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1. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

I went to Nepal 5 years ago and have been keen to go back ever since... however, official government travel advisories are telling me it is not safe- has anyone been recently? Am I as likely to get blown up by maoists as they are saying? How unsafe is it really-inside/outside Kathmandu Valley and on the trekking trails-particularly Annapurna as I did Langtang last time and am keen to do Annapurna-Would like to make a detour while I am in Asia in jan-feb next year and was just pondering the subject...

2. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

You must wait some more time & observe the situation. Last month some of my friends went to Nepal. They had some bitter experiences. They suggested me not to choice Nepal rightnow.

3. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

Thanks for the feedback Mahmud... that is kind of the way I have been looking at the situation...

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting mahmud

You must wait some more time & observe the situation. Last month some of my friends went to Nepal. They had some bitter experiences. They suggested me not to choice Nepal rightnow.

Hi Mahmud,

WOW, What experiences did they have? What happened? And what did they observe? Where were they (just in Kathmandu or elsewhere in Nepal)?

I'd be interested to here about the experiences they told you about.

5. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Guess I've to postpone my plan to Nepal ...:(

6. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

Mahmud... I too would be interested in what experiences they had.

7. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

Thank you all. Actually some of my friends went to Nepal by road through the border of Kakorvita. From Kakorvita they went to Kathmundu by bus & it took around 15 hours. While they reached at Kathmundu, some underground parties of Nepal called strike, the situation became worse. They stayed 3/4 days there but no improvement. So, my friends tried to return Bangladesh. But the roads were blocked for the strike. So, somehow they managed to return Bangladesh by air.

Even though, the situation improved a bit, but this is my personal opinion to wait & observe some more time.

But the fact is that Nepal is very nice country, specially Pokhra. Kathmundu also attract me.

8. Posted by WonderlandT (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

Guess I've to postpone my plan to Nepal ...:(

hello cikusang and all, i plan to travel to Kathmandu from Sep 26th-Oct 03. I've a friend there working as a tour guide, he will charge me US 15 per day. I have every details about him and his company. Anybody interested ?

As Maoist is targeting road attack, I'd fly from New Delhi to Kathmandu. We can meet at Kathmandu. My option is Annapurna region.

Regards,
Pradis

9. Posted by luciano (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

thats the first i've heard of road attacks to kathmandu. That's the exact route i plan to take (delhi to kathmandu)....shite!
Anyone got any more info on that or how serious it should be taken? I really dont want to fly, just dont feel like organizing more flights or setting dates!
cheers.

10. Posted by WonderlandT (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

Quoting luciano

thats the first i've heard of road attacks to kathmandu. That's the exact route i plan to take (delhi to kathmandu)....shite!
Anyone got any more info on that or how serious it should be taken? I really dont want to fly, just dont feel like organizing more flights or setting dates!
cheers.

hello luciano,
Maoist are active at the southern part of Nepal. A few months ago, there is a bomb attack on the public bus. I read a news report (I orget its source) that a road link from India to Nepal is not advisable.

Don't afraid just be careful. Tragedy is everywhere. It is the matter of the time.

Pradis.