On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing more than 9,000 people and numerous historic monuments across the central part of the country.
Most of us know Nepal as the home of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. This southeast Asian country is adventure heaven and the great news is you don’t have to be as brave as those that scale Everest in order to enjoy it. Nepal is a place where you can have your cake and eat it too.
If you’re looking to give back on your next excursion or simply have the hiking itch, consider visiting Nepal. The best way to help this country recover from the damages is to help build its tourism back up again. Whether you go for the hiking, the culture, or the mountain tea houses, there is plenty in store for many in Nepal. The spirit and optimism of the local Nepali in their rebuilding efforts is astounding. The Himilayas are calling and many are heading back to this area as the trails open, awaiting new tracks.
There are hundreds of people that have spent a lifetime exploring the mountain trails of the Himalaya and the atmospheric temple towns of the Middle Hills. The best part? They keep coming back for more. The biggest problem you might face in Nepal is picking and choosing what to see and do on your trip as it is impossible to cover it all.
There are plenty of adventure tour companies that offer trekking excursions to Nepal, including Intrepid Travel who is currently donating all profits from its 2015/16 Nepal trips to earthquake relief efforts on the ground.
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