Has Nepal started to welcome international tourists in 2022? Our Inbox is quiet full with such questions from prospective travellers to Nepal. Well, Nepal never closed it’s borders to international tourists but imposed some strict travel orders in order to stop the transmission of the Coronavirus. In fact, they were the international travel protocols suggested by WHO. In brief, tourist season kicks off in Nepal and we are happy to welcome our guests again.
Along with the completion of autumn season in 2019, Nepal entered into the threat of new type of virus that created a worldwide nuisance. It is Coronavirus. There are still a dozen new variant of this virus and the whole world is suffering with this pandemic. However, along with the invention of vaccines, countries are getting into normal. Lockdown in the cities became relaxed and borders started to open with conditions.
Nepal was in the mood to celebrate Visit Nepal Year – 2020. Several programmes and tour packages were released in the spotlight of the VNY 2020. Unfortunately, Government of Nepal decided to ease the VNY program sighting the effect of the pandemic. Travellers had to cancel their travel plans due to the severe transmission of the disease. Despite expectations, 2021 couldn’t control the transmissions fully.
In 2022, some silver lines have started to appear in the dark clouds. The entire world is desperately looking forward to re-open their tourism. Many countries softened their travel protocols. Borders are open again to welcome the travellers. Nepal cannot remain isolated and tourists have started to plan again to explore the beauties of Nepal. This is an exciting news for all of us working for betterment of tourism industry in Nepal.
The best seasons for trekking are considered during autumn and spring in Nepal. October and November are the most favourable of all months. Summer season has just become off clearing the dust and clouds in the sky. The weather permitting remote flights such as Lukla, Jomsom, Dolpo requires the clear sky. Nepal owns varieties of clourful festivals and autumn makes anyone spellbound with the delightful festivities.
The weather has a favourable temperature and there are no worries of severe snowfall or ice blockade in some of the most popular trekking trails in the world such as Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Gosainkunda Lake, Manaslu Base Camp and of course the virgin Dolpo. Climbing and expeditions are yet another favourable activities for adventure travellers.
If you are planning to travel in 2023, it may be a good idea to start searching of your favourable trip now and reserve a place on the long awaited holiday of lifetime. The hotels seem to have more bookings for the coming years. It seems that 2023 can bring a flood of tourists in Nepal. The lockdowns and isolations have ruined the life of many people and are now looking forward to some peace of mind. Nepal is definitely rich for it’s spiritual and natural values to fulfill their needs.
Many international airlines are in queue to connect to Kathmandu while Nepal has already inaugurated it’s second international airport, the Gautam Buddha International Airport. The third is going to commence from the start of the new year 2023, the Pokhara International Airport. We are hoping that the new international airports will be helpful to bring more airlines and more travellers. There would be sufficient seats for interested travellers thinking to visit Nepal in 2023.