Nepal has been placed on the top 10 places that needs more travelers by Nat Geo. The UK based publication on its June issue placed Nepal third on their list. Armenia was placed first on the list followed by Nicaragua on the second spot.
The Situation on the Ground
Despite the destruction and damage done by the devastating quake, the situation on the ground is much stable. “Although several of Kathmandu’s most famous tourist structures have been damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, others—like the fifth-century Pashupatinath Temple and the relic-containing stupa of Boudhanath, now undergoing restorations—remain largely, if not entirely, intact.”
Why Visit Nepal Now
For travelers who are ready to compromise a degree of comfort for a sense of Adventures, Nepal welcomes you with open arms. The earthquake shook our man-made structures but the mountain trails and the beautiful Himalaya is intact and is waiting for you to explore them. “Only two of Nepal’s 35 listed trails have been rerouted as a result of earthquake damage, and as early as last summer, all of the Annapurna trail’s bridges were successfully tested for safety.”
As they say precaution is better than cure, you need to consider all pros and cons of trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal. Altitude sickness is very common in high mountains in Nepal. Thus, you need to prepare likewise if you are planning a trip to the Himalayas in Nepal. Descend immediately if you show any severe signs of acute mountain sickness, including shortness of breath while at rest, decreased consciousness, or coughing up blood.
Things to Do in Nepal
If you’re not up to a seven-day trek in the Himalayan wilderness, Kathmandu has a range of more sedate activities on offer. The tradition of the Himalayan singing bowls—bell-like structures historically rung before, during, or after periods of Buddhist meditation—has a long history in Nepal. Cultural centers like the Kathmandu Center of Healing offer three-day intensive bowl workshops (from $300) where you can learn the art of playing the bowls to make them “sing.”