Adventure TravelNews asks tourists to visit Nepal
Despite damage to historical and cultural monuments due to devastating earthquakes on April 25 and May 12, Nepal is still able to welcome tourists with open arms, according to Adventure TravelNews.
Roads and air transport links remain intact across the country; the majority of hotels and restaurants are already back in operation; and apart from the regions of Manaslu and Langtang, most trekking areas have escaped widespread damage, it wrote in its site today.
Tourism is one of the mainstays of Nepali economy, and Nepal will certainly need the income that tourism brings as it attempts to recover from this disaster.
Asking the tourists to travel to Nepal, Adventure TravelNews suggested to visit Nepal in October and November, the peak season for tourism, and the best time of year to visit Nepal. "Trekking in Langtang region has, sadly, been highly impacted, so it will probably not be until the end of the September that tourism resumes here in earnest," it said, adding that the people of these areas have lost everything as a result of the earthquake; the best way to support them is by helping to restore their former way of life. "Most of the people of the area depend highly on the income generated from tourists visiting the region; it is only really this income that will help the people recover from the tragedy."
The majestic Himalayan mountains and lush countryside still await the more intrepid visitor, while the people of the region busily rebuild so they can welcome visitors with the friendliness and generosity that the Nepalis are famous for. Travelling to these areas will help the local economy enormously, and will function as a primary source of ongoing sustainable aid, the Adventure TravelNews wrote further. "And one needs have no fear for one's own safety – Nepali architecture from now on will tend more towards stronger and safer structures."
It also assured that other than the highly affected areas of Manaslu and Langtang, trekking in most other regions can be undertaken at any time; Manaslu will start by end of September and probably Langtang too. "Pokhara is very safe, and still captivates with its magnificent mountain views and serene lakes," it read, adding that Chitwan and Bardia also escaped widespread damage, and are thus ready to showcase their abundance of natural life. "The birthplace of the Buddha, Lumbini, did not incur much damage and is thankfully all set to welcome visitors back to its sacred soil."
Inviting tourists to visit magnificent and bustling country of Nepal, and support as she attempts to stand proudly on her feet once again, the Adventure TravelNews suggested to walk the beautiful trails in the shadow of the most magnificent mountains on earth and help Nepalis reset their course on the path to prosperity.
The Adventure TravelNews has also asked the visitors to show the rest of the world that Nepal is once again a safe place to visit and explore; that there is nothing to fear and everything to be gained by witnessing first-hand the indomitable spirit of its people as they set about constructing a new identity, a new architecture, a new legacy on top of the still living and breathing vestiges of the old identity, the old architecture, and the old legacy.
Nepal is now embarking upon the most fascinating period in all of its ancient history, and one could be right there to see it happen.
The devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude hit the country on April 25. The earthquake was followed by a number of severe aftershocks that were felt as far away as India, Bangladesh, and Tibet. As a result, more than 8,600 people died and thousands more injured, not to mention the wholesale destruction of buildings throughout the whole of the country. The earthquake also leveled some of the nation’s historic monuments including centuries-old palaces and temples listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Likewise, the earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mt Everest in the famous trekking regions of Manaslu and Langtang sending the mountaineers back home for the season.
However, the devastating earthquake and subsequent aftershocks has shaken Nepal but it has been unable to shake the courage, strength, and spirit of the people as they are ready to welcome the tourists as always.
The Kathmandu Valley is alive and kicking and striving to get back on its feet.
Relief is slowly reaching the earthquake-affected villages, with local government and various NGO’s and INGO’s joining forces in an effort to bring life back to normal. Heritage sites like Swayambhu, the Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares, and many other ancient settlements and monuments will not be fully reconstructed for some time, but the locals together with local authorities have at least initiated plans for their renovation. In time, all of these magnificent structures will be repaired and brought back to life, it added.
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