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, it is.” On May, 2015, Nepal Government has released the official press ensuring Nepal is safe for tourists and has encouraged them to visit Nepal.
Nepal is one of the best and adventurous tourist destinations in the world and here are top 7 reasons why you should visit Nepal and why is it safe after the earthquake.
1. Nepal is still beautiful as before
Though the destruction of Earthquake was massive, we still have got beautiful places to visit, that’s surely going to be exciting and adventurous which would make your travel amazing. You can still see the majority of landmarks in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur stands still.
2. Adventurous treks and hikes calling you
An Earthquake might have shaken Nepal and ruined many beautiful places, but our pridy mountains, be it Mt. Everest or Mt. Annapurna, they are still intact and are opened for trekkers. Only two out of thirty five trekking routes were affected.
3. Life and Business are back to normal
It has 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. The process of rebuilding Nepal has been faster than expected.
4. Discount offers, Value for money
To encourage tourists to visit Nepal, many travel companies, trekking agencies and hotels are offering special discounts for visitors. Nepal is once in a lifetime experience and it is a great opportunity to enjoy a lot more, paying less. So, it might be an ideal time to visit Nepal.
5. Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering is at the very core of being a human and helping people, it’s always a wonderful feeling. If you are interested in helping people and doing volunteer works, then, this is the perfect time to visit Nepal, Nepalese people needs you. You can teach in schools, help farmers, help to rebuild and if you have no idea from where to start, you can join organizations which are doing volunteering works. Overall, it is a great opportunity to travel with a good cause.
6. Disaster tourism in Nepal
It can be a wonderful opportunity to see another side of Nepali people and experience disaster tourism in Nepal. It is always ok to be curious. You can experience how people in Nepalese society come together united in order to help each other. The co-operation, love and care between the neighbours here are amazing, hardly experienced elsewhere. The people you meet, here are incredible and co-operative, you are surely going to learn so much.
7. Nepal needs you
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. Your visit and stay in Nepal, all of it will contribute in rebuilding Nepal. This time, you would not only be travelling for fun but also you would be travelling for a good cause.
It is always the best time to visit Nepal. 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.