The dust of quake 2015 had settled down but the crisis of daily utilities in Nepal because of Indian Undeclared Blockade is rising every day. Normalcy is Nepal has been a myth for years and the lifestyle that Nepalese are bound to practice in the recent times could be fascinatingly weird for the western travelers. Despite so many adverse consequences, the entire nation and especially the tourism entrepreneurs of the country still urge travelers to travel to Nepal, Why?
We have tried to list some logical reasons why travelers should travel to Nepal at the present.
Nothing has changed for the travelers
Of course the devastating quake has ruined lives of a million Nepalese living in the Central Nepal and the undeclared Blockade by India has impacted on the life of every Nepali. However, nothing has bothered the operational activities for the travelers who have traveled to the country right after the quake or during the recent crisis because of the blockade. Sounds strange but the good news for travelers planning to travel to Nepal; it is absolutely true. Every tour operator in Nepal has pushed to the limits to cater a holiday as beautiful as it used to be during normal conditions. Hotels are operating well, the transportation for tourists are prioritized to fill their fuel tanks and the restaurants are catering services well though with fixed or limited menu. In short, Nepal is as normal as it was before for the travelers –nothing has changed for them.
The quake has grounded so many beautiful monuments in the major heritage sites of the capital and neighboring districts like Nuwakot and Gorkha. Exploring Nepal at the present allows travelers to witness the contrast of these sites before and after the quake. In fact, we are not promoting the disaster tourism but to sight the renovation process of mega UNESCO World Heritage Sites is of course an opportunity to become a part of the process Nepal bouncing back better. Moreover, the remote villages of Central Nepal have suffered a lot to the quake. Hence, putting small effort on rebuilding all these villages and extending the helping hands to the helpless, who really need the basics required for a life at the moment, would grant you the ultimate satisfaction that everyone presumes the best feeling ever.
Resilience of Nepalese
No matter what the nature strikes or the country suffers badly because of immature diplomatic policy or say regional bullism, Nepalese have maintained their heads up with the beautiful smiles on their faces. The people of Nepal were earlier known for bravery and kindness and now you can see the new attribute within Nepalese that manifests extreme resilience. Anyone who travels to Nepal at the present appreciates this extremely beautiful quality of the Nepalese that demonstrates how to live a life peacefully despite lacking so many necessary needs. Quality life that westerners think about is miles away in Nepalese hills that shakes travelers’ soul and at the meantime it also generates more respect to the brave clan of Nepalese who struggle to live but refuse to bow their heads down.
The land of Himalayas, the melting point of Hinduism of Buddhism, the home to many endangered floral and faunal species, the capital of White water and the abode to extremely diverse tribal clans, Nepal is truly one of the nations in the world that has choke full of highlighting aspects in its every corner. For a traveler having diverse preferences, Nepal has it all. Adventure seekers who would love to push beyond the limits or the gentle traveler who prefers capturing beautifully unique moments, Nepal is the ideal destination in terms of affordability and diverse products it caters. Trekking to the base camps of Himalayan giants, cultural tours to the historic heritage sites and the diverse kind of adventure activities are the main traveler’s focused products Nepal sells across the world.
The hub of adventure is undoubtedly Nepal. For example African countries host the best wildlife activities but they lack all the other funs travelers prefer to see during one particular holiday. Likewise Europe caters exotic holidays and admirable human civilization but the continent lacks the wildlife activities in general. Every continent on earth caters one extremely thrilling adventure but lacks another. Here in Nepal it is different. Though the size of the country is 22 times smaller than India and 66 times smaller than China, it hosts all kinds of adventures i.e. air, water, land and jungle. Events like Everest Skydive is remarked as the most thrilling adventure across the world by many travel related websites and magazines. Similarly, the bungee jump, paragliding, zip-flying and mountain flights are other great aerial adventures that allow the closest sight of Himalayas and alluring landscapes in close proximity to Himalayas. Similarly walking for days to reach the magnificent destination at the foothill of Himalayan giants are great adventures in the land and travelers across the world call it- trekking. Nepal is also the home to more than 6000 rivers and rivulets, which makes country the best destination for white water rafting. With 14 protected parks and conservation areas, Nepal is also the hub for mild wildlife activities allowing travelers chances to sight rare endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhino and of course the elusive snow leopard.
The meeting and handling was excellent. Everything worked! Good tents and facilities (dining & toilet tents). For young mountaineers I suggest an extra day/camp between Kyangjin Gompa and High Camp, some where around 4,400m.