Just as I eased into my cold bowl of cereal this morning, I read a quite surprising post from the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal website.

The TAAN have just announced that all tourists will require a Guide or Porter to accompany them on any trek in Nepal from September 2012.

According to the post this stems from a rise in missing or murdered trekkers over recent years, namely the recent murder of a Belgian trekker in the Langtang National Park.

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