An Indian Armyman on rescue work at Lalitpur in Earthquake-hit Nepal (Photo: PTI)
Kathmandu: An assessment team says the most popular trekking trail in Nepal escaped damage during the April’s devastating earthquake and is safe for hikers to return.
Kit Miyamoto of the California-based engineering firm Miyamoto International assessed the 200 kilometers (125 miles) of trekking trails around Mount Annapurna. Only about 3 percent of the accommodations on the trail were damaged by the April 25 earthquake and hazards were found only at three spots on the route.
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The devastating earthquake in April and a smaller one in May killed 8,898 people in Nepal. Nepal is hoping tourists will return to Nepal in September when tourist season begins.