We are planning on going to Kathmandu in October and wondering how the conditions currently are after the earthquake? Is there clean water, food, and accommodation in Kathmandu presently?
Kathmandu is absolutely safe and life is normal here. There was big media hype about Earthquake and its impact on Nepal. Yes we had unfortunate destruction however its actual impact analysis went wrong due to media and their publicity stunts. We had damage on Kathmandu Durbar Square area (Old City only) however rest all other places & heritage Sites had minimum and very low damage. UNESCO Sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Harati Devi Temple, Bhaktapur, Patan are open for any foreign tourists and you can visit this place and also had very less damage. 100% Hotels are in operations, no disease breakout, Hospital & health facilities all in adequate condition, 95% roads safe and all major road linking Capital & other tourist destination had no impact of earthquake. In addition to that Nepal & security condition is 1000% safe.
Nothing to worry about to travel in Nepal. You can plan for your Holidays. Actually Nepal needs you & your support to rise again. If you wish to HELP NEPAL – CHOOSE NEPAL FOR YOUR VACATION. It is just the over-hyped and wrong media reporting about Earthquake had impact Nepal's tourism economy more than the pain of Earthquake itself.
Remember Nepal is famous for Natural beauty, landscape, Himalayan ranges & its old tradition. These highlights are as it is. We have people travelling with us post-Earthquake and they had posted their feedback on the same. You can search to understand actual ground reality. October is the best season to travel in Nepal.
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That's great you are planning to visit Nepal in October, that will be a perfect time to visit Kathmandu Nepal. Everything is good, clean water, food and accomodation is perfect and it will be even better in October. Please let me know if you have anything to ask, i would be happy to answer and help.
I am a local of Kathmandu and I can say for sure that KTM is safe. The Monsoon would have been a worry if you were travelling now, but since you are travelling in October, it will be long over by then.
Most of the hotels (if not all) in Kathmandu are still operating and are good condition. Regarding your concern over food and water, there is nothing to worry about.
There was a news item, yesterday, in India, saying that there was a landslide near the Annapurna circuit, a hiking route, which was triggered by the heavy showers of the current monsoon season due to the displacement of soil during the earthquake. The news item also mentioned that over a 2 million people are still homeless all over Nepal. The monsoon season should be over before October.
A friend living in Kathmandu said that life's back to almost normal there, but not outside the city of Kathmandu. This might give you some perspective
I also remember reading a news item, 3 days ago, about an Indian car manufacturer launching a new car in the Kathmandu market so I'm taking this to be an indication of life being normal there.
I'm not too sure if this answer helps you any, but it's current news so I'm sharing.