Published Date :30 Jul, 2015
Annapurna Trekking route is reported to safe to travel in Nepal. The earthquake on 25 April 2015 of 8.1 magnitudes has chaos the adventure tourism in Nepal. With repeated aftershocks of earthquake and damaged in some major trekking routes caused lots of confusion whether to go travelling to Nepal or cancel the trip. In the same connection Nepal government is working with immediate action to take proper and reliable surveys to let know to the stakeholders and provide the genuine information about safety of travelling in the Himalayas, of the post earthquake situation. The survey conducted by US based Earthquake and Structural Engineering, Miyamato International has handed over the report of survey to the ministry of Tourism. And according to the report they have pointed out that from the autumn of 2015, Annapurna region trekking route is safe to travel.
Among the major trekking routes Annapurna region and Everest region trekking routes were less affected compare to Langtang and Manaslu region. In Annapurna region trekking routes includes mainly Annapurna Circuit Route also known as Thorongla pass trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking and Poonhill Ghorepani trekking. Since there was less effect of the earthquake in the Annapurna region less casualties and less physical infrastructure was damaged. The survey team included 3 dozens of villages along the Annapurna circuit trail and they reported only 3% of infrastructure were partially damaged. The infrastructure mentioned here refers to the suspensions bridges, local houses and the road. The survey report also pointed out to be cautious in some places of dry landslides which falls along the Annapurna trekking routes are Dharapani, Chame and Hotspring at Myagdi. And in the mean time the survey is now under going in the Everest region and it will be made public as soon as they come up with the report which will assist many adventure lovers in the mountainous kingdom of Nepal. While looking with a very layman eyes the Everest base camp trekking is safe. Some trekkers trekked to Everest base camp even after the earthquake, yet it is better to be updated before setting off to there. As per the data from Nepal tourism board states that Out of every 200,000 tourists 1,60,000 tourist go to Annapurna and Everest region for trekking and adventurous activities. And 1,20,000 tourists visit to Annapurna region and 40,000 tourists visit to Everest region. The data shows that most of trekkers go into Annapurna region for trekking and hiking. The devastating earthquake on 2015 damaged the major trekking routes and caused to death of 79 tourists and still 69 others went missing. Mostly the casualties of trekkers happened in Langtang region and in Manaslu region.
The almost each and every trekking business agencies, guides and porters and hotel entrepreneurs who are the direct stakeholders of tourism industry are affected by this destructive earthquake. And with this survey report we expect the chaos situation of tourism industry in Nepal can get some clear information and with this information the travelers who are planning to visit Nepal can get clear information.
I, the undersigned, would like to highly recommend Mr. Lakhbir of Nature Adventure Trekking & Expedition for his professionalism, his competencies, his sense of planning and duty, along with his team members. My satisfaction is shared by my son, Pierre-Jean Bernard and my friend Jacqueline…continue
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