Earthquake Area Tour

Earthquake Area Tour

As has been reported around the world, a powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook Nepal on the 25th of April 2015 causing many human casualties and destroying many of our near and dear historical sites. A second powerful earthquake less than three weeks later. On tuesday, 12 May, spread panic throughout Nepal. The new 7.3 magnitude quake was centred 76 km (47 miles) east of the capital in a hilly area close to the border with Tibet. The death toll has reached 8702 including 3899 male and 4801 female so far. The number of disappeared stands at 366. Similarly, out of 22,220 injured, 5996 are undertaking medical treatment, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The quake completely destroyed 505,745 private houses and 14,433 governments. In addition, according to the Ministry of Information, 279,330 private and 3306 government buildings suffered partial damage. The number of displaced persons will exceed over 500,000.

Nepal is celebrating the Earthquake Day on January 16, to remember the loss from the great earthquake of 1934; nobody could predict that another disaster would cause even greater loss of lives and properties as the most recent one. Not many people in Nepal realize that Nepal is among the high risk countries in terms of earthquake occurrences. On the other hand, there is the need to find out more about the reasons behind this and how to deal with future damages if Nepal is hit by another devastating earthquake. Though our country is going through a tough time right now, life has to go on. This could in fact be an opportunity for Nepal to grow stronger and better than ever.

One of the unique ways to help Nepali people and Nepal as a whole at this difficult time is by visiting Nepal. Because whatever you spend on your visit will directly benefit Nepali people who are living in remote disaster villages and who have suffered the most. Asian Hiking Team organizes trekking in earthquake disaster areas to see the disaster historical building, local villages, temples, Durbar, stupas, monastery and thus assisting those areas struck by natural disasters. Here, we design an itinerary visiting cultural and historical areas Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and day tours to Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok and Dolakha. If such an itinerary does not match your interest and time frame, lets us know and we will take you to other affected areas.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1340m), transfer to Hotel, overnight Hotel, no activities on this day, (accommodation).

Day 02: Earthquake city Tour – Sightseeing in Kathmandu durbar square, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath and Patan Durbar Square where the major disaster areas, transfer to hotel, 5/6 hours, overnight Kathmandu, (Accommodation with BB, car and guide).

Day 03: Earthquake city tour - Visit earthquake city Bhaktapur and Sakhu with car and guide, 5/6 hours, transfer to hotel, overnight Kathmandu. (Accommodation with BB, car and guide)

Day 04: Nuwakot – Early morning drive 4 hours to Nuwakot Durbar area, explore the disaster area and return to Kathmandu, overnight Kathmandu (Accommodation with BB, car and guide).

Day 05: Early morning drive to Gorkha 5 hours, visit Gorkha Durbar and Kalika Temple, observe the Mountain View and disaster areas, overnight in Gorkha (Accommodation with BB, car and guide).

Day 06: Gorkha to Barpak drive 3-5 hours, overnight home stay.

Day 07: Explore the earthquake center point, test local culture and custom or you can visit Laprak village, overnight at home stay.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu 6-7 hours, transfer to hotel, overnight Kathmandu (Accommodation with BB, car and guide)

Day 09: Drop to airport for your own way journey or next trip.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change. If you want to stay at any disaster place it’s possible. If want to help in (some relief things) earthquake victim people, yes it is possible. If you have any rebuild programs let us know, we will make arrangements.