It has just been announced that 2020 is being advertised as “Visit Nepal 2020″. The government has planned an initiative with a target of attracting 2 million tourists by 2020 following on from successful similar idea in 2011.
The year 2020 has been announced as “Tourism Year for Nepal” and to make #VisitNepal2020 successful, let every Nepali unite & promote the beauty of #Nepal 🇳🇵#GoVisitNepal #Travel #hikingtrails #tourist #TourismWeek #VisitNepal #tourism pic.twitter.com/d7InOK91eZ
— Visit Nepal 2020 (@iVisitNepal2020) May 31, 2018
After the devastating earthquake of 2015, tourism in Nepal took a real knock, but since then, things have steadily been rising. 2017 saw 940,218 foreigners enter the country which is back to pre-earthquake figures and tourism professionals are hopeful things will rise again in 2018 (early reports indicate that this is likely). We want to show the world that Nepal is back on the map as one of the best, most diverse destinations in the world and that we are open and ready for business.
Why should you visit Nepal?
Nepal is a country that has something for everyone, adventure, mountains, culture, diversity, wildlife, religion, and rivers to name just a few. The Lonely Planet has shown support for the country and named Nepal as the No.1 best value destination for 2017 and No.5 on their hot list of countries to visit next year, which is quite an honor and say “By visiting Nepal now and supporting local culture and people, you could help a nation rebuild and bounce back even stronger.”
Nepal has also been ranked Sixth in Cool List 2016 by National Geographic Traveller Magazine “Tourist numbers to Nepal plummeted by 85 per cent after the devastating earthquakes, but the country is once more open for business and safe to visit.”
No matter what your interests are, there is something in Nepal for everyone;
Trekking and Climbing
Nepal is of course most famous for it’s trekking and climbing trails with the ultimate being Mount Everest. Whether your a novice or pro, there are so many incredible trails in Nepal, you are sure to find a trek to suit your needs.
Culture Tradition and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Nepal is also rich in culture and traditions. There are countless ethnic groups each following their distinct art and religion and many bright and colourful festivals. Nepal boasts in cultural diversity, and this vast tradition showcases in the heritage and temples. In Kathmandu alone, there are 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar Squares.
Nepal is not only about trekking and mountain climbing, Nepal also boasts 852 species of birds and bird watching has evolved into a sought out activity of tourists. Nepal also homes several endangered species such as the Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros, Bengal Fox, Red Panda and the elusive Snow Leopard. A safari trip to Chitwan or Bardia National Park is something you will never forget.
Of course there is plenty of rafting and kayaking in Nepal, but there is also mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, ziplines, bungy jumps, paragliding, microlights, SUP and WAY more!!!
Is Nepal safe to Travel?
After the earthquake hit in 2015, rumours were flying around the world about how bad the damage in the country was, and word got out that it was not safe to travel here. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Although some of the more rural parts are still trying to recover from the earthquake, all the major tourist destinations are up and ready for action. In reality only 3 of over 30 trekking regions were actually affected.
The Tourism Board has checked every route and the damage sustained by the trail. Currently, all 35 main hiking routes are declared safe to travel, and national parks cleared for visits. So Nepal is as safe as it ever has been.
Preparation for Visit Nepal 2020
If you would like to support this incredible country whilst having the experience of a lifetime, then start planning your trip to Nepal now.
The country is preparing by getting their two new international airports ready (one is set to be built in Pokhara and the other in Lumbini), more and more hotels are being built and restored in preparation for the increase in tourism and several well known hotel chains will be opening up in popular destinations soon. Lots of work is being done in Kathmandu and other areas to improve the infrastructure and work continues at the World Heritage Sites that were damaged in the 2015 earthquake all ready for your upcoming visits!
Why Choose GRG for 2020
We would love for you to travel Nepal 2020 with us! GRG Adventuress is a certified Rafting Agency which has provided whitewater rafting and kayaking expeditions in Nepal for almost ten years. We specialize in personalized itinerary and flexibility to make your holidays unforgettable, and don’t just take our word for it. For booking and enquiries please email us at [email protected]