditions is a fully licensed and bonded adventure company based in Kathmandu, Nepal. This means your money is 100% protected. If in case you are not able to join the trip or we are forced to suspend the trip due to safety issues, we will provide you with 100% credit of your deposit to be used on the future departure dates. There will not be any charges for rescheduling the trip.
A single room will be provided in Kathmandu for every participant from fixed departure groups. In the mountains due to limited rooms, we may not be able to provide a single room but we provide our own bedsheet and pillowcases. A double room in Kathmandu will be provided for couples or people who have travelled to Nepal together. We may change your accommodation in Kathmandu or on the mountain if needed due to safety reasons.
Only the use of private transportation will be allowed on our trips. Each vehicle will be routinely sanitized before every use. We will also ensure more spacing on the seating arrangements to maintain social distancing while transporting. We strictly do not recommend using public transportation during your time in Kathmandu to minimise the risk of virus.
GEARS AND KIT
All trekking and climbing gears we provide to our clients for use will be thoroughly washed and cleaned before every use. We provide the use of the sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag on all our trekking trips and we provide climbing gears at request on all our peak climbing trips. Although our gears and kit are cleaned and washed, we encourage you to bring your own gear if possible.
After your arrival in Kathmandu and during your trip, your guide will provide you with a daily briefing on COVID-19 stats, prevention, measures and other related aspects according to the place. With their local knowledge and our 24/7 support from Kathmandu, we work to ensure that you have a wonderful holiday in our part of the world
UPDATED FIRST AID KIT
On each trip, we provide a comprehensive first aid kit with bottled oxygen for emergency purpose. We also carry a satellite phone on all our remote trips where there are no other means of communication available. Each guide will carry a first aid kit containing thermometer, extra masks, disposable gloves soap and/or sanitizers. We also encourage you to bring your own first aid kit with enough masks and sanitizers.
DURING THE TRIP
All our trip itineraries will be assessed before and we ensure to mitigate the risk as much as possible. If due to any safety reason, we feel like amending the itinerary, we will do so and advise you accordingly. There will be daily communication with the office to report and get updates on the overall situation. Your guide will keep a daily log according in a pre-established format to record itinerary and points of contact to facilitate contact tracing should the need arise.
At ‘Highland Expeditions’, it is our aim to ensure our discerning adventure travellers who respect local culture and prefer to travel the less travelled path, a good vocational break with minimized risks and a worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical or emotional.
Nepal government has allowed tourism activities to commence since autumn 2020. The arrival protocols and guidelines were constantly being monitored, adapt and changed as per the situation. As of March 27, 2021, the government has put forward new arrival guidelines for all arriving tourists for the purpose of trekking and mountaineering under which tourists visiting Nepal are not required to stay in 7 days quarantine. If you are planning on visiting Nepal post COVID? Find out what are the protocols and what you should expect if you are travelling to Nepal after coronavirus.
With these new guidelines, travellers can visit Nepal at ease and as the vaccination has started across Nepal, we look forward to being back in the mountains safely very soon. We will also be strictly implementing the safety measures on all our trips for this coming season and onwards for some time given the current restrictions imposed by different countries.
For those looking to book a holiday to Nepal in 2021, we are also offering a flexible booking policy to provide you with complete ease of mind. Book your desired trip by paying a minimal deposit and pay the balance amount only after your arrival in Kathmandu. If in case you are not able to join the trip or we are forced to suspend the trip due to safety issues, we will provide you with 100% credit of your deposit to be used on the future departure dates. Your deposit will not be a loss and there will not be any charges for rescheduling the trip. Learn more about our Book with confidence
We look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas soon and in the meantime take care and stay safe!