It’s Been One Year Since the Devastating Nepal Earthquakes. Here’s What It’s Like To Travel Here Now.
On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the Gorkha District of Nepal. It was followed by a large aftershock on May 12. Over 8000 people died, 21,000 were injured and 900,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. In April 2016, during the peak of Nepal’s spring tourist season and in the week before the one-year anniversary of the earthquake, I travelled to Pokhara and the Annapurna Himalayas to find out how tourism in the country is faring.