Interested in climbing the world’s highest peak? You’re in luck — after months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks and trails are opening up to adventurers once again.
Nepal will begin to issue permits for climbers hoping to travel in September, October, and November, just as international flights start again in mid-August.
You don’t have to be willing to climb the world’s tallest mountains to take advantage of the reopening. Many smaller peaks and popular trails, like the iconic two-week journey to Everest Base Camp, will open up for the autumn season as well.
Those braving the trail to Everest should be sure to stop in at The Irish Pub in Nacho Bazar, the world’s highest Irish pub, for a pint of Guinness to improve their climbing experience.
Learn more about trekking routes, trekking permits and your options for solo or group travel here.