Nepal is one of the safest countries in South Asia for travelling. Even so, Night might not be a very good time for travelling in Nepal. In comparison to day, 75% of higher crimes rights are reported at Night, either to tourists or local crimes. So, even though Nepal is relatively safer at Night than nearby countries like India, it is not absolutely safe to wander at Night. Especially if you are a solo female, then travelling alone at night can be dangerous.
This means if you are travelling on a night bus or a tourist vehicle or travelling with a bigger group, then it is not very risky for night travellers. Or if you are spending your Night in a club around Pokhara or Thamel or dining at a nice restaurant and travelling back to your hotel in a taxi, it is quite Safe. But the open streets might not be as safe as the secured places of hotels. So, just wandering around the city area alone at Night can be a bit risky.
If we talk about the villages, then trekking in the remote land of Nepal ( as Langtang Valley Trek) is safe from criminal activities. Most of the villagers are very welcoming and frank towards their tourists. However, if you’re walking in a very dense forest away from the village, is the chances of attack from the wild animal remains. As such an attack has not been reported very frequently in Nepal, you are likely to be safe when you are travelling in a group or with a guide. This is the main reason why the Nepal government has made it compulsory to hire guide wire trekking in Nepal.
Is Nepal safer than India?
In comparison, Nepal has lower crime rates than Nepal. Nepal has been known for its advocacy of peace and Buddhism to the world, while the history of India involves a lot of political instability and terrorism. Not the entire nation of India, but some of the regions are particularly violent, and criminal activity toward tourists is also higher. Moreover, the attitude of Nepalese towards the tourists is welcoming in comparison to that of India. So, if safety is the sole reason you are looking to pick your trip, then Nepal is probably a better destination for you. In the trekking route as the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will fell very welcomed and honored.
Heath safety – What injection do I need for Nepal?
Safety does not only mean a higher crime rate. It also means the spread of the disease in the land, and Nepal is known to be a safer country for this aspect. Right now, there is no particular injection or medication that you need just to be in Nepal alone. You might get some diarrhoea or food poisoning if you eat out a lot or do not purify the water you drink locally. However, other than that, no particular disease is spreading over Nepal.
Even so, you are recommended a few vaccination doses for your own safety. The vaccination should be against Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, and Typhoid. If you have already taken this vaccination as a child, then you do not need to take the vaccine again. Some of these vaccinations might be covered by your travel insurance, so make sure you check it. Vaccination against malaria and yellow fever is also recommended for travelling to the Terai region or if you are travelling to India.
The list of routine vaccination are:
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Flu (influenza)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)