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Renting car is the safest way to travel during Covid 19 pandemic | Rent car in Nepal

Author: Rabindra Adhikari
by Rabindra Adhikari
Posted: Aug 04, 2020
during covid

The lockdown is over and the festival season starts in most of the Asian countries. With sky clearing and relenting heat more people are looking forward to go on holiday. The festival season increase travelling as people will be visiting their hometown, relatives and pilgrimage sites. Moreover they need to get out after the four month long and tedious lockdown. However the threat of Corona virus is still imposing and extreme caution must be taken while travelling.

People are wondering about the safest mode of transportation at the moment. Flights are resuming but the journeys through populated airports and in confined airplane cabin with other passengers is subject of worry for travelers. Increased movement of people, lack of awareness and bizarre public transportation in some countries make it almost impossible to travel with public transportation. In such renting a private vehicle is the best option.

How safe are car rentals?

Car rental companies are taking special safety measures to prevent their customers from Covid 19 virus. Vehicles are sanitized after every use with Covid 19 standard disinfectant. They disinfect the vehicle from the steering wheel to the ventilation system. The companies also provide additional protection such as antibacterial gel, wipes, face masks and gloves in the cars completely free of charge. In some countries they require signing a document with details of their health status, while in other countries they even request a medical certificate with negative on Covid 19 test. In case customer starts to show symptoms, the car will be quarantined and used only after disinfecting.

Since renting a car is the safest mode of transportation during Covid 19 pandemic, the business is almost back to normal worldwide.

Rent car in Nepal

Nepal is one of the most popular adventure holiday destinations in the world. 800 km stretch of the world’s highest mountains including Mt Everest makes its northern wall. Renting a car to drive to the hill stations, mountain villages and resorts is quite popular in Nepal. Driving one can watch the exclusive landscape and stop to take pictures wherever they want. Also flying is limited by weather and landscape. People rent a car to drive to trekking trail heads to make trekking short and scenic. Hill stations like Nagarkot, Bandipur, Tansen and Daman are popular for spectacular sunset and sunrise view over the snow peaks and serene natural ambiance. Many people just drive to the hill stations and enjoy the tranquility of nature. Nepal is also popular pilgrimage destination for both Buddhists and Hindus. Renting car is the best way to visit pilgrimage sites scattered across the country. The rough, mountainous dirt roads are also popular for 4WD off-roading trips. The most popular road trip is to Upper Mustang traversing the Himalayas.

Rent safe cars in Nepal during Covid 19 pandemic

Nepal is the safest country to travel during the Covid 19 pandemic as there are only about 5,000 active cases and most of them are in quarantine. The virus was brought to Nepal by migrant workers from India and most of the cases are in the southern districts sharing border with India. So mountains and the Himalayan destinations are safe for travelling. Here are some tips about renting safe car in Nepal during Covid 19 pandemic.

  • Some companies are disinfecting and changing covers after every use. So make sure to rent the car taking optimum precaution.
  • Cars with separate driver cabin are available for rental.
  • Avoid crowded cities and visit the mountain towns like Bandipur, Nagarkot, Daman, Sarangkot.
  • Stay in small boutique hotels off the main town rather than big star hotels with hundreds of rooms. Make sure they disinfect the room after use.
  • Common places and closed restaurants in hotels are not in operation. It is better to visit open / garden restaurant and get food packed. Bring your own cutleries and mug for drinks.
  • Car rental companies are providing sanitizer, wipes, masks and gloves. So make sure to wash hands or use sanitizers after you are out and have touched anything.
    • About the Author

      I am an adventurer from the Himalayas of Nepal. I love exploring new places, reading no fiction books and writing travel journal. Here is my Nepal Tibet Bhtutan tour blog.

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