Nepal Is Safe to Visit

Nepal Is Safe to Visit

August 9, 2016

Tourists around the world are in dilemma whether Nepal Is Safe to Visit or not. On 25th April 2015, Nepal was hit by the devastating earthquake with 7.8 magnitude scale taking the lives of more than 8000 people and affecting millions. Many historical sites and popular tourist destinations were affected. The lives of all Nepalese people changed in a few seconds after this destructive shake.

Despite all, Nepal is slowly recovering from this disaster. Many people all over the world united together and step forward to help Nepal. It has been hard, but the people here, have never lost hope. Now, Nepal is hoping to welcome tourists back to the country.

Even after 6 months of this disaster, many people are still wondering whether it is a good idea to visit Nepal or not. One of the question, we have heard from most of the foreigners is “Is Nepal safe to visit after the Earthquake?” Well, the answer is “Yes, Nepal Is Safe to Visit.” On May, 2015, Nepal Government has released the official press ensuring Nepal is safe for tourists and has encouraged them to visit Nepal.

Taking part in a workshop on ‘recovery of country’s tourism after the earthquake’ organised jointly by the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Nepal Tourism Board today, Minister for Foreign.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripasur Sherpa said over 80 per cent tourist destinations in the country are safe even after the disaster and this message should be disseminated  globally. Out of 35 major trekking routes here, the quake inflicted damages on only two routes. Tourist destinations in some 11 districts suffered earthquake damages, he added.

 

Let us give you 10 reasons why Nepal is safe to visit after the earthquake.

  1. Out of 75 districts in Nepal only about 10 districts are affected by the recent earthquake with its effect on the central and western districts only. There has been hardly no damages in the Eastern part, the Mid-West and Far West part of Nepal.
  2. Moving around and traveling around Nepal would not be any problem since highways and subways connecting major cities and towns in Nepal have not suffered any damages.
  3. Nepal has 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, out of which only 3 has suffered damaged due to the earthquake with the remaining 5 sites being completely safe to visit.
  4. Earthquake has not caused any damage to national and international airports in Nepal. So, national and international flights are safe and risk free.
  5. Out of 35 major trekking routes, Langtang and Manaslu region Trekking were affected by the earthquake. With the reconstruction and rescue programs, these trekking routes are opened and are safe to visit.
  6. Communication in Nepal is not a problem as well with access to telephonic lines and internet working fine and smoothly.
  7. Hotels in major sites were not affected by the earthquake and tourists can easily find places to accommodate themselves in hotels, motels and guest houses which are safe.
  8. Medical facilities and institutes in various Nepalese cities and towns are safe, in operation and running smoothly. There has been no burst of epidemics or viral diseases.
  9. The destructive earthquake followed by its severe aftershocks has served a crushing blow to the country’s economy. The best way to help Nepal recover from the earthquake is by visiting Nepal as the tourism industry is very important to Nepalese economy.
  10. Its been more than 6 months now and people over here, are all back to their normal lifestyle. All the business has reopened and the tourist infrastructures are running without any problem

 

We recommend you that Nepal Is Safe to Visit. If you have plans to travel Nepal, then go for it. What tourists can actually do to help Nepal right now, is by visiting Nepal. This could be the most fulfilling and great experience of your travelling life. So stop thinking and start backpacking today.Tourism is essential to the country’s recovery after the devastating earthquake. Share and spread the truth about the current situation in Nepal. To support Nepal in these tough times with tourism.