Tourist Season kicks off in Nepal
It is September now and the main tourist season has started which will remain until middle of December. Nepal is an awesome destination and possible to visit throughout the year but September to November are considered as the best months for trekking, cultural tours, jungle safari trips, rafting, Mt. Everest sightseeing flight and many other activities have a favorable weather at this time of the year.
Published on 06 Sep, 2015
Trekking Nepal in autumn is more popular as the views are just great when the monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust. It is also a good time to see the trees bursting into bloom adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape. The clear weather avoids the risk of flight cancellations to the mountain destinations like Lukla, Phaplu, Tumlingtar, Taplejung, Jomsom, Dolpa, Jumla etc. The season offers a favorable time for Himalayan trekking which is neither too hot nor too cold. There is not a threat of snow falling unless it is an extreme weather which is more affected by the external factors like tides, heavy rainfall etc.
The season is more enchanting because of the colorful festivals as well. The Hindu great festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Chhath occur during October-November. Nepalese festivals are eco-friendly that is bound between nature and culture. The cultural tours are more impressive at this period of time. When the summer is off, people are relaxed and enjoy the festivities.
Since tourism industry is the major backbone of national economy, life is gradually moving back to normalcy after the devastating earthquake of April 25, May 12 and several aftershocks. The cultural heritages are already opened for visitors and damaged trekking trails are being renovated. The earthquake damaged only 14 districts out of 75, the major highways are fully operational, international and domestic airports are functional as usual and internet and telephone facilities are smoothly working. More than 90% of the hotel and restaurants are safe after the earthquake. Though the massive earthquake caused a heavy destruction of life and properties, people are smiling and trying to forget the loss. Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan and Bardia have no damage and safe for visit.
The travel trade entrepreneurs have been trying to spread the positive message through promotional activities. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Nepal Association of Tours and Travel Agents (NATTA) have been organizing promotional campaigns and familiarization (fam) trips to international reporters.
The returning tourists who visited Nepal after the quake are expected to give their first hand experience and help build confidence to the potential visitors who are yet undecided about their prospective Nepal travel plan. It will also help to cut the negative publicity in the international media.