What are trekking alerts?
Trekking alerts are advisories on areas along a trek or treks that MissingTrekker.com 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
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 MissingTrekker.com’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.
More information on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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
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
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.
More information about the Langtang Valley Trek
Report or update an alert!
If you have been trekking or heard of an area where you’d like to report a danger, incident or wish to update any current alert, please contact MissingTrekker with details.
Trekker Alerts are from MissingTrekker.com and do not represent any official alert or advisory from Nepal nor any official organisation in Nepal. MissingTrekker.com 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.