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Influence of Nepal Earthquake on journey to Tibet

Date: 2015.05.13 Editor: Evelyn Shi

A strong magnitude-8.1 earthquake shook Nepal's capital on April 25 and caused tremendous damage and death. Nepal and worldwide assistance are committed to rescue and post-disaster reconstruction right then.


Strong aftershocks continue to happen after the first devastating quake. A 7.3-magnitude quake hit near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest on May 12.


The affected areas by the earthquake are only limited to Sino-Nepal border, including Zhangmu town, Tingri, and Mt. Everest. Therefore, tourists are unable to travel to these places.


But most areas in Tibet including Lhasa, Nyingch, Lake Namtso, Lake Yamdrok, Tsedang, Gyangze, and Shigatse are not affected by the earthquake, and tour itineraries to these places work as normal. Tourists can travel to most attractions in Tibet (except Sino-Nepal border area) as scheduled.