Nepal was already a beautiful and inspiring country to visit, but after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked central Nepal in early 2015, there has been a greater push for tourists to travel there. Travel trade organizations and the Nepal government have urged tourists worldwide to help the Nepalese people recover from this disaster by engaging in commerce there and, with tour operators, hotels, and travel agencies giving amazing discounts to do so, it’s as good a time as any. Still need convincing? Here’s why Nepal’s perfect for your next escape.
1. Great Deals in Thamel
We all love a good deal and Nepal is a budget-traveler’s dream destination. In Thamel, a commercial district in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, shoppers can feel right at home throwing money around on items like souvenirs, clothing, music, trekking gear, pashmina textiles, fresh vegetables and fruits, and delectable pastries, as deflated prices combined with a weak currency make Nepal a must-visit for the bargain-loving shopaholic. With numerous discounts to attract visitors to Nepal, it’s even easier to find the right deals on transportation, accommodation and activities for your travel plans.