Uttarakhand Travel Guidelines

Travel Guidelines by Uttarakhand Government for Tourists

Kindly go through the guidelines that are needed to follow in accordance with your booking. Do check the packages best suited for you. Uttarakhand Government has opened its borders with certain mandatory guidelines to follow, kindly go through the Travel Booking Guidelines shared below:

Uttarakhand Travel ePass

You can apply for travel epass for travelling to Uttarakhand from here: https://dsclservices.org.in/apply.php

Mandatory Travel Guidelines for Tourists planning to visit Uttarakhand:

  • Revised orders have been issued for Unlock 4 in Uttarakhand, which will come into effect from September 21 onwards. Under this, many concessions have been given to those who will be visiting the state.
  • Registration is mandatory for all inbound persons by all modes of transportation, on the Smart City web portal of Dehradun: https://dsclservices.org.in/apply.php , prior to their travel. 
  • All inbound people have to mandatory download Aarogya Setu App. During registration, relevant documents as sought in the registration portal shall be uploaded. 
  • No need to book hotel or homestay for 2 nights.
  • Apart from this, if any tourist is found to be positive for coronavirus, the hotel management will have to inform the district administration about it with immediate effect.
  • It is not mandatory for the tourist to bring Covid-negative test report before check-in in hotel/homestay. However, checks like thermal scanning, sanitization and other prescribed health protocols for hotels and restaurants must be complied with. If so required, the hotel management may frame their own procedure for tourists coming to their hotel.
  • If any tourist is found Covid positive then the hotel management shall intimate the District Administration immediately. District Administration shall make an arrangement for random checks to ensure that compliance of MHA and MoHFW, GOI guidelines by the Hotel Management/Homestay owners.

Uttarakhand Tourism Unlock 4.0 Guidelines for Tourists (FAQs) - New and Updated

Why necessary precautions are mandatory?

Uttarakhand is still in the green zone, the government officials have managed to keep the surge in cases limited even after the migrants return and limited tourism opening for people traveling from other states. As a travel and social endeavor it is our duty to keep it that way.

The local villagers are at a delicate situation as they need to rely on economic stability of tourism industry while staying safe from covid exposure. That is the primary reason why it is still taking them time to convincingly take a suitable decision. Hence both the travelers and organizers must work together to make them feel safe while transiting through village / base of a given trek or destination.

  • For all our bookings we will strictly follow the guidelines issued by government sector and manage all tours with hygiene and caution.
  • We have collaborated with hotels and guides who are following the safety and hygiene guidelines diligently.
  • It goes without question that health facilities aren’t up to the mark in most remote villages of Uttarakhand which are base to treks and offbeat destinations.
  • The safety of such villages who remains unaffected by Covid pandemic, is a responsibility we both are undertaking together.
  • We request you to buy all the essentials with yourself before commencing the travel and avoid visiting local shops for last minute shopping.

Corbett is open for tourists and Safari

Online booking for day visit in Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhela, Pakhro, Dhikala, Durgadvei Zone will start from 10 October 2020 and night stay at various rest houses inside Corbett Tiger Reserve will start from 15 October 2020.

  • Testing of all visitor, drivers and guides for temperature using contact-less thermometers be carried out at the entry point. In case of any individual has a temperature higher than normal, he/she will not be allowed for safari.
  • All visitors including drivers and guides shall ensure use of masks and face shields and every vehicle shall have providision for a sanitizer which shall be used at the time of boarding/deboarding/whenever required.
  • No Eco Tourist shall be allowed to disembark with in the tiger reserve
  • Visitors should be aware and shall abide by the latest Guidelines issued by Government of India and Government of Uttarakhand before coming to Jungle Safari to avoid inconvenience.

Date: 10 October 2020

Valley of Flowers open for tourists from 15thAugust

Even though it was announced earlier that Valley of Flowers have opened for tourists, the decision was still speculated as no hotels were open in Ghangaria then. The local travelers were visiting Valley of Flowers from Bhyundar Village and coming down on the same day. But now the good news is that a few hotels have opened up at Ghangaria which will make Valley of Flowers an approachable trek during its final 2 months of opening this year.

August 15 to September 15 is still a best time visit Valley of Flowers National Park and with very limited human footprints this year, the valley if blooming with some rare colorful flowers. We are accepting private trek bookings for Valley of Flowers from August 15thto October 15th. You can check Valley of Flowers Tour Packages.

Soon More will be open by Team eUttaranchal.

eUttaranchal is now open for customized tours and treks

After a long wait of near 6 months and following the government guidelines throughout this phase, we are finally opening with customized tours and treks with limited bookings. 

After following the Covid Pandemic updates during this time it is likely that we must learn to live with it for some time to some. While going for a Himalayan hike is a challenge in itself, we should agree to another challenge, which is adhering to all the guidelines for your and everyone else’s safety while traveling.

Mandatory precautions taken by our Team

  • Tented accommodation on Single / Double Occupancy basis depending upon your preference.
  • No village tours will be conducted as of now to keep the local population unexposed to travellers.
  • Local staff will be equipped with masks, gloves and sanitizers.
  • We will stick to staying in campsite or at our own properties at the base.
  • Social Distancing will be followed between local staff and trekkers
  • Meals will be served in Tents. We won’t be carrying Dining Tents.
  • Trek leaders will give you a demo to cross difficult intersections and trekkers are expected to support each other while traversing such slopes.
  • The guide will be present throughout and will lend a helping hand if extremely necessary. Our guides are experienced and capable to judge the potential of trekkers and take necessary decisions under such circumstances.
  • We will be shuffling local staff on every trek.
  • All sleeping bags and tents will be washed and sanitised after every trek.
  • Basic health checkup will be done of Guides, Cook and Porters before assigning them for the tour.
  • All tours and treks will be totally customized; group treks are on hold at the moment.

Mandatory precautions for the Travellers

  • You need to carry sufficient amount of personal sanitizers, face masks and a personal medical kit during your travel.
  • Trekkers are expected to pack their own sleeping bags, assigned to them.
  • It is advisable to carry your own sleeping bag but not necessary.
  • It is advised to bring your own vehicle or get a local taxi from Uttarakhand during your journey.
  • Do not rely on rental gear and try to buy your own gear well in advance.
  • Trekkers are expected to bring their own set of cutlery and water bottles during the trek.
  • Take extra care of yourself before you go for the Covid Test.
  • Temperature should be normal and oxygen level should be high before commencing the trek from Base Camp.
  • Maintain safe distance of atleast 1-2mtrs from other trekkers.
  • During your journey do not share anything with locals / kids.
  • Also remind them or maintain social distancing if by chance anyone comes near you at the base or during the trek.

It is safe to plan trek from September onwards considering you follow the guidelines and come well prepared. Further changes may be applicable depending upon the COVID-19 safety policies and updated regulations for the travel industry as implemented by the government.

Updated Cancellations Policy

If Trek Bookings get cancelled, then we will issue redeemable vouchers which can be used in future.

Please note that our policies, procedures and changes will be fulfilled in accordance with Government regulations in future. We will keep you informed if any last-minute announcements changes are likely to be implemented. Good news is that with certain guidelines we are now allowed to access to a few heavenly destinations in Uttarakhand to explore.

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