Updated: 16th September 2019

Nepal Earthquake

Travel Advice Summary

All of our Nepal tours are operating as scheduled.

On 25 April 2015 there was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal and its epicentre was 81km west of Kathmandu. This was followed by a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake on 12 May, 18km southeast of Kodari, then minutes later, another 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal with its epicentre in Ramechhap east of Kathmandu. The destruction created by these earthquakes affected many parts of the country.

In the wake of this tragedy the country's Ministry of Tourism has formed a Tourism Recovery Committee to bring the tourism industry back on track as soon as possible. Major highways in the country are open including Prithivi Highway from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu to Lumbini via Chitwan. The popular tourist destinations of Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara and the Annapurna Region are fully operational and life in Kathmandu is returning to normal. The Nepalese government has also committed to rebuilding cultural heritage sites destroyed by the earthquake.

Due to the insufficient and irregular fuel supply, domestic airfares and road travel have seen price increases.

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