Trek Road to Dhunche: No obstacles whatsoever on the road, just the usually bumpy drive in certain spots. Trekking trail: The trail generally had no obstacles, although there were signs of small landslides on two spots on the way from Deurali to Dhimsa. That did not make the trekking more difficult or dangerous as they do not make the trail impassable. Accommodation: There are many hotels and lodges in Dhunche that do not have any damage or cracks whatsoever. In Dhunche there is only one lodge left, but they can accommodate a lot of people since it has many rooms with different bed arrangements. We had tea and snacks in Deurali and the family was very hospitable. There was a lot of food and drinks available. In Dhimsa, there are only two lodges left and the buildings look solid and without any damage. One is located in the lower part of the village and the other in the upper part. We had a tea break in the lodge in the upper part of the village. The family, as usual, was very hospitable and friendly. Sing Gompa did not suffer much from the earthquake. There was one lodge that we saw that was closed because of damage. The rest few lodges were working properly without any damage. We stayed in Red Panda Lodge. The food was delicious and the atmosphere friendly and hospitable. Lauribina Yak unfortunately suffered from the earthquake quite a lot with only two available lodges. We stayed in…
It is possible to trek into Langtang now, and some reconstructed lodges and tea houses are available, but the infrastructure remains limited. While probably fairly safe outside the monsoon time, proper safety assessments have not been conducted. The capacity is still limited, so for larger groups camping treks might be the best choice, however, ask for local advice, first and try to use the existing lodges as much as possible for the income of the locals.
Changunarayan Temple in Bhaktapur, an ancient temple enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list, reopened to the public that was closed after heavy damages in the deadly April 25 ‘Gorkha Earthquake’. The history of Changunaryan temple dates back to around 3000 years. The temple is located 22 kms away from Kathmandu.
Well, Helambu is very much open for business and trekking is possible. Almost all the lodges are open and the trekking trails are in good condition. However, some villages were still in the phase of recovering and the number of sleeping places were limited there.