0 27 Aug, 2016Read More
Visit Nepal to Help Nepal Recover From the Earthquake
The 2015 earthquake in Nepal devastated much of the country. The losses were widespread and affected thousands of Nepalese and other tourists. The tragedy spurred people all over the world to provide help to the country. However, the people of Nepal are highly resilient. They have managed to overcome the disaster spectacularly. Now, the country has managed to put the devastation behind them and move on.
Be that as it may, there is still much to be done. If you want to help them, the best way to do so is by visiting the country. After all, the tourism sector is one of the major contributors to the economy of Nepal. The people can also take heart from the fact that tourists are once again flocking to their country and thereby helping the economy recover. Your visit can also be a source of moral support for these people.
Moreover, Nepal is a stunningly beautiful country. In spite of the earthquake, there are a number of places in the country that are worth a visit.
The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest in Nepal. It is also one of the most beautiful. Located in Kathmandu, this stupa did experience the earthquake. However, it managed to remain relatively unharmed by the tremors. This stupa is inherently graceful in spite of its age.
Another place of immense religious importance in Nepal is Swayambhunath. A journey to Swayambhunath is considered to be one of the most definitive experiences to be had in Nepal. It is a World Heritage Site as designated by UNESCO. Although located in Kathmandu, this place escaped the tremors with only the outlying buildings being damaged. You will find both Hindu Temples and Buddhist stupas here.
The Annapurna Circuit
Trekking is an activity that you must participate in when you visit Nepal. One of the best routes to do so is the Annapurna Circuit. During this trek, you will come across some of the most fascinating views of the Himalayan Mountains, especially the Annapurna range. You will also be passing through quaint towns and villages scattered over the mountains.
As Pokhara is located far from the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake, it has managed to avoid any serious damage whatsoever. There are some excellent vistas to be experienced here. Sarangot offers you mesmerizing views of some famous Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri, fishtail and Annapurna mountain ranges. In Pokhara you can do sightseeing into lake side(Phewa lake), International mountain museum, Devis falls and world peace stupa.
Nepal is recovering beautifully from the tragedy. However, your visits will certainly go a long way in helping the country. At the same time, the visits will not be a waste as there is much to experience here.