Hi. I am booked on the Annapurna Circuit trip Nov. 23-Dec. 15. Of course, I am excited about the trip, but have been getting a lot of feedback from friends about the political unrest in Nepal. Can you give me some insight to the relative safety of this trip in light of some of the recent news?
Here's some of the latest on Nepal:
>From the Canadian embassy - the travel advisory says that all regions are affected by the insurgency. Annapurna is situated in a region considered "fairly affected", though it is still safe to travel in the Annapurna circuit during daylight hours. There may be curfews whereever you travel, including in Kathmandu. November could see more rebel action. Here's the link to the embassy site: http://www.voyage.gc.ca/destinations/menu_e.htm. The embassy is recommending Canadian citizens to register with it due to the problems there.
FOR AMERICAN CITiZENS: here's the latest advisory from the US Embassy in Nepal: http://www.south-asia.com/USA/acs-pa.html
Here's the Lonely Planet perspective: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/indian_subcontinent/nepal/#togo
Here's Nepal's very own web site - looks very useful http://www.nepalhomepage.com/travel/firstpage/
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
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