A big question still looms around the heads of many travelers and trekkers, ” IS NEPAL A SAFE DESTINATION TO TRAVEL THIS AUTUMN?”
The answer is “YES“. And there are strong stats and reports defending the answer and supporting the claim Nepal is a safe destination to travel.
The final outcome of the danger assessment of two of the popular trekking routes “Annapurna Circuit and the Everest Trail” done by an international company “Miyamoto International” has shown green light and declared ready for business, is one perfect example.
It is true that the earthquake of April 2015 have made an devastating impact, however its almost four months and things are back to normal. Nepal being a small south asian country still have many wonderful and amazing places worthwhile exploring.
So, we have list of activities you can do during your Nepal Visit this Autumn 2015.
#1 Trekking up the Himalaya
Nepal has always been a trekking destination attracting travelers from around the world,all thanks to the beautiful landscapes and high mountains. As mentioned above the Everest Base Camp trail and Annapurna Circuit are open and waiting for tourist. Beside the two popular trek you have many options and choices to explore the majestic and magical himalayas of Nepal, from a short and refreshing trek to Ghorepani/Poon hill,to the mythical high deserted region of Upper Mustang behind the high walls of the himalayas.
However, if you wish to explore the Langtang and Manaslu region than, you may have to wait. Rehabilitation and aid work are on progress so the trekking trail will be operational sooner or later.
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#2 Adventure Sports
If you are one of those adventure junkie who loves blood pumping, heart racing, breathtaking, thrilling adventure then nepal is the perfect playground. Bungee Jumping in the deep Gorge of 160 Meters, Paragliding in the sky of pokhara with fascinating view of the Annapurna range, White water Rafting in some of the fast flowing rivers, Zipping down 600 meter vertical drop at the speed of 140km/hr are some of the best of best adventures which will surely get your adrenalin going.
Experience the trills in the land of adventures and be apart of a fascinating tales to tell your friends. Be a part of some of the must try adventure this Autumn.
#3 Wildlife Jungle Safari
If you think nepal is all about high mountains then you are mistaken. The Terai region of nepal covered with mostly tropical jungle is home for some of the best wildlifes mostly endangered species in the subcontinent.
Experience the wilderness on a back of an elephant or a four wheel jeep jungle safari ride. With more than 10 wildlife reserve and conservation area combined, wildlife jungle safari can be perfect holidaying option this Autumn. None of the wildlife reserves were affected during the earthquake.
#4 Sightseeing around Kathmandu.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu is still possible, the affected 3 UNESCO world heritage Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square are all open. The affected area are barred and lanes have to marked for the safety of the visitors. You can walk around the durbar squares and see nepalese artisans rebuild these historic buildings.
Places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Budhanilkantha having no or lesser impact are all accessible.The surrounding monastery of Swayambhunath are under construction, however the Swayambhunath area is still accessible.You can still walk around and visit many other temples and historic buildings that remain throughout the Kathmandu Valley.
#5 Visit Pokhara and Lumbini
Pokhara and Lumbini are two of the must be places in Nepal. If you want to escape the crowded capital and go to a place where you can relax than Pokhara is the perfect destination. The lake city will welcome you with the magnificent Fishtail Mountain and cool breeze of Phewa “fewa” lake.
Lumbini, one of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage site is a greatest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. Holding immense archeological and religious importance, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. You can soak up the peaceful atmosphere exploring beautiful monuments and temples built by different nation.
Gorkha, Langtang and some remote villages should be avoided in terms of tourism. Consult your Travel agency for more information.
Meanwhile, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Chitwan, Bardia, Lumbini and Pokhara are all open to tourists and you will not be in any “disaster zone”.
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