Trekking Alerts

What are trekking alerts? 

Trekking alerts are advisories on areas along a trek or treks that believes trekkers should be aware of for their own safety. Trekking Alerts do not always apply to the whole trek unless indicated. For example, an alert may indicate that a particular part of a trek is currently in danger of a landslide, or has a dangerous shortcut, or caution needs to be noted for another reason listed.

Trekking alerts should be regarded as advisories and are graded in the following categories

Red: High Alert – Extreme caution or danger – avoidance is advised

Orange: Medium Alert – there is a danger present – take note and exercise caution

Yellow: Cautionary Alert – be cautionary of an issue or issues

High Alert

TIMS CARDS ARE NO LONGER BEING ISSUED – TREKKING IN NEPAL IS EFFECTIVELY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19: As of March 20th, Nepal Tourism Board have stopped issuing TIMS cards which basically means tourists are no longer allowed to trek in Nepal. Namche Bazaar has also closed its hotels.

It is’s advice that all trekkers in Nepal cease from trekking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to remote areas in Nepal. Remote areas usually have a higher age group which are more vulnerable to COVID-19. There are also few medical facilities or supplies in the mountains.

Please do not go trekking in Nepal until further notice.



High Alert

Annapurna Base Camp (Snow & Avalanche): Currently there is a high level of ground snow along the Annapurna Base Camp trek from Deurali onwards. Extreme caution is advised until the snow has melted.

More information on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek


Medium Alert

Mardi Himal (Short Cut from High Camp to Sidhing): Do not take the trail beside high camp that has a sign post indicating it is a shortcut to Sidhing – sometimes the sign is replaced with just a lodge name or a sign indicating a “New Route”. Numerous accidents and deaths have occured on this route. This is an unofficial route. It is extremely slippery with loose rock.

Use the official trail going directly to Low Camp – ask at the high camp lodge if you are not certain which route to take.

Please note this caution does not affect all of Mardi Himal – only the “shortcut” route to Sidhing.

More information on the Mardi Himal Trek

Medium Alert

Annapurna North Base Camp (Northern Trail): Avalanches have been reported between Hum Khola Camp and Annapurna North Base Camp – this is the route from Lete – Khalyku Camp – Hum Khola Camp. It is not advisable to take this “northern” route until this area has been secured!

The “southern” route from Narchyang – Leg Gaon – Kalo Khola Camp – Chhotepa – Hum Khola Dovan – Bhusket Mela – Annapurna North Base Camp does not have any avalanche alert.

More information on the Annapurna North Base Camp trek

Cautionary Alert

Snow on the ground (Annapurna Region + all regions): Snowfall in late February is still on the ground. Most of the heavy snow fell in the Annapurna Region, however mid-high altitude locations throughout Nepal also has snow on the ground. Trails may not be fully visible. Exercise caution when trekking in any region in Nepal where snow is on the ground. 


Cautionary Alert

Langtang Valley (Theft – Lama Hotel to Langtang Village): Previously there have been reports of theft from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. Exercise caution and take due precautions. Trekking with a partner or guide is advised.

More information about the Langtang Valley Trek

Two Dutch Female Trekkers

Name: Two Dutch Missing Trekkers
Nationality: Dutch

Date Last Seen: March 18th
Location Last Seen: Jagat to Throng La PAss (Annapurna)
Status: Missing – Found

Ankit Sah, Sajit Lama, Abhisek Mahato, Suman Bhatta

Name: Ankit Sah / Sajit Lama / Abhisek Mahato / Suman Bhatta
Nationality: Nepali

Date Last Seen: January 31st
Location Last Seen: Khopra (Annapurna)
Status: Found – Alive

Thomas Wierks & Si Sung

Name: Thomas / Sung Si
Nationality: Dutch / Korean

Date Last Seen: 22nd September, 2019
Location Last Seen: Thuman (Langtang)
Status: Found – Deceased

Hui Ju Chien

Name: Hui Ju Chien
Nationality: Taiwanese

Date Last Seen: 15th September, 2018
Location Last Seen: Kaski (Annapurna Base Camp)
Status: Missing –

Corrie van Veggel

Name: Corrie van Veggel
Nationality: Dutch

Date Last Seen: 20th February, 2018
Location Last Seen: Mardi Himal Base Camp, Annapurna
Status: Missing

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Trekker Alerts are from and do not represent any official alert or advisory from Nepal nor any official organisation in Nepal. is not responsible for trekking conditions in Nepal. If you have any concern about a trek or conditions surrounding a trek, please contact the relevant authority in Nepal.

Warning! As of March 20th, TIMS cards will no longer be issued due to COVID-19 Please see Treking Alerts