Print Edition - 2017-04-17 | MONEY
Nepal named top travel destination
Apr 17, 2017-
Nepal has secured the top spot in the list of 10 best places to travel published by the British newspaper, The Guardian. In its report titled, ‘How to plan a post-Brexit holiday-from Serbia to the Lake District’, the the popular newspaper placed Nepal in the No 1 spot.
“Pound for pound, Nepal is better value than Europe,” says Catherine Shearer of specialist cycle holiday experts H+I Adventures. The country has had a tricky few years that have featured Maoist insurgency, royal massacre and a devastating earthquake, but Nepal has come roaring back. Travellers are reporting a sense of optimism and vibrancy that rubs off on visitors.
“Democracy is on the rise,” reports Dr Claire Smith of York University’s Asia Research Network. “It is an inspiring moment to visit the country … and the curries are delicious.” This is a country with a huge amount to offer: its mountain ranges, obviously, but also a wealth of wildlife, temples, ancient towns and colourful culture. KE Adventure Travel specialises in some spectacular hikes in the country.
Published: 17-04-2017 08:05