Nepal is safe to travel after devastating earthquake.
As we know that Nepal recently faced one of the biggest shocks of earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 Richter scale which killed more than 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It made hundreds of people homeless across many of the district of the country. Many of the centuries old buildings were destroyed which is a great loss of our country. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bahktapur were destroyed.
The only question that everyone has in their mind right now is “Is Nepal Safe to travel?” Because of the concern on the devastation that earthquake brings, the focus it gets; the scenario has been made larger than what the actual situation is. Since, the Government of Nepal, Ministry of culture, Tourism and Civil aviation on its press release has assured that Nepal is safe and secured place to visit; there is no need to question the safety of travel in Nepal.
Nepal is rich in its beauty and the earthquake has caused very little damage. Among 75 districts only 8 districts are affected; having its effect on the central and western districts only. Among 10 national parks only 1 is affected. Out of 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites only 3 sites are damaged. No effect in the highways and subways connecting major cities and towns; No effect in the national and international airports in Nepal; therefore no risk to travel around. Only 2 out of 35 major trekking routes have been affected by the earthquake, making trekking in Nepal really safe and okay. There has been no burst of epidemics or viral diseases. Communication in Nepal is not a problem as well with access to telephonic lines and internet working fine and smoothly. There are plenty of hotels in Nepal and tourist destinations around which are completely safe.
Of course, nobody can fight with nature. Nobody can forecast when the Earthquake will hit again. We have been hearing from people that Nepal has no such higher scale earthquake for around 80 years from now. Also if we see then the government has opened heritage sites in Kathmandu for tourists since 15 June and also the Director General of the Department of Archaeology confirmed that they will reopen Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and Patan Durbar Square for the tourists officially from that day and we can see that has been opened.this is your right time in Nepla if your looking to do some volunteering work in eartquake victim area in nepal, that will be alywas unforgettable for Nepali people.
The Nepali people are really working very hard to clean up as well as re-build the nation. The condition of the mountain is safe. All the lodges, hotels and communications are still good. The mountains look beautiful as before. You can see the new smile of hope in people. Mount Everest still stands as the highest peak in the world. All international and domestic flights are operating normally. There are many such places in Nepal that have escaped the disaster, and there are many places to visit. So do not hesitate to put Nepal as your travel list in next season. This beautiful country with many excitements awaits you to visit. Your support will help the country to rebuild. Your small effort can make a huge difference.