Everest Base Camp Trek Safety: What You Need to Know About Nepal’s Recovery

posted by Admin on August 7, 2015

The 2015 Nepal earthquake left a trail of devastation in its wake in April and the following months – a disaster which will always remain prevalent in the minds of the survivors and loved ones, leaving an indelible mark on the region’s history. But despite its widespread tragedy, the event has also made an impact in another way by showing just how far human kindness can reach.

Thanks to the outpouring of support from organizations, governments, businesses, volunteers and the Nepalese people, the country is on its way to recovery, though it continues to face a long road ahead. While the initial disaster may be over, the social and economic aftershocks are still felt. Nepal relies heavily on tourism as a major contributor to its economy, and the best way to help the world’s most magnificent region is to continue visiting its spectacular sights and the incredible people who live there.

Is Nepal Safe after the Earthquake?

It’s understandable that visitors may feel apprehensive about visiting the region after the earthquake. But Nepal is and continues to be one of the best adventure destinations on the planet, and its main attractions – from Annapurna to the Upper and Lower Dolpa and everything in between – are vigorously inspected and maintained to ensure safety. In fact:

  • 90% of Kathmandu hotels and all hotels in regions like Lumbini, Chitwan, Bardiya, and Annapurna are in full operation;
  • 33 out of 35 trekking routes have not been affected by the earthquake;
  • Transportation infrastructure and major routes between major destinations and international and regional airports are in full use;
  • 9 of the 10 national parks can still be visited;
  • Everest base Camp continues to be frequently used and is in full season condition.

With such an abundance of breathtaking cultural and natural attractions, Nepal continues to reign as one of the ultimate bucket-list destinations for millions of people across the globe. But just as importantly, it is these sites which form the bread of butter of families, communities, and the wider economy of the country itself, with more than 600 thousand jobs invested in the tourism industry. Which is why a visit to Nepal isn’t just a lifetime experience for the wanderlust traveller, but for the heart and soul of the country itself.

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