7.8 rector scale earthquake and many predicted aftershock, has left thousands of death people and big scar in the Nepalese livelihood. Still people are showing their spirit to grow again. Nepalese are not the type of people to sit and dwell on trouble. They are proactive in rebuilding the damage and in working within the tourism industry. The tourism industry is slowly and steady getting back to normal.
Tourism has been taken as the major sector of income in our country Nepal. It is the largest source of foreign exchange and revenue, and many jobs here, are depended on the daily inflow of the tourist. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, more than 8% of the country’s $19.29 billion GDP in 2013 came from Nepal’s tourism industry. After earthquake many tourist cancel their plan to visit Nepal thinking Nepal wouldn’t be same and safe. Leaving some part of country, other part are safe and untouched by the earthquake. The history hasn’t been changed. The culture, tourist like to see are still here. The food, they want to taste still smells the best. The warmth in the people smile are still visible. The feeling of being in heaven is still roaming in the corner of Nepal.
Places like: pokhara, bandipur, chitwan, lumbini are still safe. Hotels and restaurants in the tourist quarter of Kathmandu known as Thamel are open. Everest base camp trek, annapurna trek, annapurna base camp mardi himal are all open to provide the stunning views and breathtaking mountain range. Most of the region are still safe including mustang and dolpa trails. Majority of temples in Kathmandu valley, like Pashupatinath, boudhanath, kumari house of patan, Kathmandu and bhaktapur, Nyatapola etc, are still standing. As per Tourism Recovery Committee of Nepal, Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and swayambhunath are already open. All the international and national airports are in operational with zero damage. There have been no outbreaks of viral diseases of influenza. so, Nepal is safe to visit.
This is the time of rebuilding in Nepal. It’s a time when Nepal needs visitors more than ever. If you really want to help Nepal, book a ticket for you holidays now. This will help the victim people to sustain their lifestyle. Want to help Nepal, then visit Nepal. In the case of the recent Nepal earthquake, there is a lot of empathy for how the Nepalese have coped and the images of determination and resilience that were broadcast around the world may have led to much admiration, and encouraged tourists to explore the culture of Nepal further in future.
Still confused about Safety in Nepal ? Is Nepal safe to travel read this : Is Nepal safe to Travel ?
You might have this question, But i want to tell you. Nepal is known for adventurer and thrilling experience which sometime may not be 100% safe. But as the situation created after earthquake, it’s seems obvious question from everyone who want to come in Nepal
Is Nepal is Safe to travel now?
One of the sector that directly impacted after 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal occurred on 25 April 2015 is undoubtedly Tourism. It’s not because of damage created by it but the message spread about the situation through media created the humor and fear on heart of people who was not in Nepal.
Now it has been more than 2 month cross, most of the things already become normal. But Tourism sector is struggling to bring tourism inside country. The major concern about the safety from tourist is obvious but the problem is how they believe it.
Here is the points to justify the concern about safety.
1. The most information which spread all over the world is either fueled by poor journalism or inundate advice from Governments.
2. Nepal is always known as safe destination but now it is even more safe, The People are very hospitable and they are making even better to make easier and to abolish fear on people coming in this time.
3. Lots of INGO, volunteers and rescuer came here after earthquake, Have you heard anything wrong with them. Even today lots of people are here with family and they are happy to be here.
4. Routes, which are affected or supposed to be a danger are already close to prevent from further damage.
5. If you see the statistics, 14 out of 75 districts, 3 of 35 trekking routes, 1 of 8 UNESCO World Heritage, 3 of 18 national park were affected during quake.
6. We have trained drivers on EQ preparedness, so your trips will have lesser risk than before.
7. The hotel have conducted a self-assessment, have been checked by authorities and later by us, and we can vouch for them.
8. We have started a training program for our guides so that when you come you will go with better trained guides
9. We are assessing all our trips currently for risk.