Alone trekking in the mountains has been banned in Nepal.
Nepal is also said to be the home of the 8 highest mountains in the world while the country is also known for its beautiful trekking areas.
From now on, however, tourists who hope to trek into Nepal’s remote mountain regions must hire a government-licensed tour guide or join a group for trekking.
According to foreign media reports, Nepal Tourism Board Director Mani R. Lamichane has announced a ban on solo trekking on mountains in the country.
A statement issued by the director of the Nepal Tourism Board said that the decision was taken because there is no one to help in case of emergency when traveling alone in the mountains, the infrastructure in the remote mountains is not adequate.
Apart from this, he said that the ban on solo trekking on the mountains has also been imposed due to the fact that even the government is not able to trace tourists when they go missing or are found dead.
It should be noted that earlier the Nepalese government had banned solo trekking on Mount Everest.