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Nepal Tourism After The Devastating Earthquake

Nepal Tourism After The devastating Earthquake of 25 April 2015 affected almost every sector in Nepal. Although, most of the tourism products are safe, tourism sector in general is highly affected. However, the unprecedented unity amongst all sector of the country and strong international solidarity/ co operation seen in the tragic moment are the inspiring factors to overcome the effects of the Disaster.  The International Airport , all the Domestic Airports and all highways are not affected , There is't any health problem caused by the earthquake. Revival of Tourism in the country will be the main tool to take  people to normal life. 

There is Much to see in Nepal
Out of 75 Districts of Nepal, 11 are severely affected by the earthquake. It does not mean the whole national is severely affected . Some of the historical monuments in Durbar Squares of Kathmandu valley are affected by this earthquake, Langtang and Monaslu trekking areas are affected at this moment. All the other tourism products are there as they were before. Popular tourist destination like Dhulikhel, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, Pokhara, Tansen, Annapurna Region, Mustang, Dolpo, Bardia, Suklaphanta and many more tourism sites and adventure activites are there as usual. You can experience Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, White water rafting, Trekking, Paragliding, Mountain flight, Zip line, and more as, no need to change your travel plan of Nepal. rather you may modify some itineraries slightly.
Nepal Earthquake in Chart

Nepal Trekking Tours Itinerary Suggestion 

1. Pokhara Tour 
Pokhara, Nepal's most attractive tourist destination lies in the central part of the country just 200 km west of Kathmandu and about 180 km north from southern border city Sunali. Scenic flight 30 minutes and surface travel of 5-6 hours from Kathmandu is enough to reach to Pokhara. Beside this, there are regular bus services from various border towns from eastern to western, such as Kakadvitta, Biratnagar, Nepaljung, Mahendranagar etc. 

2. Kathmandu - Lumbini - Chitwan - Pokhara Tour 
The Kathmandu - Lumbini - Chitwan - Pokhara package gives you a complete experience of Culture, Nature & Adventure. One can see the Historic Heritages in Kathmandu, A pleasant six hours drive by car or bus on the Kathmandu - Narayanghat highway and Narayanghat - Siddharthanagar ( Mahendra highway) offering you a continually changing landscape from the mountains of the Himalayas to the plains of the Terai. Visit Loard Gautam Buddha birth place Lumbini, enjoy the wilderness in Chitwan and finally relax in the lap of the Majestic Himalayas in Pokhara.

3. 10 Nights - 11 Days Nepal Tour Package
This 11 days Nepal Tour Program covers all the popular ancient sightseeing destination (Kathmandu-Pokhara - Tansen - Lumbini - Chitwan - Kathmandu) of Nepal. This holiday package is a one of the best Nepal Tour chosen by many tourist. For more details you can contact Nepal local Travel Agents they are eager to make you Nepal Tour. 

4. Annapurna Basecamp Trek ( ABC Trek )
Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best trekking routes in Nepal. The trek is also know as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It begins and ends in Pokhara and goes through Dhampus, Kande or Nayapul, Ghandruk ( Popular Gurung Village), Chhomrong, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp etc. The spectacular panoramic view of Annapurnas, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre Mountain appear during the trek.  

5. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek lies in Annapurna Region and its known as a one of the most popular short treks in Nepal. More ( Ghorepani Poonhill Trek - 3 Night 4 Days ) and following trekking route also safe after devastating earthquake.

6. Jomsom Muktinath Trek
7. Upper Mustang Trek
8. Round Annapurna Trek
9. Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

10. Mardi Himal Trek
11. Khopra Trek
12. Royal Trek
13. Dolpo Trek ( upper / lower dolpo )

The Ministry of Culture, Toursim and Civil Aviation under Government of Nepal has released a press statement assuring Nepal is now safe after an earthquake except for worst hit 8 out of 75 districts. Also at those places rebuilding process is going on and slowly life of people is getting back into normal.

Tsum Valley Trek - Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary

Situated in northern Gorkha district Nepal.  Tsum Valley popularly knows as the ' Hidden Valley' disc by the Baudha Himal (6692m) and Himal Chuli (7893m) to the west Ganesh Himal (7422m) to the south and Sringi Himal (7161m) to the north. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ' Tsombo' which means vivid. Traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chucksums' which means thirteen provinces rules as a single territory. Situated at an altitude arise from a 1905m at Lokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyan Pass on the tibetan border. The valley occupies an area of about 1663 km2. This includes two remote villages' development committee Chhekampar ' Upper Tsum' and Chumchet ' Lower Tsum'. 

Tsum Valley Map
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The Valley opened to foreign trekkers in 2008 so far with initiative from Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN). Tsum valley is rich in ancient art,culture and religion.The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect, still this valley is especially untouched to modern flavor. Due to its immaculate state and remoteness, still  the ancient relics are seen. The world has gone round for the new wilderness and seeks for new achievement but this hidden valley had been detached from all plumpness for centuries. As a result the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.

Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary 

Day 01:  Kathmandu or Pokhara to Arughat.
Day 02:  Trek to Liding.
Day 03:  Trek to Maccha Khola.
Day 04:  Trek to Jagat.
Day 05:  Trek to Lokpa.
Day 06:  Trek to Chumling.
Day 07:  Trek to Chhokangparo.
Day 08:  Trek to Nile.
Day 09:  Trek to Bhajyo (Chhekya).
Day 10:  Rest day at Bhajyo (Chhekya).
Day 11:  Trek to Rachen Gumba.
Day 12:  Trek to Dhumje.
Day 13:  Trek to Gumba Lungdang.
Day 14:  Trek to Ripchet.
Day 15:  Trek to Dobhan.
Day 16:  Trek to Soti Khola.
Day 17:  Trek to Arughat.
Day 18:  Arughat to Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Note: The above itinerary is a only for guideline, this trek itinerary can be modified.

* Need more information you can buy Trekking Guide to Tsum Valley .

Top 7 Best River For White Water Rafting in Nepal

Nepal is river runner's paradise. The fact that you want to raft down Nepal's challenging rivers means that you have long ago graduated from the nursery school or " row row row your boat. "

Rafting in NepalThe many 'raft-able"rivers in Nepal meander between canyons,villages,and      virgin forests,wildlife, like needle through   thread, weaving the country's rich tapestry of ethno-culture cultural and bio-diversity. Originating  in the bowels of the Himalayas, these rivers  flow  across the length and breadth of Nepal and neighboring  India , before emptying mostly into the Bay of Bengal.

Rafting in Nepal is usually a 'wilderness' experience in that most rivers don't have highways alongside them - but it's a soft, tamed,wilderness with white beaches for camping clear blue rivers, friendly locals and few "nastiest someone described it's " blissful escapism." Now a days Nepal is a peaceful democratic country where rafters and kayakers  get a warm welcome.

Top 7 River For White Water Rafting in Nepal

1. Upper Seti (half day action)

Upper seti is one of the thriller short white water rafting trip among Himalayan Rivers, it's located just outside of beautiful city Pokhara. It's take 30 min up to there,this rivers offers non stop world class 4-/4+ rapids with amazing mountain views and small gorges which provide adventure of lifetime . 

2. Trishuli River ( easy access 1 day)

It's called Nepal's most popular rafting river with 3+ rapids , rises high in the Himalaya at Gosainkunda the God Shiva drone his trident in the ground to create thee spring the source of the river and hence its name Trisuli. It has impressive gorges and some moderate white water, few exiting rapids are balance by another easier section . Easily accessible for anyone who have short on time and fits perfectly in to other travel plans.

3. Lower Seti ( 2 days)

The Seti rivers rises on the south east slops of Machhapuchhre and passing through the two beautiful and contrasting areas with 4+ 5- rapids . Relatively small volume with straightforward gentle rapids it is truly a great fun trip perfectly designed for you to take your nearest and dearest ones on the raft. Plenty of chanes to swim in the crystal blue warm water. 

4. Marshyangdi  ( 2 days )

Marshyangdi rises on the northern slops of the Annapurna Mountains flows east through an arid valley around Manang an than swing south to join the Trisuli river at Mugling this raging river used to be one of the finest world class white water with massive volume water, technical and continue 4+/5 class demands your total dedications.

5. Kaligandaki ( 3 days)

One of the famous names around Himalayan rivers, named after the goddess Kali, raises high on the Tibetan Plateau in Mustang and cut of the world's deepest gorges between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains. This largely un spoiled 'Holy' river provides lots of bumpy and exiting 60 set of fast and medium length white water rapids around 62 km. including spectacular views of Mountain Backdrops,green lush waterfalls,typical villages, Temples ,gorgeous sandy beach campsites.

6. Sunkoshi  ( 8 days )

Sunkoshi means river of gold name of the gold that sometime panned from the river gravels. This is one of the top ten best white water rafting river of the world. Big rapids warm water , beautiful scenery and great camping sites make this a classic multi-day's river trip, the river rises near Tibet and flows eastward Nepal through the great valley between the Mahabharata Mountain and the Himalaya.

7. Karnali ( 10 days )

The Nepal's longest and largest karnali river with tributaries feeding than any other river of Nepal. Its makes the largest river for commercial rafting trip. It is situated in the most remote western region in Nepal. So it becomes more than just a rafting trip. It is an expedition. This river rated grade 4+ to 5+ huge series of continuous wild rapids. The bank of rivers are lined with coniferous forest and along the low reaches pristine Rudyard Kipling style forest that has all but disappeatria from reason of the Himalayas. The river runner has reported sight seeing of much wildlife including the exclusive and mysterious 'Route' People. also any bond can enjoy the fishing of great Catfish and Golden Mahashahar.

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