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Nepal travel is safe after earthquake

Mount Fishtail 6993 m

Nepal travel is safe after the earthquake (7.6-rector scale) on 25 April 2015 at 11:56 PM local time. Barpak Village, Gorkha District was epicenter with an approximate 8 km depth hypocenter, 80 km northwest of Kathmandu. The affected districts were 31, Sindhupalchowk (1), Kathmandu (2), Nuwakot (3), Dhading (4), Rasuwa (5),  Gorkha (6), Bhaktapur (7), Kavrepalanchowk (8), Lalitpur (9), Dolakha (10), Makawanpur (11), Ramechhap (12), Solukhumbu (13) Okhaldhunga (14), Sindhuli (15), Sunsari (16), Chitwan (17), Bara (18), Parsa (19), Lamjung (20) Morang (21), Bhojpur (22), Kaski (23), Taplejung (24), Dhanusha (25), Sarlahi (26), Rautahat (27), Nawalparasi (28), Tanahu (29), Rolpa (30), and Rukum (31).

National earthquake center Kathmandu recorded some 40000 aftershocks, including 477 above 4-rector scale. After on 25 April 2015 (Barpak-epicenter), the next hit on 12 may 2015 (Dolakha-epicenter) at 12:50 PM (7.3 magnitudes). The reported casualties were 8964, injured 22400 and damaged around 700000 houses within the 31 districts. China, India, and Bangladesh were affected by this earthquake. The 88000 houses collapsed in Kathmandu Valley. At least 20000 foreigners were visiting in Nepal in the earthquake time.  In Langtang Valley, 250 people reported missing. One hundred thousands of people were homeless. The UNESCO heritage around 400 cultural sites was damaged including the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. We heard an unusual cry of birds and bark of dogs as well as a strange sound of wind before and after the earthquake. The first few days quake we observed an unusual weather pattern in Kathmandu valley. Fear was rampant in the affected areas including injuries, suffocation, shock, acute anxiety, phobia, acute posttraumatic stress disorders, and gastroenteritis to the affected population. 

The foreign countries and aid agencies helped Nepal, including International Federation of Red Cross, European Union, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Ajarbaizan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Canada, China,  Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City and Vietnam. The Nepal government mobilized an army, police and neighboring countries, rescue teams. Helicopters from Nepal Army, private sectors, and India used in earthquake affected areas of various districts (Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Kavrepalanchowk, Dhading, Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, and Solukhumbu) to supply relief package and rescue operation.

The earthquakes history of Nepal since 1255, 1408, 1681, 1767, 1808, 1823, 26 August 1833 (7.7 magnitude), 23 May 1866 (7.0 magnitude), 28 August 1916 (7.1 magnitude), 15 January at 2:28 PM, 1934 (8.2 magnitude), 27 May 1936 (7.0 magnitude), 4 September 1954 (6.5 magnitude), 11 January 1962 (6.0 magnitude), 26 September 1964 (6.2 magnitude), 12 January 1965 (6.1 magnitude), 27 June 1966 (6.0 magnitude), 29 July 1980 (6.8 magnitude), 21 August 1988 (6.8 magnitude), 9 December 1991 (6.2 magnitude), and the 2015 AD. 

Nepal travel is safe after the earthquake for its visitors. All the damaged structures are renovating, rebuilding, and retrofitting. Tourists are welcome in Nepal for the Himalayan outdoor trips. The 700 tourists, including Nepalese assistants, climbed Mount Everest successfully after the quake. The mountain, major cities, Lumbini, Chitwan, sunrise hill, and the snow-capped mountains are safe for the tour and hiking. Tourists cam change Nepal's economy as like as before the earthquake.