Danger and security in Nepal


Political problems and civil war: Nepal, despite its civil war ending in 2006 is not a dangerous country for foreigners. Against by certain precautions are taken. In 2002, the Maoist chief wrote a letter to the tourists by telling them they were welcome in his country but should be aware that they incur some risks being caught in the crossfire. Yet in 2009, strikes paralyzed the country and tourists left with few options. courrent Tourists do absolutely no danger because ls Nepalese are aware of the very positive impact of these on the economy.

Health in Nepal: Deficiencies very important level of hygiene can discourage some and bringing some small complications such as diahrée or gastrointestinal enthérite. If you can control your hand washing, you can not control those cooks.


Infectious disease in Nepal: In addition, those wishing to visit the Chitwan National Park to the south should be aware that mosquitoes may carry malaria and provision should be made before departure. This area of southern Nepal is very hot and humid. That was the animal diversity is greater and therefore, the disease also.


Violence and threat to passengers: In regard to violence, Nepal is safe. The events can sometimes be very impressive, but are unlikely to affect tourists. In general, the Nepalese are very aware of the contribution of foreigners to the country's economy. They want to protect this "resource" indispensable.

Travelogue: "I was impressed by the friendliness of the Nepalese. From very welcoming, having learned a few words of Nepal made the contact even easier. Every day, I had to do the same 30 minutes walking to go / return to the school where I did the course. Since I was looking for all options to practice the language, I said number "namaste" to people along the street. I always answered with a big smile and the experience was wonderful. One evening, I do the same route and a man is sitting beside the road. He looks at me, I look and I smiled on him. I replied: "you want to fight." Not sure have understood, I asked: "what?" He asks me if I want to beat me. Very surprised, I note the head and continued walking. This is the only negative experience I had in 6 weeks in Nepal. "

Fraud and theft: The scams are still the type of crime more prevalent among tourists in Nepal. It happens very often that you request a price exhorbitant or that you have set a price (for a taxi for example) and on arrival you are asked to benefit prextant reason. This practice is unfortunately very courrant especially in Kathmandu. Be sure to set a price before departure, or before using a service. Do not hesitate to repeat if you feel the need. The prices that some agencies for certain practice trek can sometimes look like a scam. For example, an agency seeking a person to pay a 1000 euro (even with a guide and porter) for a trek of 10 days is excessive. Even with insurance, food and porters, nothing justifies such a price. Food and lodging per day per passenger cost to an agency about 10 euros. Add a carrier and a guide, 15-20 euros. Each passenger costs as little as 25 euros per day (and this award is in an extreme case!) I saw a couple of Swiss travel guide with a "friend" who asked them 800 euros for a trek of 10 days. This price is exorbitant given that the couple should not spend more than 200 euros in the 10 days. The guide is thus with a staggering 600 euros for 10 days.

Transport safety in Nepal: The road conditions are often very, very bad. Add to this the maintenance of vehicles often weak and there is one very bad accident. Exceedances in mountains and rough roads can make driving very recklessly. If you rent a car, take special attention to your surroundings when driving. Note that using the horn to signal his presence. Its use is not aggressive or move.

Mountain Falls: During a trek, the risk of falls is very present. In fact, this risk is increased during raids in the climbs. To avoid possible falls, do not hesitate to take a short break when you feel the need. It is often in a moment of inattention (due to fatigue) that falls occur. Also, if you have a walking stick and a ganse to include the hand, in the descent, release your hand. In the event of a fall, having the hand in ganse can make your resume difficult balance and can thus increase the magnitude of the fall (and injuries).

The mountain sickness: It is a real danger that should never be taken lightly. Your guide (if experienced) should prompt you to say any type of discomfort you might feel when you climb: loss of appetite, headache, nausea, vomiting, numb members. Some may feel the evil mountain 2500 meters but it is usually around 3500-4000 that problems generally start. The guides are very experienced (at least they should be!) And they know how to react to such symptoms. Do not underestimate their knowledge even if your medical knowledge is impressive. Other important things to know. Mountain sickness benefit because of deaths among athletes and the very sports because they tend to climb the mountains very quickly and do not wait the required time to adjust to the altitude difference.

Travelogue in the mountains of Nepal: "A German doctor had a day is the base camp of Everest. My guide Amir was invited to express any discomfort as he was of his safety. The doctor told him it had a much better training than the guide to address the health problems that could occur. It therefore climbed hard (too!) and what needed to happen happened. In the middle of the night, she began to feel pain very important to the head. She vomited and began to feel the whole body numb (advanced mountain sickness). panicked, her husband called Amir (the guide). They had the off on a stretcher as soon as possible in a place where the helicopter could pick them up. The guide had to call the rescue and repatriate the helicopter at night in Kathmandu. Recklessness of German doctor almost cost him life. Fortunately she survived thanks to the work of mountain guide. "


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