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Nepal Declared Safe To Travel In Most Trekking Regions by Burnham Arlidge 7th October 2015 Advice on safety of trekking trails after the earthquake in Nepal

Nepal now safe for trekking post earthquake

Up until yesterday, travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) regarding Nepal was a fairly grim one, stating that most regions in the northern part of the country should be avoided unless travel was essential. However, the FCO have now finally given the all-clear to most of these regions which will come as a relief to the Nepalese Government who rely heavily upon the tourism industry for their economic stability.

The FCO have now stated that is is safe to travel to the following districts: Humla, Mugu, Mustang, Dolpa, Manang, Lamjung, Nuwakot, Dhading, Kavrepalanchok, Solukhumbu, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Sankhuwasabha and Taplejung.

A positive outlook 

This news is also a positive one for any trekkers thinking of hiking in Nepal. Although the two main trekking regions - Everest and Annapurna - have been declared safe for some time, some of the most beautiful trekking regions, including the Mustang region, have been off-limits until now and this will surely kick-start the regions economies back into action.

Sadly, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are still advising against all but essential travel to Gorkha (including the Manaslu trekking region), Rasuwa (including the Langtang Valley trekking region), Sindhupalchok and the Dolakha region.

The damage to the local infrastructure in these regions has been so severe that trekking routes may be closed for at least a year before the routes are fixed and made accessible once again to hikers.

Regardless, the outlook for Nepal tourism and trekking is now looking far more positive and Nepal will hopefully see its economic stability slowly return as conditions continue to improve.

Kandoo Adventures are now taking bookings and operating tours in Nepal thanks to the FCO's advice. Please click here for information on our Everest Base Camp trek and our Annapurna Circuit trek.

This entry was written by Burnham Arlidge , posted in Himalaya and tagged fco nepal, nepal declared safe to travel in most trekking regions


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