The decision made by the Nepalese government to ban independent trekking from September 2012 has now been delayed until further notice.
The Ministry of Tourism has stated that it will review the case before making a final decision. According to Tim Greening, Director of KE Adventure Travel, the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) have been asked to "hold this decision for the upcoming season" from October to November.
According to the British Mountaineering Council, the solo trekking ban still applies in Langtang National Park.
Though it is obligatory for all group treks to be accompanied by a government-approved guide, the alteration for individual trekkers was supposed to be enforced from September 2012.
The nationwide ban was to be put in place after a series of assaults and disappearances in the region. But the Ministry of Culture has assured visitors that it is working on improving the safety of Nepal, as well as ensuring trekker's security.
Travellers visiting the region are advised to check the Foreign and Commonwealth website's latest information on Nepal before leaving.
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