The Earthquake on 25th April has damaged some of the tourist sites and cultural heritages in Nepal but we are still alive and trying to get back to normal. Even though there are some landslips but roads and air transport are still intact throughout the country. Hotels and restaurants are back in operation. The Tribhuvan International Airport has been operating smoothly. Although the quake caused disaster and damaged the historical structures, we are still able to welcome tourist as there are many other sites left in good condition that can be visited.
Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO) has also called upon the
concerned government authorities to step up measures for ensuring
tourism activities are able to resume quickly. We will soon overcome the
adversity. The destroyed monuments will be rebuilt soon. Therefore, we
encourage travelers to come back to Nepal.
Nobody can fight with nature; nobody can predict when the Earthquake
will hit again, whether it will shake again or not. Once the tremors are
stopped, the probability of Earthquake in Nepal will be as same as in
your place. However, based on the trend of Earthquake’s history, people
say that Nepal has no risk of such higher scale Earthquake for around 80
years from now. Visiting Nepal will be more secured and safe in coming
days because people has learned lesson. They will build Earthquake
resistant structures. They will be more alert and concerned.
We also encourage you to come for trekking. Avalanches are not new in
Mountains but it affects very less while trekking just up to the Base
Camp. Government has not stopped giving permits. Hence come and
experience adventure. However Langtang Trekking might not be possible
for certain time because the village has been destroyed completely. Annapurna region has remained untouched of the Earthquake.
You can go trekking there whenever you want. Everest region was
affected but there are still hotels remained and our Guides are
confident that they can still lead groups to Everest Base Camp and other
trekking routes as well.
Tourism is Nepal’s most income generating sector. We were poor and
Nature left us poorer than before. We need to rise up and for this we
need tourists. If you want to help Nepal, then come and visit Nepal.
Spend your money here and help us raise our economy.