Restricted Areas

Nepal has many areas restricted for foreign visitors, requiring trekkers to obtain a special permit and be accompanied by a guide. The advantage of these areas is that they are less affected by tourism preserving culture and the traditional way of life. We provide full arrangement of permits, and guides experienced in travelling into these out of the way regions. 


Each area offers something unique. Our pick of the best restricted area treks include:

Dolpo - the 'Hidden Valley'

Manaslu & Tsum- 'Little Tibet'

Mustang- the 'Forbiden Kingdom'

Rowlawing - Border Land



'Karma was an exceptional bridge to accessing local people's daily lives and taking us to spectacular places.'

Emma, South Africa

Poon Hill trek

'My sister met Karma 12 years ago & I am the fifth member of my family to trek with him. He truly is a wonderful guide.'

Andrew, New Zealand

Helambu trek

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