Is Nepal Safe? Well this is one of the major questions that everyone asks us every now and then after the quake. In our previous blog, we had clearly mentioned that Nepal is safe to travel and there are many other trekking routes available even after the earthquake. We definitely cannot ignore the damage made by earthquake but it is equally important to understand that only some parts of Nepal were effected and not all of Nepal. There are still many routes available to explore and trek around. Here we have collected various images and videos from different sources to portray the clearer picture of Nepal after the earthquake.
National and International Flights
All national and international flights in the country are operating normally. If you check the official website of Tribhuwan International Airport you can find the arrival and departures of many international flights. Flights have been operating as normal as before the earthquake. Here is the recent image of Lukla Airport along with various other videos taken after the earthquake.
Trekking Routes & Places Around
There are many destinations which have little or no impact of the quake. Some of the most beautiful areas of the country are open for tourists - you can still, with reasonable precautions, have a wonderful and safe time in the mountains and around our many cultural centres.
We have collected some images of the trekking trails to give you an idea of how it actually looks like.
Everest – Khumbu Region
"We have explored the area till Everest Base Camp and the trekking trails are all safe" – says one of the lodge owners at Gorakshep. As of now all these routes are safe to trek. Our Yeti Mountain Home lodges in the Everest Region are in operation at Lukla Phakding, Monjo & Thame and so are the other local lodges.
There is also a team of expert geologists and engineers from Miyamoto International assessing the trails, lodges and bridges next week. They are a world authority on this so we're hoping for a really comprehensive report.
Here are some images of the Khumbu region.
Annapurna Base Camp
Two clients (from our sister concern Ker & Downey) Mr. Ioannis Papadimitropoulas & Mr. Evangelas Papadimitropoulas were on the ABC trek from 15 -25th May 2015 i.e. after the earthquake. They had a wonderful experience of the trek and went as per their itineraries.
Another team from Miyamoto are assessing the Annapurna trail too.
Also here are some videos from the Guides who have been to the trekking routes.
Around the City:
Here are some photos and videos around the city, the videos include the experiences of foreigners visiting to Nepal, customers in Kathmandu Restaurants, security guard to various others.
Hotels and Resorts
There was recent news on a daily Newspaper stating that 90 percent of Kathmandu valley hotels declared safe; many hotels in city are operating as they were before. Moreover, hotels in Pokhara, Chitwan are also safe and offering various kinds of discount packages to the national and international clients. Here are some of the renowned hotels which have received a "GREEN STICKER" after their building was inspected by the Government of Nepal after the earthquake.
It’s unfortunate that more negative news are being circulated in the Medias which has created major confusions in the international market whether or not to travel Nepal but we’d like to assure that Nepal is safe to travel and anyone visiting can enjoy the majestic beauty of the country.
Thanks to Yeti Airlines, Adventure Quest, Pasang Sherpa, Pasang Dawa Sherpa, Aviral Paudyal, Yalamber Rai, Ashok Khanal, Prakash Subedi, Amita Daibagya, Sonam Sherpa, Jo Chaffer, Funuru Sherpa, Saraswati Gurung and everyone who has helped us collecting all these photos and videos.