Trekking in the far eastern and far western region of Nepal including some of the villages beyond the Himalayas are popularly known as restricted region trekking. Trekking in these areas is controlled by the Government of Nepal as it is close to the Chinese / Tibetan border and has a lot to do with environmental, ecological and cultural preservation purposes. Free individual trekkers are not allowed to enter without a special trekking permit which can be issued by the Department of Immigration in the request of government registered trekking agencies of Nepal. Some popular destinations of restricted region are Dolpa district, including lower Dolpa and upper Dolpa, Mustang district, including upper Mustang and lower Mustang, Manaslu region, Mugu district, NarPhu valley in Manang, Gaurisankar and Lamabagar in in Dolakha district, Timure and Thuman in Rasuwa district, Simikot and Yari in Humla district, Kanchanjanga region in Taplejung district, Chhekampar and Chunchet in Gorkha district. Nepal government has set the special trekking permit fee to these places based on total days of trekking and priority of the regions. Organized camping treks or lodge to lodge trekking in restricted regions of Nepal is only possible with agencies- in fact it is obligatory for those areas that require a permit.
The above mentioned area- popularly known as restricted region is worth experiencing for different and unique features than normal trekking regions of Nepal. Some of the well noted characteristics of these places are the stunning views from high points, flora and fauna, unique landscape, unique cultural practices of people, retains of medieval Tibetan culture in some places like Upper Mustang. Excluding the upper mustang trekking, these regions have no facility of guesthouses so the traditional ways of trekking , tented camp trekking, has to be organized. Massif Holidays operates the camping trekking in restricted areas of Nepal with all required facilities of trekking gear, food, fuel, tents for dining, sleeping, mattresses, sleeping bags and required basic equipments.
Massif Holidays has some well designed trekking packages to the restricted regions of Nepal with best suited itineraries to experience the unique Himalayan journey in the distinctive Himalayan land. Some popular trekking packages of restricted regions are Upper Mustang Trek-18 days, Tiji Festival Trekking-18 days, Tsum Valley-19 days, Nar Phu Valley Trek-24 days, Rara Lake Trek-15 days, Lower Dolpo Trek-24 days, Damodar Kunda Trek- 19 days, Upper Dolpo Trek- 24 days. If the above itineraries don’t address your specific requirement and time framing , please feel free to contact us for the customized trips to travel in your own itinerary. Our well experienced travel counselor suggest you to make a perfect holiday plan in the land of Himalayas.
We met Bijay , one of the founder of Massif Holidays who made all this possible to trek amazing Gokyo valley. His communication style was great with full of information.…