How to Safely Travel in Nepal

Travel In Nepal

If you travel to South Asia, you pick one of the most exquisite destinations in Nepal. They are naturally loaded with the mega mixture of various ecological systems and a wide range of floras and faunas. Travel in Nepal offers the best scenic vistas and unforgettable experiences. Adding to that, this tiny country is home to the peaceful diversity of people and their different cultures. As the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a secular country, anyone and everyone is welcome here, with a sense of cultural and religious tolerance prominent in every corner. One can experiences the best of all goods, making Nepal a remarkable destination in its ability to satisfy every visitor and even peak their desires to visit again and again.

Travel in Nepal is always a concern about how safe it is. In all honesty, Nepal remains a safe choice among other countries. The local crimes may be less frequent than in previous years, looking at the yearly reports. Although not precariously dangerous, steps must be taken as precautions.
We suggest carrying copies of your passport, visa, air ticket, and permits which must be kept separate from the originals. Register with your embassy in Kathmandu, especially if you plan to trek. Research the places you travel to instead of going head-on without knowledge. Be careful not to leave or store valuable things in the hotel room to prevent the misplacement of items.

Natural Disasters

After the devastating earthquake in 2015, the citizens have taken various steps not to let the mishaps reoccur. Most parts of the cities are safe after thorough checking from government officials. However, they have marked several territories as off-limits. It is essential to heed the instructions and stay away from such places. Care must be taken in the historical sites, which were one of the main points of infrastructural destruction. While travelling to the southern parts of Nepal, it is necessary to check the weather, especially during the monsoon season, considering there is a frequent flood in those areas. Heavy rain can also block the highways due to massive erosions and landslides, so while travelling through these ways on public transport, ensure the weather is suitable for travelling.

Tour and Trek

Travelling in Nepal is one of the most sought-after activities in Nepal; trekking in Nepal is the best experience of your lifetime. We suggest that every trekker who wants to travel in Nepal must take a guide or porter to protect to safe. The trekking route is not safe all the time cause of land sliding and somehow crossing rivers. Hence, do inform someone close to you about every detail of your trip; Do not forget to mention the approximate timing so they can check up on you if you do not contact them. Precautions must be taken for altitude sickness, which is very common.

Political Instability and Strikes

Until recently, Travel in Nepal held an infamous name for having an unstable political background, leading to the number of strikes per year. These strikes were mainly violent, with vandalism and barbarity rampant. All government offices, public shops, transport, and such were shut down in this period. In recent years, these strikes have decreased significantly. If it does occur, staying inside the hotel and waiting until it has calmed down is safe. Keep yourself updated with the current state of affairs, and do not at any cost try to break curfews and witness these violent protests for your safety.

Local Crimes

There are chances for crimes like thefts, so be careful while travelling alone at night or in crowded places. Make your belongings theft-proof with locks and codes. Do not buy from shady vendors who offer ‘prized souvenirs’ which cost a lot of money. It’s mostly a scam. Very commonly, children are in the streets begging for money, and it is advised not to give in. Even in religious sites, where seemingly holy men are found, do not resign to their requests to put ‘tika’ on the forehead, for they ask for a massive sum of amounts for it after.

In case any crime happens when you travel to Nepal, contact the tourist advisors( police) first or call 103 for police help. If there are none in the area, head to the local police station and ask for help. If no steps are being taken, go to Interpol at the Police Headquarters in Naxal, Kathmandu. It is not guaranteed that you will have your stuff returned or even get insurance for it quickly so try not to lose them in the first place.

Anything can be prevented if researched well and precautious steps are taken. Take your time to get to know Trekking in Nepal first and explore beyond boundaries to fulfil your mighty land of Nepal Himalayas.

Travel in Nepal offers the best scenic vistas and unforgettable experiences with the tiny country home to the peaceful diversity of people and their cultures.

Puru Founder of My Everest Trip

Puru Thapaliya

My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.