Want to help Nepal? Then travel to Nepal

May 11, 2015 - PRLog -- Dear Travelers

The most difficult phase aftermath of Apr 24th Nepal Earthquake is getting over and all of us, including the tourism industry in Nepal is trying to get back to normal life. With exceptions to some remote areas, relief materials and medical helps have reached in the affected areas.  Nepal Government and the International organizations such as Red Cross and local organizations are doing their best to help the affected people.

Except Kathmandu Valley and Nagarkot, the tourist destinations remain unaffected or received minimum damage. Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar  Square each lost two temples but all other sights are intact. After the rubbles are cleared, they look much better now.  Kathmandu Durbar Square received more damages than any other attractions in Kathmandu Valley. It lost three of the prominent temples and the palace is badly damaged, but other structures are still there.

The tourist towns of Pokhara, Bandipur, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park and Dhulikhel remain almost unaffected. The airport runway is good. Most tourist class hotels, after inspection from engineering team, have been marked safe and they are ready to welcome the travelers. More and more restaurants, supermarkets and stores are opening normal hours now. More public transportations are in operation. People who left the valley before have now started returning. We can see the streets busier than a week before.

Government and international agencies are busying cleaning up the debris and rubble and so the locals are. We strongly believe, Kathmandu valley will revive soon. There is no epidemic breakout as of  now. The highways and roads connecting the tourist destinations are open, of course, there are some damages and cracks at some places but they are being repaired. Domestic airlines are operating per normal schedules.
Nepal government, in cooperation with the private sector are assessing the actual damage of various historic monuments and soon restoration work will begin so that they can bring back the lost old time glory. With all this progress at place, there is no reason travelers should cancel their travel plans to Nepal. Of course, the reconstruction and rebuilding of the devastated structures will keep going, but there is no reason tourism industry should stall.

At this point, we urge international travelers not to rush any changes to your travel plans. Although you will miss some monuments, but there are a lot of other attractions. Many tourism industry workers have lost their jobs due to the calamity. By traveling to Nepal, you will help them get job that ultimately helps Nepal rise again. You cannot help them get their lost loved ones back. You cannot help erect their crumbled and fallen house immediately. But you can help them to get back to their job.!

Thank you

Postak Shrestha
Far & High Adventure Travel

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