Is Nepal Safe to Travel?

Is Nepal Safe to Travel?

Simply the answer is YES, of course. Nepal has been always a safe place to travel. Travelling to Nepal is not only safe but also hassle free, fun, amazing and an extraordinary experience on itself. Overall, travelling into Nepal contains no more risk than travelling in any other part of the world. In fact as a traveler you are much safer in Nepal than in other countries. All the major tourist areas of Nepal are policed and patrolled. Nepal Police has a special branch of the Tourist Police who are dedicated to assist travelers and keep them safe when if a situation arise. 

It is just couple of years Nepal was passed through an internal conflict and infighting between the government army and the Maoist rebels due to the political disagreement. Reports indicate that some about 13000 Nepalese had been killed during the insurgency but not a single tourist had been targeted or harmed by the rebels during a decade long revolution. There were number of tourist travelling Nepal even though the conflict had crafted wrong message to world about the safety and security situation of Nepal.

Nepal may have had been hit by a devastating earthquake but thats not what Nepal is all about.  On 25th April 2015, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake with following aftershocks, with its epicenter at Barpak.  The durbar squares suffered damages and the historical Dharahara collapsed. There were disastrous effects in and around Kathmandu with places that were historical sites and popular tourist destinations being ruined. If you ask is it safe to visit Nepal then yes it is safe to visit Nepal. Why is it safe to visit Nepal after the Earthquake? Let me 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 the earthquake having 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. Nepal has a lot more places to see, that would be exciting, adventurous and beautiful which would make your stay and travel at Nepal really amazing.

2. Nepal is a paradise that would totally amaze you in various ways. The beautiful landscapes, the varied cultures and tons of exciting activities one can involve would make anyones visit to Nepal, an awesome one. Nepal is indeed one of the best places in South Asia for a thrilling and exciting travel with its magnificent natural beauty, the varied biological diversity, the breath taking Himalayas, the mouthwatering cuisine and the friendly and hospitable people.

3. Nepal has a very rich bio diversity and wildlife, with its beautiful wildlife and national parks, only one out of ten national parks is affected by the earthquake with the remaining nine national parks completely safe to visit. So, visiting Nepal to discover its wildlife and national park would always be great option even now.

4. The highways and subways connecting major cities and towns in Nepal have not suffered any damages so moving around and traveling around Nepal would not be any problem.

5. Nepal is a home to 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 where one can check the wonders of Nepal recognized globally.

6. The national and international airports in Nepal have not suffered any damages due to the earthquake with flights operating making travel to Nepal from other countries and domestic travel around Nepal safe and risk-free

7. Nepal being a land of tall mountains of the Himalayas and varied landscapes is indeed a trekkers paradise.  Only 2 out of 35 major trekking routes have been affected by the earthquake, making trekking in Nepal really safe and okay.

8. Hospitals, clinics and various medical facilities in various Nepalese cities and towns are safe, in operation and running smoothly. There has been no burst of epidemics or viral diseases.

9. Communication in Nepal is not a problem as well with access to telephonic lines and internet working fine and smoothly.

10. There are plenty of hotels in Nepal and tourist destinations around which are completely safe. A large percentage of 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.

Further information about the travel preparation can be found on our Before to Travel Nepal section.

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