Authentic Cuisines of Nepal.

Nepal, a multi ethnic, small South Asian nation possesses unique and most delicious foods in the entire world. Every ethnic group living in the country has its own kind of food culture, which provides tons of food choices for the tourists. The authentic Nepali cuisines are not only good in taste but they also reflect the wide range of traditions, cultures and lifestyles of Nepal.

So next time when you are in Nepal, this are definitely the 7 most desirable cuisine you have to try.


7 Must Try Food in Nepal

#1 Dhal Bhat (Rice & Lentil)

#2 Ethnic Newari Cuisine “Samya Baji”

#3 MOMO

#4 Sel Roti

#5 Yomari

#6 Chatamari

#7 JuJu Dhau (Yogurt)


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Tourism’s Contribution to the Nepal’s Economy [Infographic]

Nepal, a small nation comprising of only 26.4 million people, is one of the most adored destinations in the entire South Asia. Most tourists visit Nepal for the sole purposes of holidaying. This sole industry provides 500,000 jobs and drive the hotels, outdoor agencies and restaurants into profits.


Here’s an insightful Infographic on Nepal’s tourism and its contributions in the year 2014.

Tourism contribution to the Nepalese economy

Tourism’s contribution to the Nepalese economy


An initiative to inform the international tourists on the current situation in Nepal and to led an emergence of tourism to bring in prosperity once again.

Are You Covered to Travel Nepal?

Many tourists, including adventure tourists, are wondering if their travel policy will cover their trip to Nepal.

World Nomads, a leader in adventure travel insurance, has clarified that traveling to Nepal is safe and their current policy do cover a trip to nepal.

On 9th June 2015, Nepal Tourism Board declared the country was safe and open for tourism. Of the 75 districts of Nepal, only 14 suffered significant damage. Most of trekking trails and peaks are safe and open for the upcoming Autumn season.

Therefore, if you are looking to travel Nepal in the Autumn 2015, you can do so. Many travel insurance providers like World Nomads will support your trip.

CEO Sue Badyari (World Nomads),

A major decline in tourism would be another disaster for Nepal. We need to be very clear it’s business as usual in Nepal from September.


Am I covered by travel insurance if I go to Nepal now?

The answer hinges on when you bought your policy and your country of residence. If you’re a World Nomads travel insurance policyholder, here’s what you need to know.

#1 I bought my policy before the earthquake happened

A Nepal trek takes a lot of planning and you probably booked your trip a long time ago. If you also bought travel insurance at that time (or anytime before the earthquake on 25 April 2015) and now you’ve been informed parts or all of your trip is cancelled you could be covered.

You can check the coverage for your policy by signing in to your World Nomads membership and viewing the policy wording attached to the policy you purchased.

#2 I want to go to Nepal, but will I be covered if I buy World Nomads travel insurance now?

Because our policies are backed by the strength of multiple underwriters, it depends on your country of residence. (Source @WorldNomads -Nepal Travel)


Download the full World Nomads Travel Insurance Report,

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Annapurna Region Declared Safe for Trekking: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

The structural damage on the popular trekking region, the Annapurna region following the earthquake and the aftershocks is very minimal and has been declared safe and open for business. The announcement came after the assessment ‘Damage Assessment of Annapurna Region’ was completed by Miyamoto International, a global structural and earthquake engineering firm.

After the devastating earthquake of April 25, the Department of Tourism (DoT) had invited Miyamoto International to carry out a safety audit of the trekking routes around Annapurna Region and also the Khumbu region, (Everest region).

The Damage assessment of the Annapurna region was conducted with the help of UK aid supported by the SAMARTH programme.

Tulasi Prasad Gautam, Director General of Department of Tourism (DoT) said, “We expect the study to help ease the worries of potential trekkers and it would be easier for them to get travel insurance, which is a major concern for people planning their trip to Nepal at present.

Kit Miyamoto, team leader of the assessment group, said Annapurna Region is open for business for autumn and that the region is completely safe.

Now we can tell the world that trekking in the region is completely safe, independent assessment will help to clear negative message about Nepal in the international market.

       Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.


Highlights

#1 Safety audit of a 200-kilometre trail, 30 bridges and 250 accommodations.

#2 Only 3 percent i.e. 6 out of 250 accommodations along the trails have suffered minor repairable damages.

#3 All 30 bridges on the trails are safe.

#4 Only kilometers of the trail in four different sub-sections need to be re-routed due to risk of landslides and boulders falling.

#5 The report has suggested abandon the older section of trail south of Ghasa that leads to the old foot in favor of the road located further west that leads to the newer bridge due to landslide hazard.

#6 All the frequently used tracks should be checked for new failures and rock fall following monsoon rains each year.


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Top 5 Travel Destination In Nepal – Post Earthquake

Nepal is a country of beautiful landscapes, which tends to offer both the cultural and natural bliss to the tourists. The highest mountains in the world, hundreds of fast flowing rivers all suitable for adventurous sports, multiple wildlife areas for safari and many other unexplored territories; makes Nepal a haven for the holiday-goers.

The 25th April earthquake not only managed to leave a dent on the various tourist destinations in Nepal but also made many tourists think twice before travelling to this small South-Asian nation.  However, the scenario has changed. The countries which had advised its citizens to not travel to Nepal have lifted their travel restriction, many passionate travelers have already been in Nepal in the last 3 months and clarified their safe stay in Nepal. Even the Government of Nepal has released an official statement declaring Nepal is safe for the tourists.

Despite the destruction of two of the most popular trekking trails( Langtang and Manaslu), including numerous cultural heritage sites, Nepal still has other tourist destinations which have been affected none or less by the earthquake.


Top 5 Travel Destination in Nepal

#1 Everest Base Camp
#2 Annapurna Circuit Trek
#3 Pokhara
#4 Chitwan National Park
#5 Lumbini

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