Rough Guides place Nepal on a must-visit country of 2016
UK-based online travel portal, Rough Guides has placed Nepal at number one spot in its top ten countries to visit in year 2016. Rough Guides is one of the leading travel publishers in the world.
What would be more awesome than this, for the country which is recovering from devastating earthquake on April 12 ?
“After a series of devastating earthquakes and aftershocks, Nepal’s tourist industry is on the rise again. Though hundreds of thousands have been left homeless, and daily life is not fully back to normal, the country’s historic landmarks are slowly being restored”, Rough Guide said on its website revealing top holiday destinations for this year.
Trekking routes are reopening and the resilient Nepali people are finding their feet.
“With varied landscapes—from the Himalayas to jungles inhabited by tigers, elephants and rhinos—Nepal should be your first choice for travel in 2016,” Rough Guides added further.
“Thoughtfully spent tourist dollars will go a long way here; choosing independent home-stays and grass roots tour companies ensures money ends up in local pockets,” it said.
The other countries on the list are Colombia, Cuba, Jordan, Albania, Romania, El Salvador, Wales, Kenya and Sri Lanka, in that order.
Earlier, another UK-based popular travel publication National Geographic Traveller had placed Nepal in the sixth spot among 16 cool locations to visit in 2016.
“What is certain is that the people of Nepal need tourism more than ever to get past this current crisis and rebuild for the future.”