With regard to the Maoist insurgency, is it safe to visit Nepal?
Yes. To date the Maoists have announced that they will not attack foreign tourists. We firmly believe that there won’t be any unpleasant incidents involving Maoists and tourists. Sometimes and only sometimes, on certain Trekking routes, there have been reports of Maoists asking ‘gate fees’ from Tourists (usually 1000Rupees). But there have been no reports of tourists being injured, kidnapped or killed due to Maoist activities.