“Every violent storm will eventually give way to the sunshine; every dark night will eventually fade into dawn. – Steve Goodier”
The year 2015 was indeed a rough one for Nepal. A journey full of ups and downs, but now just a mere chapter in the history of Nepal. Today, almost a year after the April 2015 earthquake, Nepal’s tourism industry, which had once hit rock bottom, has started reviving gradually. Breanna Wilson, a travel writer for Forbes Magazine has expressed her opinion regarding why now is the perfect time to visit Nepal in her article entitled “One huge reason why now is the perfect time to visit Nepal.” Below are few excerpts taken from her article.
Intrepid Travel, a well-known travel adventure company, has stepped up in a big way to rescue Nepal and help it bounce back. “From now through May when you book any Nepal tour with Intrepid Travel, Intrepid Travel will donate 100% of those tour’s profits to their not-for-profit organization, the Intrepid Foundation. One concern that’s usually common when you hear the words “not-for-profit” and “donation” is the question of how much money will actually go to the cause. Well, since Intrepid Travel covers all administration costs involved with their foundation, 100% of what is raised is 100% of what will be donated. And once funds have been raised in what the Intrepid Foundation is calling Namaste Nepal, the Foundation is going to work with local and international NGOs Just-one Nepal, Seven Women, Himalayan Rescue Association, Plan International and the World Wildlife Fund to immediately put the money to good use”, writes Breanna.
Deep within, we always have a longing to move in the spirit of generosity. Acts of generosity, either small or big, brings positivity in life. Sharing is the true language of interdependence, and life invites us to be generous both in giving and in receiving. Traveling to Nepal at this particular moment is the most selfless act you can do to touch the lives of millions of people who solely rely on tourism. Not convincing enough? Maybe one of these Intrepid travel Nepal trips will be 🙂
Colors of Nepal
“Starting and ending in Kathmandu, one of the most colorful cities in the world, you’ll also set off to explore Pokhara, a popular starting place for trekking trips. From there you’ll head deep into the mountains to Bandipur, spend time with elephants in Chitwan National Park and see the sights and sounds of the former capital of Nepal in Bhaktapur. It is 11 days trip.”
“Dive into Nepalese life and mingle with monks, spend an evening in a teahouse, visit temples and trek through the Himalayas. This four day trip features sunrises, views and experiences essential to understanding what makes Kathmandu, and Nepal, such a unique and unforgettable destination. It is a 4 days trip.”
Everest Base Camp
“With Kathmandu as your starting point, you’ll first learn about minimum impact trekking during a visit to the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP), and what that will mean during your trip. The real adventure begins when you land in Lukla, the starting point for your trek. From here you’ll spend the next seven days working your way towards your final destination – Everest Base Camp. It is 15-days trip”