Safe Travel in Nepal and The Himalayas from Kathmandu

Is Nepal safe to Travel???  Nepal safety travel destination and information of Nepal trekking Security

Politically and Geographically, Nepal is a safe destination for travelers. It is not only safe for travel but also fun, amazing, cultural heritage tours, Trekking, hiking, Expedition, holiday adventure and incredible beauty of natures as well as stunning Himalayan sceneries. If someone asks about safety concern to travel to Nepal, Certainly Nepal is safe to travel destination since all the major tourist area are policed, announced that tourism in Nepal is free from all difficult situation and made tourism industry peaceful by the government of Nepal. People now are aware of all political parties and knew that tourism is the backbone of the economy in Nepal that they are always ready to help tourist for safety. Nepal police also have separate tourist police who are always ready to help the tourist when if the situation arise and Of course the tourism industries are always with the safety for tourist in Nepal.

Being, Tourist business in Nepal hit the hardest business for a couple of years is finally picking up after signing the peace accord in Nov 2006, Sep 2007 accordingly in January 2009, The conflict has ended and the rebels that we had a conflict between the government and the Maoist rebels in the past decades. The tourism year  2020 has been announced by the Nepal government to attract 2.5 million tourists in the year. Traveling in Nepal is safe and there is no security problem at all. The number of tourists visiting Nepal this year has increased from every country, USA, UK, Poland, Germany, Japan, Africa, China, Malaysia, Spain, France, Thailand etc compared to previous years, by up to 200% (from some countries)

More important is the frequent question, was Nepal unsafe during those conflict days? Basically Nepalese are known as peaceful and hospitable people even in the height of the conflict. Not a single tourist was harmed, beaten captured and demand of donations by rebels in certain areas but that has stopped completely. The conflict was always limited among Nepalese themselves and all were aware not to harm the tourist.

Despite these facts, some contrives have issued travel advisories discouraging their citizen to visit Nepal. Our best suggestions to you keep your mind open, look for the development, contact the recent traveler s, listen what they have to say and ignore the silly advisories which do not reflect the realities of the ground at all. Thanks to the improving scenario. Well, you must be aware of the developments that have been taking place out here, however, let me give you a quick update, just in case.

You know that over more than a half decade, the Nepalese tourism industry has suffered severely due to conflicts at home and other untoward incidences that took place around the world.

Since both the Government and Maoists have committed for free movement of tourists and all Nepali in any part of the country without hindrance, it will definitely provide a boost to the ailing tourism industry of Nepal.

But it’s a fact that cannot be hidden that people got killed during this conflict, there is no record of any tourists or travelers being injured, killed or involved in any way.

Though all people in Nepal have a strong belief that guests are equal to god, every Nepal abides by this and offers the warmest of welcomes to all visitors into Nepal.

The signing of CPA also put a full stop to illegal donation collected by Maoists from trekkers in the different trekking routes. Now tourists can go anywhere in Nepal with any hiccup and hitch. Although not a single tourist had been targeted or harmed by the rebels during a decade-long insurgency, the conflict emanated the wrong message to the world about the safety and security situation of Nepal.

With the ending of conflict, all tourism entrepreneurs have expressed their satisfaction and happiness in the hope that it will bring permanent peace in the country which is vital for the growth of the tourism industry.

What until recently was the dream of all Nepali and peace lovers has now become a reality? Now that peace and stability have returned to Nepal and democracy has been restored, the tourists have returned.

This lovely little country that nestles in the midst of the mighty Himalayas looks forward to increasing in tourist traffic as adventure travel is the main source of income here.

The people living in the mountains are more deprived than those in the valleys where there is a lot of other activity. It is these little villages in the remote mountains that look forward to lovers of adventure travel the most.

Whatever, On behalf of Passages Nepal Pvt. Ltd would like to thank all tourists and tourist generating countries for their generous and unwavering support to Nepal and its people. We would like to make a pledge to all tourists who had postponed their tour to Nepal due to various reasons to come and visit Nepal and see and experience its beauty, grandeur, culture, arcane temples and monasteries, mountains and jungles of Nepal. Nepalese people also would like to request all tourists to make a New Year Resolution for 2011 to visit Nepal as a lifetime experience. Nepal’s government in consultation with the private sector and concerned organizations/ experts has decided to lunch a national tourism campaign “Nepal Tourism Year 2011” with anticipation to bring into Nepal at least one million visitors by the year 2011 dedicating in all over the world.

In overall, traveling to Nepal contains no more risk than traveling in other places of the world, in fact as a traveler you are much safer in Nepal than in some European countries and South American places as the threat of, kidnap, pickpocket, robbery, rape etc is almost no existent. All the major tourist areas of Nepal are policed and patrolled and we have our own branch of the tourist police to assist travelers and keep them safe should a situation arise. As with any safety, precaution is the first rule. Though we are confident that while in Nepal you will not have any problems, there as some basic things you can do to stay safe. Avoid being near demonstrations, return to your hotel early in the evening if you can, do not carry expensive gadgets when traveling, avoid wearing jewelries and other extravagant wears, use a guide from a trusted travel agent or tour operator, do not talk openly about politics, about the Maoists while you in public places - After all, all you should be talking about is beautiful Nepal and the amazing adventure you are having here. The above advice is good common sense you should undertake while traveling in any country. Since Passages Nepal Treks and expedition is an established adventure company offers safety adventure travel for our valued clients from all over the world and no one was injured while making adventure package through our organization and 100% safety record.

In the end, People should be aware that Nepal is a developing country and sometimes things do get out of hand. A lot of the bad press Nepal receives is unjustified media hype.

Dear traveler's friends, I hope this actual information will be ensuring you're the most comfortable and reliable holiday possible in Nepal.

With Best Regard & Warm Greetings,

RaNkesh Gurung. 

Passages Nepal