The Maoist-led opposition is planning large demonstrations in central Kathmandu on Saturday 28 February, particularly around Ratna Park, New Baneshwor, Tundikhel and the Tri-Chandra campus. Demonstrations could turn violent. There may also be demonstrations in other parts of Nepal. You should avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, and monitor local media.
Never trek alone. Use a reputable agency, remain on established routes and walk with at least one other person. Take note of weather conditions and forecasts, and come prepared. Altitude sickness is a risk in all trekking regions.
All air carriers from Nepal have been refused permission to operate air services to the EU due to safety concerns.
Nepal is considered to be at high risk of a major earthquake.