“Tourist numbers to Nepal plummeted by 85% after the devastating earthquake, but the country is once more open for business and safe to visit, with a new government-backed website providing official updates on affected areas.”- National Geographic Traveller.
National Geographic Traveller has released its ‘Cool List’, that is, the list of 16 must-see destinations for the year 2016. These are the list of top spots for culture, cuisine, festive celebration, and pristine coastline….and places to go. Nepal ranks 6th on the list.
Despite the devastating earthquake, the eternally beautiful landscape of Trekking in Nepal still remains intact to tell the world the tale of the destruction-defying beauty. Neither the rock-solid mountains, hills, water bodies (lakes, rivers, streams, and waterfalls), forest (with indigenous vegetation); nor the people with vibrant culture, language, tradition, festivals and cuisines, have surrendered to the extremities of the disaster. In fact, they stand side-by-side boosting each other’s strength; overshadowing weakness and making Nepal a must-visit destination not just for the year 2016, but for many years to come.