Great Himalaya Trails

Great Himalayan Trails, GHT Special restricted area trekking is one of the most remote trekking trails of the world. GHT restricted area does not mean strictly forbidden but is hard to reach which acquire especial conditions (permits, training, and documents) to be fulfilled. Very few outsiders has visited this side of hidden Shangri-La of Nepal's Himalayas.

Some of the remote areas of Nepal were restricted for foreign visitors until 1991. After multiparty democracy in Nepal, rule has been changed together with new democratic constitution regulation and opened for visiting the most inaccessible and firmly controlled area in Nepal. The regulation designed primarily to protect the environment and cultural of the remote regions and provide the security and safely for both foreign trekkers and Nepal's northern border with China. Trekkers are not allowed to trek alone in this restricted area. You should be at least 2 people in the group. Trekkers are not allowed to trek alone in this restricted area. You should be at least 2 people in the group and the treks must be fully arranged through Government registered Trekking Company like us (Xtreme Climbers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd).  We arranges the trekking permit through a series of applications and guarantees letters. The trek should be fully equipped with required necessary Tent’s, Support Staffs, Cooks, etc. Each group has accompanied with a government environmental officer. The environmental officer has to handle all the formalities with the police and government offices in route. Here are some restricted trekking routes, where we arrange trekking trip.

Xtreme Climbers offers and organize those trekking routes with a pledge of mountain beauties, glaciers land lakes, local ethnic settlements,  rivers and cascades and various rare but ethnic lures. Restricted Areas in Nepal are the untouched and unexplored paradise on earth, as they are enormously natural, hidden valleys, and local tradition and cultures. All these steps have been taken to protect the cultures and natural influences. But after that year, trekking bustle to these areas have been increasing more and more till today. Camping trek is the classic style for restricted area visiting. Numerous treks that might be proposed on a guide are in limited regions and you either can't get a license for these territories. Numerous pieces of Nepal situated in the Himalayan area are shut to Tibet. The way of life and way of life of Tibet may contrast from Nepal. Since the way of life and culture are extraordinary, those regions are limited with the goal that Nepal's way of life won't be influenced by Tibet's. What's more, there are additionally political explanations for certain Restrictions for Trekking in Nepal.

List of Top Restricted GHT Trekking Trail in Nepal:

  • Upper Mustang Trekking

  • Dolpo Region Trekking

  • Upper Rolwaling Trekking

  • Makalu Region Trekking

  • Manaslu and Nar-Phu valley Trekking


Special Permit for Restricted Area Trekking Routes in Nepal

Trekking route which required special permits or documents from the government of Nepal, Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board & Nepal Immigration) to trek through but not strictly forbidden. It is also known as a special route in a sense because for an individual permit is not issued, there must be a minimum of 2 people for issuing the permits. Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo (probably one of the remote trekking trails of the world). among few others are marked as restricted area trekking. Very few foreigners had visited this part of the world.

Things You Must Know Before Planning a Restricted Trekking Region:

Those who are interested in trekking in these routes must contact for legally registered trekking companies like us in Nepal, list mentioned above are some trekking area  which are listed as a restricted zone trekking and which are strictly controlled and authorized by the Government of Nepal.. One can only visit this trekking region after getting a permitting authority from the Department of Immigration Nepal. Licensed holder guides will be provided and for an individual trekker, a permit is not acceptable. So that they will apply for the permits, which are based on your necessary documents by the Department of Immigration. At least they must be in a group (minimum 2 persons). Xtreme Climbers offers group joining facility to an individual trekker who is willing to go trekking in restricted areas of whole Nepal. Make sure that the expiry of visa is up to date to receive the special permits of Upper Dolpo, Upper Mustang and much other trekking and hiking trails of Nepal Himalayas. Permit entry cost for Upper Mustang & Upper Dolpo Treks is US$500 per person  (for the first 10 days). 

The Foreigner (Protected Areas) Act expects an outsider to acquire a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to enter the certain territory in Nepal. So as to acquire a grant, voyagers must need certain prerequisite. Such confinement is forced because of security reasons. To help secure the delicate condition and social legacy, Restricted Area Permits are required and trekkers must go with enrolled control and should be in at any rate two out of a gathering. Horse locale and Kanchenjunga area are conceivable to direct in teahouse mode while Dolpo district requires full outdoors with a few night spending on high fields. Limited territory trekking in Nepal is testing; requires high-wellness and stamina yet the prizes are basically hypnotizing.

Tips for Restricted GHT Area Trekking:

  • Minimum group sizes of 2 people are required for issuing the special permits. The individual is banned for the legal process but group joining might be an option. Permits can be observed from the Nepal Tourism Board, FIT (Freelance Individual Trekking) and Department of Immigration (Kalikasthan, Kathmandu). For more information about the permits in Nepal, you can check in to travel info section of our site.

  • Preserve a local culture, tradition, and customs is our responsibility and we must respect it. 

  • Clothes, types of equipment and safety gears are a compulsion. Guides, porters, and other helping staff will be having their personal accident insurance.

  • The suggested routes are only for trekking purpose that means it cannot be changed. The companies, guides will be responsible if the routes are changed.

  • Travelers doing trekking or any high mountain climbing or expedition must carry the permit before passing these areas as well obey the rules and regulations of the restricted areas.

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