Nepal Earthquake 2015
Date: - April 25th, 2015
Time: - 11:56 AM
Magnitude: - 7.8 (classification, violent)
Depth: - 15.0 km (9.3 mi)
Epicenter: - 28.147°N 84.708E
Killed, more than: 8,800
Injured more than:- 22,000
Displaced persons, close to half a million
The Nepal Earthquake of April 25th killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 22,000. It occurred at 11:56 in the morning on Saturday April 25th, 2015. It struck with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Its epicenter was approximately 80 km West of Kathmandu; its depth was approximately 15 km (9.3 mi). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the earthquake of 1934.
IS TRAVEL SAFE, AND WHAT ARE CURRENT CONDIITIONS LIKE
1.The most important elements for safe travel are up and running in Nepal, Electrical services have been restored, Sanitation and garbage collection have greatly reduced any risk of infection or disease. There is plenty of water, and both bottled water and food supplies are plentiful, in fact you really can’t tell the difference between pre and post earthquake, except there are fewer people visiting.
2.There are bountiful opportunities for tourism in Nepal at this very moment; many establishments have lowered prices in an effort to attract tourists back to Nepal. You could call it a bargain hunter's paradise; your money will buy you significantly more right now. You will enjoy a rare opportunity to visit places where you can truly enjoy the solitude of the moment without fighting the crouds that can be normal at some of Nepal’s more popular destinations. it really is a best of both worlds opportunity right now in Nepal. Most Hotels and Restaurants are open for business, Airports, Roads and most all transportation, especially transportation geared towards the tourist are all fully functioning, there really are very few problems as it relates to providing those services that support the tourism industry here in Nepal.
3.Nepals many sightseeing opportunities includes, The UNESCO World Heritage sites which reopened for tourists on June 15th, includes the famous Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa are all re-opened for tourist visits. Some of these historic structures did sustain some damage, but repairs are underway to fully restore these sites, and you can still experience their grandeur.
4.Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park & Koshi Tapu experienced very little to no damage, and all are open and welcoming those tourists who wish to experience these places really under rare uncrowded conditions. Imagine having a resort almost entirely to yourself, you will find the level of service like you can’t really get when things get crowded.
5.Nepal’s Adventure Trave3l Opportunities
Annapurna Region, Makalu
Region, Kanchenjunga Region, the west Nepal Dolpo, rara, Mugu barely felt the earthquake and the trails and tea houses are all open for trekking.
6.Peak climbing, Expedition, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Bunggy Jump, Canyoning in Nepal
1.Langtang and manaslu still closed.
2.Tibet it is possible only flight in and flight out. Kodari/ zhanbu/ Kodai is closed.
To date, TRIPHIMALAYA TREKS AND EXPEDITIONS has directly helped to organize and provide Earthquake Relief Aid to 11 of some of the hardest hit and most difficult to reach villages within the earthquake zone. Especially we got sponsored Mrs. Flavia Christen &Team from Switzerland. Many thanks for all team who help such terrible earthquake disaster in Nepal. Trip Himalaya try to reach more victims region of Nepal.