Everest, the Khumbu region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. Every year thousands of trekkers visit this region and the main aim is to reach Everest Base Camp and other popular routes like Gokyo lake, Three high Passes, Everest Climbing, and popular peak climbing.
After the Pandemic COVID situation, almost Khumbu valley was in a sleeping situation now after the new Khumbu Region Entry Protocol from the Committee hopefully it will turn into a positive way.
An aggressive vaccination campaign conducted by the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has resulted in all residents over 18 being fully vaccinated. This was facilitated by the Verocell vaccine donated given by the Chinese government which had a condition that all Municipalities connected to Tibet get fully vaccinated. A smart move to protect the borders but useful for the bordering Palikas (village development committee.)
Accordingly, the Everest Region now is OPEN for visitors who are either fully vaccinated or have done a PCR test 72 hours prior to entering the region. Visitors who are entering on foot, and not flying in, will also be subject to antigen testing as they enter the region.
The visitors of course, still have a role to play to keep communities and themselves safe.
Great protection from the Namche Lodge Association and the Namche Youth Group, showing the way. The Youth Group also aims to put flyers in each lodge, and signs along in each community in the region, reminding visitors and crews of the roles that they need to play. They are looking for funds to do that. If anyone wants to support this cause, can help connect you up.