Risks in Nepal

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The Department of State reminds travelers that Nepal has experienced significant political violence in the past and, although there have been markedly fewer major disturbances in recent months, political tensions remain. Demonstrations and disruptions continue to occur. Curfews can be announced with little notice.

As in urban centers worldwide, crime in the major cities of Nepal encompasses murder, sexual assault and armed robbery. Theft and muggings occasionally occur in popular tourist and trekking areas, and female travelers can encounter harassment. Tourists have had belongings stolen from their rooms while they slept.

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The Department of State reminds travelers that Nepal has experienced significant political violence in the past and, although there have been markedly fewer major disturbances in recent months, political tensions remain. Demonstrations and disruptions continue to occur. Curfews can be announced with little notice.

As in urban centers worldwide, crime in the major cities of Nepal encompasses murder, sexual assault and armed robbery. Theft and muggings occasionally occur in popular tourist and trekking areas, and female travelers can encounter harassment. Tourists have had belongings stolen from their rooms while they slept.