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How To Stay Safe In Nepal

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Nepal


Nepal is a beautiful country but due to its unique position and recent history, one needs to be aware of certain things when traveling to this incredible part of the world.

For one thing, the northern part of the Gorkha, Rasuwa, Sindupalchok and Dolakha districts should be avoided for the time being because of the damage these areas suffered earlier in 2015 when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country. In addition to this, you should be careful when traveling to the Terai region since there have been some political tensions in the area. In essence, you need to avoid any and all demonstrations or larger gatherings that are political in nature.

In general, tourists are rather safe in Nepal when it comes to crime, although petty theft and pickpocketing happen, especially in tourist-heavy areas and Kathmandu. The best way to avoid these is to never leave your valuables unattended and to make sure you are careful with your wallet.

The road system in Nepal was never too great, but following the earthquake, many roads have been completely destroyed. You should be extremely careful if you intend to drive, especially in the countryside. Also, avoid night time bus travel if you can in any way.

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