I have information on placements for working in schools in both Nepal and Northern India. I will be working in one of the two areas for 4 months. After my placement has ended i want to spend either one or two months treking parts of the himalays. I am finding it difficult choosing the country i want to do my placement in.
Does anyone who has been to either one of the two areas, or has trekked in the himayas in one of the two areas have any info to help me make up my mind.
I have herd there is guerrilla warfare in nepal, is it dangerous enough so that its advisable not to go?
Thanx so much
whilst i have never been to either country i do have something to add, my housemate is nepalese and he was the union president for trekking workers in nepal a few years ago.
i am going to india next year and had crossed nepal of my list (befor meeting chin) due to the "unrest". My housemate has told me about how much the country has suffered due to the moaist scaring off the tourists, however this violence WILL NOT be aimed at tourists - tourism is the life blood of nepal - they are not going to bite the hand that feeds them. The people are extrememly friendly and wont be AS inclined to rip you off (keeping in mind that being a foreigner u will always pay foreigner price) plus if u r going on a tight budget nepal is EXTREMELY cheap. if the mountains call the nepal is the best place to be. Well that is my opinion based on the limited information i have. hope it is of some help i also hope someone who knows more than me offers u some too
I'm going to Nepal in February regardless of any Maoist activity. Its a horrific shame that labels such as 'terrorist' are thrown around by scaremongers in the western world. I am from Northern Ireland, a beautiful and extremely friendly part of the world but it has had a reputation for 'terrorism' (i hate that idiotic word) in the past, although it had one of the lowest crime-rates in Europe at a time during 'the troubles'. You should not let yourself be scared out of travelling there by sensationalist labels. I won't be. If the comparison of Northern Ireland is anything to go by, it is probably one of the safest and friendliest places around. I can't wait to go.