Nepal is now open for trekking. Trekkers have begun to trickle in after nearly two years of closure. While arrivals are only 15%-20% of the usual October trekking crowd, we hope to see an uptick in November. Vaccinated travelers do NOT need to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers need to quarantine for 10 days after arrival in Kathmandu. All visitors will have to show a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.
Our first group was a family of 4 who trekked with Rajbir to Manang. Later this week, Kandu will be taking a couple from the UK to Everest Base Camp.
With the funds we raised during the second wave, we distributed 500 sacks of rice to poor families in the Khumbu region and another 500 sacks or rice and cooking oil to poor families in the Annapurna region (outside Pokhara).
3 Summits for Nepal and the MIRA RAI INITIATIVE would like to request your help. Our objective is two-fold. We would like to provide the female trainees: 1) their first high altitude running experience and 2) basic guide and first-aid training. We plan to take the female athletes for a two-week trail-running training trip in the Everest region. This will be the girl’s first high altitude experience giving them an opportunity to reach an altitude of over 18,000 feet (5,200m). Our goal is to raise $11,000 so we can take 5/6 trainees and 1 trainer to the Khumbu region. We have raised $5,200 so far. We plan to continue this program every year as part of the trainees’ graduation program. We thank you very much for the contributions you generously gave us in the past. Our fabulous partner Global Pearls, a 501(c)3 based in the U.S., will process your donations which can be made using this link and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. Use link below for donations: